Seth Rogen saves Joseph Gordon-Levitt from freestyle rap fail – watch

The actor rapped about his weight and his pubic hair

During promo for their new Christmas comedy The Night Before, comedian Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt rapped on American radio station Sirius XM.

Promoting the Christmas film, a comedy about an all-night Christmas Eve bender, Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt appeared on radio show Sway’s Universe, which demands all its guests complete a freestyle rap.

Gordon-Levitt and Rogen were no exception. In the clip below, Rogen is initially reluctant to join in, so Gordon-Levitt begins, “Rely on the pitch, ’cause I just wallow in the lack of rhymes coming out of my head”. Rogen is then cajoled into rapping about his weight and his pubic hair.

Rogen recently appeared in Danny Boyle film Steve Jobs, a biopic about the Apple founder in which Rogen played Jobs’ associate Steve Wozniak alongside Michael Fassbender in the title role.

Director Danny Boyle has admitted that the film’s performance at the US box office has been “disappointing”.

Steve Jobs made $9.98million (£6.5million) over its opening weekend – less than a third of its estimated $30million (£19.5million) production budget. Many leading US commentators have already branded the biographical drama a “flop”.

When it opened in the US on October 23, Boyle’s film was given a wide release on 2,493 cinema screens. However, its release has since been scaled back to just 421 screens, mainly located in major cities.

“It’s very disappointing that when it was released wide across America it didn’t really work, so it’s retreated back now to the main cities,” Boyle told the BBC. “It’s very easy in hindsight, but I think it’s probably that we released it too wide too soon.”

Rogen and Gordon-Levitt’s new film The Night Before is out December 4 in the UK. See the trailer below.