Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rogen rules the roast as his next movie gets release date

A couple of newsbits came out of Hollywood recently about Vancouver's own Seth Rogen.
Seth Rogen

This week, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Rogen's latest flick, Townies, will be released next May.

It's the tale of a young couple – played by Rogen and Rose Byrne – who are forced to move next door to a frat house with their new baby. Zac Efron plays the head of the fraternity.

The Universal comedy is being directed by Nick Stoller of Get Him to the Greek fame. The script is by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien.

The 31-year-old will also be busy this fall as roastmaster for his Freaks and Geeks and Pineapple Express co-star, and fellow Jew, James Franco.

The roast – which is sure to feature lots of ribald humour at Franco's expense – airs Sept. 2 on Comedy Central in the United States and the same day in Canada on Comedy. It will be taped Aug. 18.

Rogen is well known as a comedic actor, but he can deliver a one-liner with the best of them, in case you were worried.

He got a chance to show off his chops in the 2009 Adam Sandler vehicle Funny People, and standup is also how he got his start in the business as a teen before quitting at age 18 to pursue acting opportunities.

Below is a clip of him at age 13 doing his thing at the Comedy Gym in Vancouver, where he starts off his act with a riff on the most difficult thing about being Jewish.

A bit raw, sure, but you can see the potential.

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