Seth Rogen, James Franco

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At the ripe old age of 37, James Franco is getting his very own bar mitzvah!

Franco will become a man (in the Jewish sense that is) on Oct. 17 when his BFF Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen through him an honorary bar mitzvah at their annual Hilarity for Charity variety show in Hollywood.

"Ever since I've known James, he's been talking about wanting a bar mitzvah," Rogen said in a statement today. "We're excited to see him finally become a man while also helping us raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer's and towards research that will lead to a cure. And in celebration we'll also have a mohel and a live bris for James at the event."

For those of you out there who don't know, a mohel performs the ritual circumcision during the Jewish bris ceremony. Ouch!

Franco also shared the funny news on Instagram writing, "You KNOW you won't want to miss this!!! Seth Rogen and the Gang are going to throw me a Bar Mitzvah!"

Rogen's annual Hilarity for Charity benefit raises money to battle Alzheimer's Disease. Miller Rogen's mom was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at age 55.

Tickets go on sale for the fourth annual show Aug. 11. Mazel tov!

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