James Franco Is Comedy Central’s New Roastee For Season Premiere


James Franco is taking over Comedy Central for a day. The 127 Hours star is set to be Comedy Central’s latest victim as a roastee on their show Comedy Central Roast.

Franco initially took to his personal Instagram and Twitter to announce the news that he will be roasted on the show. The actor said in his video to his followers: “Hey y’all, what’s up? I’m gonna get roasted on Comedy Central. Be sure to check it out. They wanted me to tell you that.”

In a statement through Huffington Post, Franco said about the impending roast, “I’ve dreamed about this roast for as long as I can remember.”

James Franco will sit off to the side and watch as his friends from the industry and the regular Roast players as they roast him about his career, which expands past the conventions of an actor. Over his career Franco has created numerous art shows all over the world, has directed films he’s collaborated on with his students, and has been a professional student turned professor at a ton of universities.

Franco, who is currently going to Yale for his PhD, has no problem with making fun of himself. Franco currently stars in This Is The End playing an exaggerated version of himself, alongside friends Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel.

For years Franco has been obsessed with his own image projected by the media, and his fans, and often uses that as the center for his many side projects. In fact, his documentary Francophrenia is set to air after the roast, so Franco didn’t lose an opportunity to capitalize either.

James Franco who’s represented by Miles Levy and Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, will both be on board to serve as executive producer and director of the Comedy Central Roasts of Charlie Sheen, Roseanne Barr, William Shatner, and Donald Trump. Both are said to produce Franco’s roast.

It is said that Franco’s roast will be taped in August and is set to air Labor Day on September 2.

Are you excited for James Franco’s roast?