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Here are your comedians battling for the Roast Battle II title on Comedy Central

While you’ve been enjoying the “Regionals” coverage of Roast Battles Sunday nights on Comedy Central, the series has announced the 16 stand-up comedians still in the running for the Roast Battle II title.

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II will tape the head-to-head competitions with celebrity judges across the street from The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

The competitions will take place Jan. 20, Jan. 22 and Jan. 24, taped for broadcast Jan. 26-28 on Comedy Central, with the finals broadcast live Sunday, Jan. 29. You can still get free tickets to attend if you’ll be near Los Angeles, and are 18 or older.

How’d you like to see medium energy Todd Barry face off against fiery Jessica Kirson?

Kurt Metzger in a possible match-up with Yamaneika Saunders?

It’s happening….

First round matchups are:

Kurt Metzger vs Yamaneika Saunders
Todd Barry vs Jessica Kirson
Matthew Broussard vs Zac Amico
Joe Dosch vs Leah Kayajanian
Evan Williams vs Anna Valenzuela
Jay Light vs Frank Castillo
Keith Carey vs Olivia Grace
Scott Chaplain vs Alex Hooper

And your celebrity judges will include  Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Anthony Jeselnik, John Mayer, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis and Snoop Dogg. The bracket-style insult-comedy tournament will be filmed in Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip, airing January 26-29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. The January 29 finale airs LIVE. Jeselnik and Snoop Dogg will appear on the January 26 episode; Cummings and Jeong, January 27; Mayer and Silverman, January 28; and Miller, Oswalt, and Sudeikis live on January 29.

Well, here are your two sides of the bracket.

Round One: Let’s Roast! Kurt Metzger, Yamaneika Saunders, Joe Dosch, Leah Kayajanian, Evan Williams, Anna Valenzuela, Jay Light, Frank Castillo.

Round Two: Let’s Roast! Todd Barry, Matt Broussard, Jessica Kirson, Keith Carey, Olivia Grace, Scott Chaplain, Alex Hooper, Zac Amico.

Brian Moses will referee/host, with celebrity judges to join Ross in deciding the victors. Broussard and Grace get return invites after competing at last summer’s inaugural tournament, broadcast from Montreal’s Just For Laughs. Many of the other competitors are veterans of the regularly scheduled roasts at The Comedy Store in LA and The Stand in NYC.

Sean L. McCarthy

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