Comedy Central orders up Roast Battle II, and here are your prelim matchups
Roast Battle was such a smashing success for Comedy Central this July, they're not waiting until next year to get started on a sequel.
In fact, the preliminary regional matchups for Roast Battle II already are set, taking place over the coming weeks in Atlanta, New York City, Denver and Los Angeles.
Led once again by Jeff Ross and referee Brian Moses, Roast Battle II's "Main Event" pitting the top 16 finishers will take place over four nights in Los Angeles in January 2017, airing in three parts on Comedy Central over Jan. 26-28, with the finals airing live, same-day, on Jan. 29.
“Roast Battle is a movement. The fans love it and the comics love doing it. I wish all the world’s problems could be settled this way,” said Ross. “I’m grateful to Comedy Central for having the balls to air it live.”
“We will never live up to the epic Roast Battle-level of this presidential campaign, but we will do our best,” said Comedy Central's Kent Alterman.
The celebrity judges will be named later, but we already know who'll face off in the regional rounds this week and next. Each of these shows will be filmed, with highlights airing weekly in January to lead up to the Not-So-Sweet Sixteen.
Preliminary Rounds of “Roast Battle” tickets, times and lineups (subject to change):
ATLANTA – November 5 at Laughing Skull Lounge – 8 p.m.
- Erik Bergstrom vs. Jacob Williams
- Sean White vs. Megan Gailey
- Dulce Sloan vs. Joel Byars
- Kim Congdon vs. Kath Barbadoro
- Jasmin Leigh vs. Candice Thompson
Tickets and Info: https://www-laughingskulllounge-com.seatengine.com/shows/45576
NEW YORK – November 7 at Village Underground – 8 p.m.
- Kerryn Feehan vs. Luis J. Gomez
- Aaron Berg vs. Dina Hashem
- Zac Amico vs. Evan Williams
- Yamaneika Saunders vs. JP McDade
- Patrick Schroeder vs. Sean Donnelly
- Eli Sairs vs. Scott Chaplain
- Pete Lee vs. Mike Recine
Tickets and Info: http://comedycellar.com/events/roastbattle.html
DENVER – November 9 @ Comedy Works– 8 p.m.
- Jay Light vs. Karlous Miller
- Noah Gardenswartz vs. Clayton English
- CJ Sullivan vs. Nate Craig
- Bri Pruett vs. Erin Ingle
- Justine Marino vs. Sam Tallent
- Nicole Aimee Schreiber vs. Andy Haynes
Tickets and Info: https://www.comedyworks.com/comedians/road-to-roast-battle
LOS ANGELES – November 16 @ Comedy Store Belly Room – 9 p.m.
- Frank Castillo vs. Greg Roque
- Jesus Trejo vs. George Perez
- Jamar Neighbors vs. Guy Branum
- Keith Carey vs. Anna Valenzuela
- Omid Singh vs. Toby Muresianu
- Leah Kayajanian vs. Connor McSpadden
- Joe Dosch vs. Alex Hooper
- Robin Tran vs. Pat Barker
Tickets and Info: http://hollywood.thecomedystore.com/event.cfm?id=472095&cart
“Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II” is executive produced by Ross, Joel Gallen, Amy Zvi, Willie Mercer, Moses, Rell Battle, and Rick Austin. Jonas Larsen, Christian McLaughlin, Jordan Ellner and Ryan Moran are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.