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Best (Jewish) jokes from the James Franco roast

by Jana Banin, JTA

August 27, 2013 | 10:10 am

James Franco and Seth Rogen. Photo from Comedy Central

James Franco and Seth Rogen. Photo from Comedy Central

Comedy Central’s roast of James Franco doesn’t air until September 2nd, but already a slew of critics and bloggers are hard at work ruining it for enlightening the rest of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend the event Sunday night.

While we really did want to wait to actually hear funny people like Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill make fun of Franco–and each other–naturally we couldn’t help but take a peek at the many lists of the evening’s best jokes that are flooding the Internet.

It turns out the lines were pretty funny–and pretty Jewey. Here, a few of our favorites.

Bill Hader on the Seth Rogen / Barbra Streisand movie The Guilt Trip: “If I wanted to watch two ugly Jews weaving through traffic I’d watch Seinfeld’s web series.”

Rogen on the roasters: “This dais is literally Hitler’s wet dream. It’s got Jews, gays and whatever Aziz is.”

Nick Kroll: “James Franco is truly our generation’s James Dean. So handsome that you forget he’s only been in two good movies. Dean, of course, died at the tender age of 24 sparing himself the embarrassment of writing self-indulgent short stories and getting roasted by a bunch of jealous Jew monsters.

Sarah Silverman: “I can’t tell if this is the dais or the line to suck Judd Apatow’s balls. This dais is so Jewey. What is this, the Comedy Central audit of James Franco?”

Natasha Leggero: “Andy Samberg’s comedy group is called The Lonely Island, which is how each of his teeth feel.”

Since there is no video of the roast just yet, here is James Franco chatting with his brother Dave Franco chatting about their careers:

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