Comedy Central to Roast James Franco

Special to Premiere on Labor Day

Comedy Central has tapped actor James Franco as its next roastee.

The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco will tape in Los Angeles in August and premiere on Labor Day. Franco is currently starring as himself in the film This Is the End.

The network has also acquired the exclusive digital rights to the Franco-directed documentary Francophrenia, which follows his experience as a guest star on General Hospital. The 90-minute film will debut on Comedy Central's digital and VOD platforms following the roast.

Miles Levy and Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions will executive produce the roast. Gallen previously served as executive producer and director of the Comedy Central Roasts of Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump and William Shatner.