Video: Guy Branum Calls Out Homophobia At The James Franco Roast


Guy Branum is one of our wisest and bluntest gay comics, and that’s why we should be terribly thankful he’s got a forum like  Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, the now-daily FX talk show, to vent about issues important to gays, non-gays, and angry queer nouns everywhere. He just threw down about the eyeroll-worthy Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, and I think society just improved because of it. Luckily, Aziz Ansari and Andy Samberg used some of their stage time at the roast to call out the gay panic in the room too, but Branum’s version of a throwdown is much more damning.

This brings up another point about James Franco: He isn’t a good subject for a roast. He starred in three good movies (and Freaks and Geeks) and cares about graduate degrees? Snooze. The only intrigue he has to offer is you can’t tell whether he’s bored or tired. Ah, dammit! Now I’m roasting him.

Just enjoy this clip. NSFW, language (if you consider certain anatomical words NSFW, t’any rate).