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Comedy Central Roast of James Franco to Premiere on Labor Day

July 11, 2013 (7:07 am) GMT
The Comedy Central special featuring the 'This Is the End' actor as the object of celebrities' jokes will debut September 2.

Comedy Central has announced a premiere date of roast shortly after the actor broke the news. The special will be taped in Los Angeles in August, but won't air until Labor Day, which takes place September 2 this year.

"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," Kent Alterman, President, Content Development & Original Programming of Comedy Central, jokingly says, "Oh well... I suppose we'll just have to make do."

Franco also says, "I've dreamed about this Roast for as long as I can remember." The star/writer/director of upcoming movie "" previously told his Twitter followers via an Instagram video, "Hey y'all, what's up? I'm gonna get roasted on Comedy Central. Be sure to check it out. They wanted me to tell you that."

Academy Award-nominated actor Franco recently graced the big screen through "", "" and "" among others. He will next appear in "", where he portrays young .

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