Seth Rogen Tapped as Roast Master for 'Comedy Central Roast of James Franco'

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August 2nd, 2013

Seth Rogen

via 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, August 2, 2013 – 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®-nominated “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of William Shatner.” Jonas Larsen is the Executive in Charge for the network.

  • Justin

    Great. Just what America needs. More of Seth Rogan laughing at his own jokes and ad-libbing for 5 hours.

  • Fashe

    They should have just had James Franco be the roastmaster for James Franco.

  • Funeral Dinner

    Everyone kind of assumed it would be him. The roastmaster is usually the only one associated with the person getting roasted recently, and the other roasters are completely random. Except for Jeff Ross, he never says no.

  • James C.

    @Funeral Jeff Ross produces the roasts. He uses them to put himself on TV because who else is going to?

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