James Franco Announces Comedy Central Roast via Instagram

Getting a PhD in English from Yale is not like eventually completing a stint in rehab. You don't have to do it in order to remain insurable in the eyes of film producers who decide whether you can work on a project that involves paying hundreds of people pulling down buckets of collectively bargained-for wages every five minutes you stand around picking your nose. No one gives a crap how well James Franco does in college, is what we're saying.

Yet his GPA hovered between 3.5 and 4.0 as a working undergrad and now he's, yeah, earning that useless doctorate and planning to go on to Rhode Island School of Design because he cares, you guys. If life has meaning, then James Franco is absolutely going to find out what it is and share it with his Instagram followers via phone-vid the very instant he knows, the same way he broke the news that he'll be the subject of a Comedy Central roast premièring Labor Day weekend. Squee! (The network presents only one roast per year, however confusing the rerun schedule may be.)

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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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