June 28, 2018

Nikki Glaser, Lil Rel, Dom Irrera, Kevin Pollak, Jeff Ross Will Roast Bruce Willis for Comedy Central

Comedy Central announced the list of names who will roast Bruce Willis on Sunday July 29th at the Hollywood Palladium.  Nikki Glaser, Lil Rel Howery, Dom […]
March 12, 2018

Jeff Ross Channels Freddie Mercury for Lip Sync Battle: See the Exclusive Clip

Next week, the Roastmaster General Jeff Ross goes up against Rob Schneider in a hilarious battle. Ross goes deep to portray famed Queen frontman Freddie Mercury […]
January 30, 2017

Roast Battle’s Cinderella Story: New Champion, Frank Castillo, is a Comedy Store Doorman

It was a Cinderella story in all the best ways. Frank Castillo, a comic who works as a doorman at the world-famous Comedy Store beat out […]
January 30, 2017

Live Roast Battle Finale Opens With Jeff Ross Asking “How Did Trump Happen?”

Last night on the Live Roast Battle II Finale on Comedy Central, Jeffrey Ross opened the show asking “How did this happen!?!” after welcoming roast fans […]
January 29, 2017

Roast Battle Finalists Will Throw Down Tonight, LIVE. What You Need to Know About the Final Four

  Tonight’s live Comedy Central Roast Battle II is the culmination of a month of roasty TV, and about six months of preparation by the combatants. […]
January 18, 2017

‘Roast Battle’ Return to Feature Kurt Metzger, Todd Barry, Evan Williams, Zac Amico and More

It’s January, which means it’s almost time for the return of Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle! Season Two, which is going by the name Roast Battle […]
December 17, 2016

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2016! (As Decided by the Club Owners, Bookers and People Who Produce Comedy)

Comedy Clubs and Producers Share Their Best In Comedy 2016 It’s our third annual look at the greatest comedy moments all over the country. We went […]
November 10, 2016

Robert De Niro Explains Who Really Helped Him Prepare for Comedian Role

Robert De Niro shared a clip from the highly anticipated movie, The Comedian, on Wednesday night on Kimmel. He plays Jackie Burke, a veteran comedian who was […]
August 24, 2016

Jeff Ross to Roast Boston Cops in New Special

  Jeff Ross will roast anybody, and that includes cops. Comedy Central has announced that the legendary roastmaster will debut a one-hour special on September 10th […]
August 17, 2016

Peyton Manning and Bo Derek Among Rob Lowe Roasters #RobLoweMe

Comedy Central just announced the first round of roasters for the highly anticipated upcoming Rob Lowe Roast. On the comedy side, SNL’s youngest, Pete Davidson, British […]
July 2, 2016

Comedy Celebrities Bobby Lee, Kumail Nanjiani and More Mocument The Career of a Legend – Lance Cantstopolis

Fahim Anwar's 'Outta Nowhere' Mockumentary Celebrates Lance Canstopolis
April 11, 2016

Bobby Slayton is in Woody Allen’s New Series, Dice Got Another Big Break Plus News From Jeff Ross, Brad Williams and More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene at Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, and Visana.
March 31, 2016

Finally, the Comedy Roast Competition Battle is Coming to Television

The hottest trend in live comedy last year was undoubtably the roast battle. What started as a way to blow off steam late night at the Comedy Store's Belly Room in Los Angeles has now become a small industry, with roast competitions popping up all over the country in clubs and festivals. Now Comedy Central welcomes Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle to television spearheaded by the roastmater himself, Jeff Ross.
December 19, 2015

The Clubs Speak! The Best Stand Up Comedy Moments of 2015! (As Decided by the Club Owners, Bookers and People Who Produce Comedy)

Over the next two weeks, you’ll see all of our picks for the greatest comedy releases and greatest moments in comedy of 2015. But if you want to know what really happened in comedy in 2015, you have to go to the source- the comedy clubs.
December 14, 2015

Hours and Hours of Just For Laughs Comedy Without Leaving Home

The annual Just for Laughs Festival is undisputedly the Godfather of Comedy Festivals. Everyone in comedy has either performed at Just for Laughs or wants to, but not everyone can make it to Montreal. This year, Just for Laughs is bringing the festival to you. Today the J4L team has announced that the Pete Holmes Elevator Show, a 90 minute Prime Time Special hosted by Howie Mandell, Funny as Hell featuring plenty of stand up hotsed by Jon Dore, hours of comedy performances from Just For Laughs, and The Nasty Show hosted by Artie Lange!
November 10, 2015

Enjoying the New York Comedy Festival: The Definitive Guide

We cover the country, but New York's our home, so it's an exciting week when the New York Comedy Festival comes around. It's unlike any other festival in the country. It's gigantic, but it's also decidedly unfestival-like because it's spread out through the entire city without a central focal point. Any week of the year there is a massive festival-worthy list of great comedy happening in New York City so by the time you add in a few extra headlining events, what you really have is a gigantic list of impossible choices and tough decisions.
August 29, 2015

Amy Schumer and Her New Bestie Jennifer Lawrence Start a Kick Line on Stage With Billy Joel

Amy Schumer is living it up in Chicago.
August 12, 2015

Famous Comedians Handle Hecklers

Comedy fans at digg.com put together this compilation of some of our most famous comics putting down hecklers.
July 26, 2015

The Party Scene at Just For Laughs, Dan Perlman Wins Big and More From Up North At the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

Jeffrey Gurian continues to Jump Around up north to cover the last few days of the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival.  Jeffrey joined our site as […]
July 25, 2015

Pete Holmes Elevator Talk Show, Red Carpet Shows and No-Shows and More From Montreal

Jeffrey Gurian continues to Jump Around up north to cover the last few days of the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival.  Jeffrey joined our site as […]
July 24, 2015

9 Comedians Tell Us Who They Want to See While They’re at Montreal’s Just For Laughs

This year we are up at Just For Laughs in Montreal mingling with all of the comedy greats and asking them plenty of questions. And the first question we asked is, while you're here performing in Montreal, whose shows are you most excited to see? We asked ten comedians-- Keith Robinson, Jeff Ross, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Recine, Emma Wilmann, Kurt Braunohler, Faisal Butt, Mike Wilmot, Thomas Middleditch, and John Dore -- who are you going to see?
July 24, 2015

Just For Laughs Holds Wake for Gilbert Gottfried, Fan Ejected From Show During Trevor Noah Gala and More News from Montreal

So much news from Montreal! Gilbert Gottfried has a very strange OCD, Jeffrey Ross has an audience member forcibly removed, and Bill Burr proves that I'm a pushover. And that's just for starters.
July 23, 2015

Chappelle Show Ends Early After a Fight Breaks Out in the Audience and More News From Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival

Yesterday was my first day back in Montreal for the 2015 Just For Laughs Festival and there's already so much to talk about I don't know where to start.
July 15, 2015

Our Set Visit to the Sketch Show of the Summer, “Friends of the People”

In May, when the opportunity came up to visit the set of our favorite shows, we ran at the chance. TruTV's Friends of the People is one of the best sketch shows on television right now.
July 8, 2015

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival Returns With Attell, Oakerson, Pharoah, Norton, Che and More!

Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival is back! Get excited to see some giant comedy stars in this traveling festival
June 3, 2015

Jeff Ross Explains to Conan Why He Went to Jail

Jeff Ross's new comedy special takes place in prison. Last night on Conan, the roastmaster general explained his motivations for roasting inmates. According to Ross, his reasoning went way beyond being funny, or having an angle, there was a real social purpose behind his choice.
June 2, 2015

Comedians on Late Night TV Tuesday June 2: Gary Gulman, Jeff Ross and More

Tuesday is such a dull day but you can look forward to late night comedy to pick you up.  Here’s whats happening on Tuesday: Melissa McCarthy […]