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James Franco gets punched in the face

Still annoyed by James Franco's subpar performance hosting the 2011 Academy Awards? The disaster that was 2011's not-so-notable film "Your Highness"? Want to punch him in the face for those duds and others?

Comedy Central just did.

In the first promo for the upcoming "Comedy Central Roast of James Franco," the network gives it to the actor — in glorious slow motion.

Even Comedy Central's president of original programming (jokingly) questions the talent of the actor. "If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in different media, he'd be the perfect person to roast," Kent Alterman said in a statement when the Franco roast was announced. "I suppose we'll just have to make do."

The network announced Friday that Seth Rogen, who co-starred alongside Franco in "This Is the End" and "Freaks and Geeks," will be the Roastmaster. 



The roast will air on Comedy Central on Sept. 2.