Which would you rather attend—the MTV VMAs with tons of artists, or Comedy Central's James Franco roast where running into your favorite comedian is inevitable? If you picked the latter (or even if not), check out 20+ pics below of Hollywood's most hilarious like Seth Rogen, Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg and more who stepped out to roast their friend James. And be sure to tune into the show airing September 2 on Comedy Central!
Renee Puente and Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison from Glee showed off his new fiance. They even color-coordinated!
Jennie Garth matched the red carpet in a gorgeous lace dress.
James Franco's grandma Mitzie Vergne, who he talks about often and sometimes features in his comedy videos, walked the red carpet at the event. Never ever has a cane looked so good.
Andy Dick took his two kids as his dates to the show.
Samm Levine, who starred with James Franco on Freaks & Geeks, stepped out to support his pal.
Busy Phillips, another one of Franco's pals from Freaks and Geeks, showed up in a purple ensemb. Wonder how her newborn daughter Cricket is doing at home...
Betsy Lou Franco
James' mom Betsy Lou is one proud lady. We're wondering if she roasted him too because if so that's amazing.
Aziz Ansari, who most recently appeared with James in This Is The End, pretty much made the party.
Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael
Paul Scheer from The League and his lady friend got all dressed up for the event.
Comedian Jeff Ross walked the carpet dressed as James' character, Alien, and with the best accessory of the night—four ladies dressed as the gals in his James' film, Spring Breakers.
It ain't a roast without Sarah Silverman! The comedienne looked gorgeous in a ladylike blue dress.
Not sure why Kate Walsh from Private Practice was in attendance, but maybe she and James had the whole playing-a-doctor-on-TV thing to bond over?
Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, Adam Devine and Jonah Ray
The roast just wouldn't have been the same without Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, Adam Devine and Jonah Ray from Workaholics.
The League's Stephen Rannazzisi showed up solo.
And here he is, the man of the hour! James looked dapper, as always, walking the red carpet in a three-piece-suit and bowtie.
Mitze and James Franco
Grandma's boy! James and Mitze shared a moment inside the show.
Jeff Ross and Seth Rogen
Something seems funny! But when Seth Rogen and Jeff Ross are involved, that's a no-brainer.
Bill Hader and James Franco
Bill Hader and James are clearly having a moment.
Andy Samberg and James Franco
Quick, who's hotter? Andy Samberg or James Franco? It's too close to call.
Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen
Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen miiiight have been the funniest two guys to attend the show. Not playing favorites or anything.
Nick Kroll is like, the prince of comedy, so it definitely made sense that he was invited to roast James.
It wouldn't be a comedic event without the one and only Amy Poehler!
Here's James again, probably thanking everyone for coming out and for making fun of him. It's all out of love, of course! Tune in September 2 to see how it all goes down!