Seth Rogan returned to host Saturday Night Live for the third time last night, and he was joined by his pals James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift, all of whom dropped in on his opening monologue.
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.
High on the list of actors who keep us guessing is James Franco, an actor we once might have assumed would comfortably stick with comedies throughout his career. But he continues to surprise, tackling drama and other genres, and even a soapy recurring role on General Hospital for a while. He's also dabbled in writing, directing and producing. And did we mention he loves art? That seems kind of obvious when we consider his credits, however his interest in art extends beyond the screen.
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.
Franco is one of the last people you might guess would be game for a Comedy Central roast, but since his friends include a slew of funny people from his Freaks and Geeks days and beyond, heíll take front and center for this labor dayís roast, and itís nice to see the man goofing off in the new promo for The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco.
Early last month we learned that James Franco was next on deck to be roasted for this summer's Comedy Central Roast. Following in the footsteps of Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump and others, Franco will be the target of whatever humorous pokes the unspecified dais of comedians and celebrities have in store.
One of the great things about James Franco is that you never really know what he's going to do next. Whether it's starring in feature film, recurring on a soap opera or getting roasted at Comedy Central, the actor seems up for just about anything. And that includes a guest spot in a network TV comedy, as Franco has signed on for a 2-episode arc in The Mindy Project.
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.
Might as well get this out of the way. I don't watch soap operas. Probably because I'm not at home when they're on and also because they are pretty much the most ridiculous thing on TV... besides reality television and awards shows. Recently, a few stars have been doing a little soap opera work and now it looks like another will return to their lathery beginnings.
ABC is delivering plenty of James Franco over the next few days. Not only is he going to co-host the Academy Awards this Sunday night, but heís also set to return to General Hospital starting tomorrow. Check out this clip from GH, which includes a nod to 127 Hours.
James Franco hosted last nightís episode of Saturday Night Live and in case youíre curious as to how he came to the decision to play a guest role on General Hospital, youíre in luck because he answers that question in his opening monologue
Tomorrow (Friday, November 20th), James Franco will appear on General Hospital, playing the role of ďan artist whose canvas is murder.Ē ABC released some clips featuring Franco in the soap opera.