Where to even begin with Monday night's James Franco roast?
The actor/producer/soon-to-be reality star/everyman was the recipient of some zingers from his celebrity friends, who also took a few jabs at each other, at the Comedy Central roast. There were racial jokes, gay jokes, drug jokes, gay jokes, fat jokes...and did we mention the gay jokes?
"Who is the real James Franco," said actor Seth Rogen who hosted the event. "Is he an artist? Is he an actor? Is he a scholar? He's tough to pin down; although I've heard many guys have been able to do it."
Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari cracked: "So many gay jokes tonight about Franco. Apparently if you're clean, well dressed and mildly cultured, you're super gay now. Is that why the rest of you guys are so aggressively fat and dirty? You think if you read one book and take a shower, d-s are going to just fly into your face."
The roast also poked fun at Franco's reputation of doing anything and everything. One skit featured him doing everything from directing the show to painting, grading a paper and shooting a documentary.
Even his friends weren't spared. Comic and roast master general Jeff Ross poked fun at Franco's BFF and "This is the End" co-star, Jonah Hill.
"Jonah almost couldn't make it tonight because he had trouble finding a tuxedo that changes sizes every three hours," Ross said. "When Jonah's agent told him that Quentin Tarantino wanted him to be in a spaghetti western, Jonah was like, ‘You had me at spaghetti.'"
Franco seemed to love every minute of it. "I think this is truly my punishment for the Oscars," he said.
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Let's have a roast for Bieber and Gaga. I'll bring the barbecue sauce.
Since when did roasts happen for people who haven't exploded in a fiery ball of public atrocity (Sheen) or decade old burnouts (literally everyone else)?
This is the End wasn't That bad.
I agree, Franco is still too fresh and young to be roasted. I imagine it was 2 hours of terrible gay jokes.
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