Each year, Comedy Central takes one celebrated celebrity, puts them in a chair and lets their friends take verbal shots at them. For James Franco, the star of this year's Comedy Central Roast, the friends included Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader and Sarah Silverman, and the jokes targeted his demonstrated interest in various art forms, his sexuality, which seems to be in question for some people, his squinty eyes and for his awkward attempt at hosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway a few years back.
Since we learned that James Franco would be the guest of honor at this summer's Comedy Central Roast, we've been left to wonder which celebrities would grace the dais for the event. With just weeks to go until the Roast is taped, Comedy Central has announced the all-star roster of Roasters who will join Roast Master Seth Rogen in a bit of friendly ribbing at the expense of (Academy Award nominated) actor James Franco.
Picture James Franco looking relaxed and happy as he's surrounded by friends and comedians (and those who are both) who are mercilessly poking fun of him for the benefit of the crowd and the audience viewing at home. That's likely what we're in for later this summer when Franco steps up as Roastee for The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco. Comedy Central announced the big news today, noting that he'll add the moniker of Roastee to his ever-growing list of accomplishments.
It's become something of a tradition that the Roastee set to be featured in the next Comedy Central Roast helps promote the approaching special by roasting themselves in the advertisements. In the case of Roseanne, who is set to be the target of the next roasting on Comedy Central, the most obvious joke involves the rendition of a certain memorable and nationally beloved tune, so naturally that's what's featured in the new promo for her Roast.
Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen also premiered last night, earning Comedy Central rare ratings for a Roast event. An hour after Two and a Half Men earned record ratings, Roast of Charlie Sheen also became the most watched and highest rated Roast yet.
Comedy Central released more clips from The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, which premieres this Monday night. In one of them, Mike Tyson is saying a lot of things, most of which doesn’t make much sense. See if you can figure out what he’s talking about.
Charlie Sheen’s father has joined in on the fun in promoting the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, which is set to air this Monday night. The latest teaser is fittingly titled, "Sheenpocalypse Now," you’ll see why when you watch it.
The network plans to launch an entire marketing campaign using “Crazy Train” to tie the campaign together. Next weeks, buses in New York and Los Angeles will be wrapped to look like the train in Roast commercials. Additionally, more train commercials will be rolled out, as well as footage for the actual Roast of Charlie Sheen which tapes on September 10, to be aired later in the month.
I'm so happy to be the one to bring you constant updates on the goings-on with the roast of actor-turned-warlock Charlie Sheen. Yep, I knew I was put on this Earth for a reason and that reason is to bring you weekly, almost daily, news updates to build anticipation for what is surely to be the roast of the century. Who am I kidding, beneath all this bubbling cynicism and too-coolness, I'm going to end up watching and to their credit, these promos for The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen aren't that bad.
Let's set the record straight right off the bat: I'm not pro Charlie Sheen doing anything (except for maybe a Hot Shots el Numero Tres) but this roast of his, or more appropriately of him, just sounds better and better. Today's news is an announcement of a few roasters who intend to participate in the mid-September event...and they are exciting choices because they are just more targets for the seasoned comedians to, well, roast.
Donald Trump’s Comedy Central Roast is set to air later this month and judging by these videos, it seems we may be in for some awkward moments. For some reason Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” is among the roasters and you’ll see in one of the videos that he’s a bit out of his element.
Donald Trump is set to be roasted next month on Comedy Central and the hair is coming off, as evidenced by this teaser we have to show you.
The taping of The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff took place this weekend and while we still have to wait a couple of weeks before it airs, we have some clips from the event.
In case you were wondering whether or not the Hoff was going to be a good sport about the roast, these promos should give you a good indication of what he’s prepared for.
This Sunday, Comedy Central is set to air the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers. In typical roast fashion, various comedians will take the stage to mercilessly poke fun at Rivers. Check out these video clips, one of which features Rivers talking about what she expects from the roast.