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The Next Comedy Central Roastee Is...

Posted by - 08:54 AM on 07/10/13
None other than Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco. The Roast will take place on Labor Day 2013 and you can read the press release in the replies. Thoughts on who should be on the panel this time around?
 
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08:55 AM on 07/10/13
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Press ReleaseNEW YORK, July 10, 2013 – COMEDY CENTRAL is rolling out the red carpet for the multi-hyphenated and extremely talented James Franco. The network announced today that Franco will be adding a new moniker to his ever growing list of accomplishments as this year’s Roastee. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of James Franco” (#FrancoRoast) will tape in Los Angeles in August and premiere on Labor Day.

"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,” said Kent Alterman, President, Content Development & Original Programming, COMEDY CENTRAL.

"I've dreamed about this Roast for as long as I can remember," said Franco.
08:57 AM on 07/10/13
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hahaha this will be awesome
09:00 AM on 07/10/13
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i am looking forward to this
09:01 AM on 07/10/13
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Can't wait for this. I'm expecting at least a cameo by Seth.
09:01 AM on 07/10/13
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It'll probably be hard-pressed to do a better job of making fun of him than This is the End.
09:03 AM on 07/10/13
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I sort of hope this will be "This Is The End", but in roast form, plus Jeffrey Ross.
09:04 AM on 07/10/13
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That's really, really boring.
Anyone in the world could roast him. In fact, I'm sure most people could write a list of 50 jokes that will be included.

...But that's exactly what he needs, some "good guy" pr.
09:05 AM on 07/10/13
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That's a pretty huge win for Comedy Central. Though I enjoy the Roast yearly, they really scrape the bottom of the barrel for the person they honor. This is the first time that somebody that's currently relevant is doing this, IMO. It'll probably be a much bigger show with much bigger attendees & roasters. I'm not really a fan of Franco, but I'm excited to see who starts signing on for this as a result of him taking this step.
09:09 AM on 07/10/13
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Oooh I'd love to see some Marc Maron involvement. That live WTF with Franco got so weird after Peppitone came out. I feel like Maron wouldn't do it though.
09:13 AM on 07/10/13
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This ought to be good.
09:14 AM on 07/10/13
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Guests should be every person appeared in This is the End
09:21 AM on 07/10/13
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I'd like to see the Situation again. His comedic prowess was palpable.
09:25 AM on 07/10/13
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09:44 AM on 07/10/13
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that'll be fun.

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