Both Seth Rogen and James Franco have been frequent (and great) Stern Show guests in recent years, but we've never had them on together until this morning.
The modern day Abbott and Costello stopped by to promote their latest – and most controversial – joint film effort, The Interview – which is about killing North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Both Howard and Gary Dell'Abate saw the movie and loved it and Howard was anxious to talk to the boys about the insane controversy swirling around their comedy.
Here are the highlights from Howard's interview with Seth Rogen and James Franco:
Seth co-wrote this movie and he spoke about last time he was on the show. The movie centers around a Billy Bush-style celebrity interviewer (played by Franco) who happens to capture the interest of North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Mr. Un wants Franco to fly to North Korea to interview him, but the CIA has other ideas – they want James to assassinate the roly poly dictator.
Let's just say North Korea was not thrilled. They called in 'an act of war' and possibly hacked into Sony's system, resulting in leaks of – shall we say 'sensitive – emails and other media.
Both Seth and James seemed to take all this in stride, even laughing at the ridiculousness of a comedy film causing an international incident.
Seth agreed with Howard that the leak of private emails was an insane invasion of privacy, and part of the leak detailed both Seth and James' salaries for The Interview. Seth made $8.4 million and James made $6.5 million. Seth admitted this was accurate and credited his producer/director/writer role with netting him the extra $2 million.
Howard asked if either guy had ever been nude onscreen or seen the other's penis. The answer was no, but Seth revealed that he was about seven inches (though he later clarified he was measuring from his ass). Both Howard and James were amazed by this news, and James admitted that is not up to seven inches.
Finally, Howard heard a story about the world's greatest rapper Kanye West performing his new album for Seth in his car and it turned out to be completely true. Seth was planning on eating a quiet desert with his wife when Kanye approached him in his hotel lobby. Seth and James had just made their legendary 'Bound 3' parody video (which mocks the Kanye and Kim original) so he was nervous that Kanye would be offended. Kanye seems pretty humble and self-deprecating, so naturally he wasn't upset and he invited Seth and his wife to step into his limo to hear his new tracks.
When the beats started playing, Kanye started rapping. It sounded like he got through at least a big chunk of his still-unreleased album. Howard asked what you do when you're alone in a car with Kanye and he's rapping. Seth replied: 'You f*cking bob your head!'
Yes you do! Don't Miss Seth and James' new movie 'The Interview' which opens Christmas Day. See what all that buzz is about!