While Comedy Central’s roast of James Franco wont air till Monday, September 2nd, it was actually taped last night in Los Angeles. The roast went off without a hitch as roasters dug into Franco with every comment. Their blistering attacks ranged from his brutal Oscar hosting in 2011, his paintings, and of course, they ripped on him for playing gay characters. Not to mention, Jeff Ross even ripped on his grandmother, who was in attendance.
USA Today was able to catch up with Franco after the show, “It didn’t hurt.” Franco said, “If you’re going to do this kind of thing you should just be ready for whatever. It’s not like I haven’t heard criticism about my performance at the Oscars. Or jokes about my choice of gay roles.” Franco continued on saying, “I feel great and I feel everyone was awesome.”
Also in attendance to get their “roast on” were Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, and roastmaster Seth Rogen. Of course in typical Jeff Ross fashion, he made quite the entrance. Ross arrived looking like Franco’s Spring Breakers character with corn-rows, gold teeth, and four young girls in bikinis around him.
From what we’ve read about the show, it sounds like it was able to hold up to expectations. Set your DVR for September 2nd at 10pm, you won’t want to miss this.