Sneak Peek: No One Safe at the James Franco Roast
By ALEX UNGERMAN
August 27, 2013
Some of today's funniest comedians descended upon Culver Studios in Culver City, Calif. on Sunday, with the sole mission of knocking James Franco down a peg.
While the stars, led by Roastmaster Seth Rogen had a lot to say about the actor, director, screenwriter, teacher, and author (although the far and away favorite topics were Franco's rumored closet homosexuality and widely-panned Oscars hosting gig), as you can see in the clips above, no one was safe from a lampooning at the hands of Hollywood's most mean and hilarious, not even actors Jonah Hill (This is the End, Moneyball) and Andy Samberg (SNL).
Roasters Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph) and Nick Kroll (The League, Kroll Show) targeted Jonah Hill's fluctuating weight, as well as Samberg's perceived career decline since departing Saturday Night Live in 2012.
"Andy, remember when Justin Timberlake would take your calls?" joked Kroll about Samberg's several SNL digital shorts with the musician and actor, adding, "Who would've thought that out of the "Dick-in-a-Box" boys, the guy from 'N Sync would be the one with the movie career?"
Check out the video above for a sneak peek at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, which airs on Comedy Central Labor Day Monday, September 2 at 10 PM ET/PT.