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Comedy Central is doing a Roast Battle UK, with Jimmy Carr hosting

Jimmy Carr won the inaugural “Roast Masters Invitational” tournament at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival in 2015 that helped Jeff Ross land a Comedy Central series deal for Roast Battle.

So it’s fitting that Carr will host the UK adaptation of Roast Battle UK for Comedy Central UK.

They’ve also lined up Russell Brand and Katherine Ryan as judges.

Battles will be filmed at the end of September in London at the Electric Brixton. The initial season of six half-hours should air later in 2017.


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