While watching Seth Rogen host SNL for the third time last weekend, I was reminded of two other three-peat hosts from earlier this season: Paul Rudd in December and Jonah Hill in January. Rudd's episode felt like extended promo for Anchorman 2, with the host failing to capture that lightning in the bottle with cast members that made his previous stints so memorable. Hill, however, seemed to enjoy himself every bit as much as he did his first two appearances.
Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill are, of course, hugely successful alumni from Team Judd Apatow, but their careers have taken diverging trajectories. Rogen and Rudd have [...]
After Arcade Fire appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, NBC gave the band a half hour to debut some new material on the network. What aired was this surreal Roman Coppola special with the songs "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and "Normal Person." The video also includes giant masks and cameos from Rainn Wilson, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, and a Spanish-speaking Michael Cera.
Last night, Comedy Central aired their Roast of James Franco. Taped a week earlier in Los Angeles, the event featured comedians and actors Seth Rogen, Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman, Jeff Ross, Natasha Leggero, Nick Kroll, and Jonah Hill gathering to make fun of Franco and each other. While the centerpiece and the dais were filled with more respected celebrities than your usual Comedy Central roast, the 90-minute special was still just a collection of jokes on the same subjects being repeated over and over (this year's big topics were "Jonah Hill is fat" and "James Franco is gay maybe?"). The far and away highlight [...]
Although it won't be airing until Monday, September 2nd, Comedy Central held its Roast of James Franco last night in Los Angeles. Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, and roast master Seth Rogen were all on hand to make jokes at Franco's expense, with most of them busting his balls over poorly-received Oscar-hosting performance with Anne Hathaway, his poetry and paintings, and the fact that he occasionally plays gay characters.
Jeff Ross showed up dressed as Franco's Spring Breakers character with a gold tooth grill and dreadlocks, according to USA Today. Onstage, Ross said, "The academy should have [...]
Comedy Central announced the first batch of comedians who will be performing at the network's upcoming roast of James Franco. Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, and Sarah Silverman are the first names announced, although additional roasters will be added shortly. It was previously announced that Seth Rogen will be the roastmaster for the event, which is drawing a lot of bigger names than Comedy Central's roasts usually do because this one has an Oscar-nominated actor at its center. The roast is set to film August 25 and will air September 2 at 10pm.
Check out a promo for the Franco roast below: