As the undisputed champ of the Comedy Central roast events, comedian Jeff Ross put the rest of dais to shame with his shameless jokes about fellow roasters Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Sarah Silverman. But one of his jokes about James Franco drew some of the loudest groans of the night and justified the fake “2 soon” tattoo gracing Ross’ neck.
Towards the end of his set, Ross, who was dressed as Franco’s character from Spring Breakers, took on one of the his target’s most famous failures: the 2011 Oscars. “Face it, Franco,” Ross said, “you and Anne Hathaway had the comedic chemistry of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.”
Franco appeared to make a sincere effort at not laughing at Ross’ joke, taking a deep breath and visibly wincing a bit. It may not have been the most offensive joke of the night–the excessive gay jokes, one of which ended Ross’ set, collectively took that prize–but it may have been the most controversial. But, of course, that’s what these roasts are all about.
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