We’ve just received word that Comedy Central’s planned Roast Battle special actually will be broadcast as a weeklong TV showcase competition!
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle will air over four consecutive nights at the end of July from Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival.
Ross and referee/comedian Brian Moses will lead three nights of bracket-style one-on-one roast comedy competition — the first three nightly episodes (July 28-30) will air the night following the live competition, with the finals on July 31, 2016, broadcast LIVE from L’Astral in Montreal. Tickets are on sale now, although the competitors and judges have yet to be announced. Info: http://on.cc.com/1tu9S8y.
“Roast Battle is the most fun I’ve ever had. Think Fight Club for comedians where anything goes. Two roasters go head to head and rip each other to pieces while a panel of celebrity judges weigh in,” said Ross. “It’s the Olympics of insults and sometimes feelings get hurt. I got to give Comedy Central props for having the guts to put something so dangerous on the air.”
Ross, Moses and Comedy Central already have Roast Battle on a four-city road trip that began over the weekend in Austin at Cap City Comedy Club, stopping tonight at its original Tuesday-night home in The Comedy Store’s Belly Room, before heading to Lincoln Hall in Chicago on June 16; and the Gramercy Theatre in New York City on June 19.
Each of these shows is being filmed for Comedy Central, too, and will air as a Road to Roast Battle special at midnight July 24 leading into Montreal week.
“Road to Roast Battle” tickets, times and lineups (subject to change):
AUSTIN – June 12 at Cap City Comedy – 8 p.m.
Mac Blake vs. Jake Flores
Ashley Barnhill vs. Jay Light
Chris Cubas vs. Kath Barbadoro
Martin Urbano vs. Pat Dean
LOS ANGELES – June 14 at Comedy Store Belly Room – 10:30 p.m.
Guy Branum vs. Alex Hooper
Earl Skakel vs. Jesse Joyce
Sarah Tiana vs. George Perez
Keith Carey vs. Joe Dosch
Leah Kayajanian vs. Olivia Grace
Tickets and Info: http://on.cc.com/1YpEvrj
CHICAGO – June 16 @ Lincoln Hall – 8 p.m.
Sean White vs. Xavier Lamont
Ms. Pat vs. CJ Sullivan
Jeff Arcuri vs. Meredith Kachel
Sean Flannery vs. Kolin Bohannen
Tickets and Info: http://on.cc.com/1YpEymV
NEW YORK CITY – June 19 @ Gramercy Theatre – 8 p.m.
Mike Recine vs. Yamaneika Saunders
Sam Morril vs. Christi Chiello
Liza Treyger vs. Joe List
Mike Lawrence vs. Scott Chaplain
Mark Normand vs. Leonard Outz
Tickets and Info: http://on.cc.com/1YpEBiB
“Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle” and “Road to Roast Battle” are 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. Dodge and Taco Bell are sponsoring the tour and special.