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Comedy Central to livestream James Franco roast

Watching a TV program on an actual television? That’s so passé — especially for any fan of modern-day renaissance man James Franco.

Thankfully, Comedy Central is coming to the rescue by livestreaming Franco’s upcoming roast on multiple platforms — including its website, mobile site, and Xbox 360 app CC:Stand-Up. The network announced today that it also plans to play a special “social version” of the roast as an encore, complete with “real-time tweets and Facebook posts on-screen.”
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Bill Hader and Jonah Hill headline roast of James Franco

Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, and Nick Kroll will take aim at James Franco at the next Comedy Central Roast, to be hosted by Seth Rogen. Comedy Central announced today that the trio will join Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, and Sarah Silverman on the dais for the Aug. 25 taped event that will air on Sept. 2 at 10 p.m.

Seth Rogen will be Roastmaster for James Franco roast

Expect a ton of Freaks and Geeks jokes.

Seth Rogen will be Roastmaster of the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Rogen tweeted today. “I will be “Roastmaster” at the #FrancoRoast on @ComedyCentral. It’s to help promote the Russian release of “This Is The End.”

Comedy Central also sent out its own tweet, “We’re pleased to announce @SethRogen as Roast Master for the #FrancoRoast, airing Labor Day!”

While no preview featuring the This Is The End costars together has surfaced, yesterday Comedy Central put out an ad featuring James Franco getting punched in the face by a mysterious arm. Perhaps that hand was Rogen’s? READ FULL STORY

James Franco will be roasted for Comedy Central

James Franco managed to choose a surprising new project once again: The actor-director-writer will be the guest of honor at Comedy Central’s next roast, EW has confirmed.

“If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in different media, he’d be the perfect person to roast.  Oh well… I suppose we’ll just have to make do,” Kent Alterman, president of content development & original programming for Comedy Central, said in a release.

“I’ve dreamed about this Roast for as long as I can remember,” Franco added.

The roast, which will be taped in August and will air Labor Day, won’t be all the Franco on the network that weekend; Comedy Central has also acquired the rights to the Franco-directed documentary, Francophrenia, about Franco’s stint on General Hospital (playing a character named, what else?, Franco). Francophrenia will air immediately following the roast on Comedy Central’s digital and VOD platforms.

Outrage Alert: The meanest, most corrosive jokes from Comedy Central's 'Roast of Roseanne'

The only truly shocking thing that could have happened at Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne is if no one came away deeply offended.

This, after all, is the woman who enraged an entire baseball stadium (and afterward, much of the country) two decades ago with her brutal performance of The Star-Spangled Banner, and she most recently provoked outrage by wishing cancer on people who eat at Chik-fil-A, the company that has faced a boycott over the anti-gay views of its owners.

Needless to say, Roseanne Barr has never played nice, so neither did her roasters.

Fair warning: Prepare to mainline a little bile.

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