Check out Zooey Deschanel, James Franco and Taylor Swift's surprise appearance with Seth Rogen on "SNL"

The comedian shares some memories—and celebrity friends—to open his third time hosting "Saturday Night Live"

By Elias Isquith
April 13, 2014 5:43PM (UTC)
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James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Seth Rogen and Taylor Swift (Screen shot, Saturday Night Live)

Hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the third time, comedian and actor Seth Rogen wanted to use his opening monologue to share his memories of working with the cast throughout the week — but famous buddies Zooey Deschanel, James Franco and Taylor Swift kept stealing the spotlight for themselves instead.

Rogen kicked-off his most recent stint on one of comedy's biggest stages by introducing everyone to his "family" (a group of nice-seeming people who just so happen to also share Rogen's signature grunting laugh) and reading from his SNL "journal," which he used so as not to forget a single moment of his latest SNL experience.


But while the "Knocked Up" star insisted he was capable of carrying the monologue on his own, some of his more well-known friends intruded, hoping to give him a helping hand.

Check out the video below to see Rogen try his best to make reading a journal a form of quality television — as well as watch James Franco poke fun at himself over his recent Instagram troubles:

Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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