17. James Franco
"I can't tell if this is a dais or the line to suck Judd Apatow's balls," Sarah Silverman quipped during this recent roasts; as for the event, it felt like a press release for itself. The handsome, young, multi-hyphenate Franco asks friends to josh him about phoning in his Oscar-hosting gig. Nick Kroll and Jonah Hill give it their best (the former gets the dig of the night: "Jonah, a lot of people are going to touch on your weight tonight, but not enough people are going to talk about what an asshole you've become"). Bill Hader is fun as the "President of Hollywood," while Andy Samberg makes an A-for-effort attempt at mocking the practice of roasts. Professionals like Silverman, Jeff Ross and Natasha Leggero know what they're doing, but roastmaster Seth Rogen sums it up best when he rhetorically asks. "Why are we here, James?" Why, indeed.