Raised in Newark, New Jersey, Jeffrey Ross is an American stand-up comic, actor, writer and director. Ross is well-known for his many comic roasts of celebrities. He began his comic career in the New York City stand-up clubs and performed his first celebrity roast of Steven Seagal at the New York Friars Club in 1995. Ross went on to be a regular participant in Friars Club roasts and later to join Comedy Central Celebrity Roast as a featured performer from 2009 to the present. He is known for wearing outlandish and sometimes controversial costumes at the roasts. Ross has hosted several other Comedy Central shows, including The Burn with Jeff Ross and Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle. He wrote for the Oscars and MTV Music Awards and directed Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie, which won Best Film at the 2005 Comedia film festival in Montreal.
Jeffrey Ross has said that he learned his hard-edged roasting style from his family in New Jersey. After earning the title of Roastmaster General both at the New York Friars Club and at Comedy Central, Ross began hosting a competitive series called Jeff Ross presents Roast Battle in 2016. The show pits two comics against each other in a roast-off that is judged by famous comedians like Kevin Hart and Jimmy Kimmell. The format is so popular that Comedy Central has repeated it in many international markets, and local comedy clubs around the world hold a version of the battle. Recently, Ross starred with his friend Dave Attell on the rapid-fire stand-up comedy special Bumping Mikes on Netflix. The two also tour in a live version of the show. He also hosts a Netflix series called Historic Roasts in which he and his comedic friends roast historical figures. Ross is also a regular participant in USO tours. He is the author of I Only Roast the Ones I Love.
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Is Jeffrey Ross coming to a city near me?
Jeffrey Ross is currently on tour both in his Stand Up with Speed Roast show and with Dave Attell in Bumping Mics. He is scheduled to appear in Pennsylvania, Florida and Texas, including a performance at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas.
What can I expect from a Jeffrey Ross show?
Jeffrey Ross shows can range from straight-up roasts to dueling jokes with his friend Dave Attell. Ross often tours with Attell in the Bumping Mics show. In the past few years, Ross brings his guitar on stage to deliver a few roast folk songs.
What was one of Jeffrey Ross’s most noteworthy performances?
Jeff Ross is famous for perfecting the art of the insulting, comedic roast. In his career, he has roasted Donald Trump, Hugh Hefner, Shaquille O’Neal and Rob Reiner. Ross is known for heckling the audience as well as the target of the roast. His roasts of historical figures are his most controversial and include Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank.Back to Top
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