Seth Rogen to Host Comedy Central Roast of James Franco

Sunday, August 4, 2013
By Kevin Crossman

Comedy Central announced that Seth Rogen will host a celebrity roast of James Franco. The two stars of This is The End are longtime friends after meeting on the set of Freaks and Geeks in 1999. The roast will tape on August 18 and will air on September 2.

Here’s the video announcing the show, along with the meme-worthy associated GIF image.

James Franco Roast Promo

James Franco Roast Promo

Press Release

COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of James Franco” to Tape on August 18 at Culver Studios and Premiere on Labor Day, Monday, September 2 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — COMEDY CENTRAL announced today that Seth Rogen has been named Roast Master for the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of James Franco.” The event (#FrancoRoast) will tape at Culver Studios on August 18 and premiere on Labor Day, Monday, September 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Since first teaming up in 1999 on the cult-favorite television series “Freaks and Geeks,” Franco and Rogen have collaborated on some of today’s most outrageous and quotable movies including “This Is The End,” “Pineapple Express” and the forthcoming “The Interview.”

The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of James Franco” will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also served as Executive Producer and Director of the COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts Of Rosanne Barr, Charlie Sheen, and Donald Trump, as well as the Emmy(R) -nominated “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of William Shatner.” Jonas Larsen is the Executive in Charge for the network.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL ( is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL’s press Web site at and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.


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2 Responses to “Seth Rogen to Host Comedy Central Roast of James Franco”

  1. Rick

    I tried getting tickets as a seat filler for this but no luck

  2. Kevin Crossman

    :-( Rick


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