“Jeff Ross Roasts America,” on Comedy Central

When Jeffrey Ross describes Jeff Ross Roasts America — which debuts tonight on Comedy Central — as a special, he and the cable network mean it. This hour (42 minutes minus the ads) isn’t your standard-issue stand-up headlining set, but rather, a travelogue, road trip and customized roast-a-thon, with celebrities and ordinary Americans all included in the mix.┬áIt’s also a prelude to both the annual Comedy Central Roast — for 2012, it’s Roseanne, airing on Sunday — as well as a weekly “roast” the news/gossip series for Ross on the network called The Burn with Jeff Ross, which premieres...

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