James Franco

Did you guys watch Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco last night? It would make sense if you did, as James Franco is certainly within our interest-range, and many of our pals were on the dais: Seth Rogan, Nick Kroll, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, and Andy Samberg! (Plus Jonah Hill, Natasha Leggero, and Jeff Ross, who I don’t think are our friends, necessarily.) (Though who knows, they could be your friends!) (You got 2 do you.) If you didn’t catch it, though, let me give you a recap: in the year 2013, white people made fun on how the only non-white wasn’t white, and heterosexuals made fun of the fact that one of them might be gay! Also people are fat and Jewish. YOU’VE BEEN ROASTED, LADIES AND GENTS! It was stupid and awful with moments of being all right, but it was probably our fault for expecting anything different, if we did. Unless you are Norm MacDonald (or, in this case, Andy Samberg), roasts are garbage! At the VERY least, they are not for us. (Us = Me, really, but I’m lumping you in with me and there is nothing you can do about it.) This one was especially odd, as the panel of roasters was made up of friends who repeatedly expressed their love for each other between generic Comedy Central Roast-style gay, fat, and Indian jokes said with an adopted mean voice that meant nothing. It was weird! And made me uncomfortable! I’M 2 SWEET 4 ROASTS & JOKES THAT R’NT 2 GOOD! Everyone looked nice in their formalwear, though. Right? Did you watch it? What did you think? I’ve included a few clips below, in case you’re curious. I suggest watching Bill Hader and Andy Samberg. Then I suggest turning off your computers, throwing them out the window, grabbing a worthwhile book, and hiding with it where no one will ever find you again! TAKE CONTROL OF UR LIVES!

Seth Rogan:

Andy Samberg:

Bill Hader:

Aziz Ansari

Nick Kroll:

Sarah Silverman:

Comments (47)
  1. I read a galley proof of James Franco’s novel last week. It makes Gone Girl look like Jesus’ Son. #boom. #roasted.

  2. I think what Kelly is trying to say is that she wants to be roasted.

  3. I think Andy Samberg roasted the roast. I agree with him.

  4. Andy Samberg and Bill Hader are national treasures.

  5. I feel like James Franco’s choice roast himself everyday just by being, I don’t really need to see Jeffrey Ross. No one ever does, but this time I really didn’t have a reason.

    • Why is Jeffrey Ross famous? — a question I ask myself once a year since these roasts started. And also about Seth Rogen.

      • Off-topic but has anyone seen promos for some Seth Rogan and Zac Efron movie that is just Zac Efron being really handsome and charming? I laughed at three things – two Efron jokes and that Seth Rogen would be married to Rose Byrne.

        Also… How old is Efron?

        • Born in 1987. Totally legal. (This post brought to you by Wikipedia: when you feel like a filthy old lady, Wikipedia only helps like 30% of the time because the guy is usually like 19.)

        • …I think I just became a cougar.

        • Having recently glimpsed my own upper body as I passed a mirror, I find it implausible that Mr. Efron achieved this abdominal and pectoral definition without violating the Deep Magic of Spare Oom. But perhaps there is a clause contained in an even Deeper Magic which permits such exploitation. A clause whose sole purpose is to allow physical excellence beyond the limits of reason and natural law…. There was a time when I would have found this equally implausible but now, having born reluctant witness to the obsessions of Spare Oom for so long, a crack in the fundamental principles upon which your world rests seems the most likely explanation.

          Or perhaps I should stop dulling the edge of my sorrows with beer and lose some weight.

      • I had no idea who he even was until I saw him at the Oddball Comedy Festival. He was funny there, but I’m not familiar with his previous work.

  6. I saw gifs of Aziz Ansari’s bits calling everyone else out on the racism and homophobia on Tumblr, so I think I’m good. I’m just going to pretend that was the whole roast.

    • “So many gay jokes about Franco! Apparently if you’re clean, well-dressed, and mildly cultured, you’re super gay now. Is that why the rest of you are so aggressively fat and dirty? You think if you read one book and take a shower, dicks are just gonna fly into your face?”

  7. Natasha Leggero was brutal and I thought she was great!

  8. That is just about the most subversive and interesting that I’ve ever seen Andy Samberg, so let’s call it a win.

  9. i thought it was hot. but i watched it around 2am and was mildly drunk. sooo….yeah…..

  10. What is the, like, process for picking who gets roasted? Is Franco too young to be roasted? Like, is his career over??? Isn’t that the point?

    Can we nominate Gabe?

  11. Should I know who the guy with cornrows is, asking for a friend.

  12. I was too busy waiting for the premiere of Bio’s new show, Stalked by a Ghost. I ended up falling asleep on my couch at 7:30.

    I am comfortable with my life decisions.

  13. I didn’t watch the whole thing, but I watched these clips, and they were great! So unless everything else in the show was nightmare trash I don’t know what the problem is.

  14. I watched it, I loved it, I’m sorry?

  15. I watched, I thought it sucked, and I’m about 95% positive they used a supplemental laugh track because the audience sounded like it was Showtime at the Apollo.

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