If Anne Hathaway ever gets her own roast, all bets are most definitely off. The actress, 30, seemed to be on everyone's mind — and joke list — as James Franco was lovingly excoriated for his Comedy Central roast, which aired on Monday, Sept. 2. Although Hathaway wasn't present, Franco's friends and colleagues — including Seth Rogen, comedian Jeffrey Ross, Nick Kroll, Jonah Hill and Sarah Silverman — repeatedly recalled Franco and Hathaway's disastrous turn co-hosting the 2011 Academy Awards.
Here, Us rounds up just a few of the funniest — and most shocking — Hathaway-related digs of the night.
Rogen: "Look at me doing all the talking while you sit there doing nothing. I feel like I'm co-hosting the Oscars with you."
Ross: "You never really said what was going on that [Oscar] night, man . . . You were like Billy Crystal-meth. You were a worse host than the AIDS monkey. The academy should have known when you combined Anne Hathaway and James Franco you get Anne Franco, which makes sense since you should have gone into hiding after that. Face it, Franco, you and Anne Hathaway had the comedic chemistry of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman."
Hill: "Everyone is going to make fun of James for the Oscars, it's so obvious. Everyone was like, 'James was dead up there.' But that was Anne Hathaway's fault."
Kroll: "James, honestly, what happened with you and Hathaway? Did you guys f—?" [Franco shrugs.] "You know what, you're a gentleman, you don't have to answer that. Just squint once if yes. If anyone bombs here tonight they're just doing an impression of James Franco at the Oscars."
"I do think this is my punishment for the Oscars . . . America and the rest of the world can have a cathartic moment after this airs."
He added towards the end of the joke-fest: "The joke's on all of you. This is not a roast. This is my greatest most elaborate art installation ever. I'm not the real guest of honor, these aren't real comedians and we're not even on a real network. What you've seen tonight was my brilliant opus to sequester an artistic visionary and subject him to the mindless incoherent trashings of talentless abnormalities. I call it Genius Unscathed and this is my masterpiece."
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