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.
February 9, 2016

Rell Battle Takes You Inside the Dark World of World Star Hip Hop Directors

You watch and love World Star but do you think its easy getting those super viral videos done? That's art baby. Art.
November 2, 2015

David Spade Says He Passed on Taking Over For Letterman, Alan Zweibel Has a Book, and More News From the NY Comedy Clubs

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 stopped at Gotham, 92Y, Stand Up New York and more!
October 5, 2015

Trevor Noah at Gotham, Hoboken Gets Funny and Which NY Comics Said No To The Roast?

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 […]
August 31, 2015

Roastmasters Debuts at The Stand, Big News From Ricky Velez, Chris Rock at The Cellar and More News from NY Comedy Clubs

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 stopped at Gotham Comedy Live, New York Comedy Club, The Stand, The Cellar, Stand Up NY, and more!
June 6, 2015

LA’s Original Roast Battle is Getting a Second Home in New York (Exclusive)

Seven months ago we declared Rell Battle and Brian Moses' Los Angeles Based "Roast Battle" comedy show to be the "biggest can't miss show in comedy" and now we're excited to announce Roast Battle is getting a permanent weekly home in New York City.
May 6, 2015

New Stand Up Series Premieres Today

Coming to the Stage, a new stand up comedy series hosted by Dan Levy (My Sexiest Year, My Long Distance Relationship) showcases some of the best of the next wave of stand up comedians. The six episode season will feature some incredibly funny people like Sarah Schaefer, Ian Abramson, Rell Battle, Matt McCarthy and more.
May 6, 2015

Comedy Smashes Into Music at Full Speed at The Goddamn Comedy Jam

"If I polled you, 99% of this crowd would rather be rock stars than whatever the fuck they do now. Myself included, so this is a dream." That's Roastmaster General Jeff Ross, segueing from the stand-up part to the musical part of his set at April's The Goddamn Comedy Jam. GDCJ is a monthly show at the Lyric Theater in Hollywood that features comedians doing sets of regular material, then rocking out with house band Elemenopy, live band karaoke style.
November 6, 2014

Why Roast Battle is Becoming The Biggest Can’t Miss Show in Comedy

Roast Battle is the ultimate “you had to be there” experience, and fortunately New Yorkers will get the chance Saturday November 8th thanks to the New York Comedy Festival. It’s what you’d get if you combined 8 Mile style rap battles with a Comedy Central Roast and held it at a circus. Roast Battle is the brainchild of comedians Rell Battle and Brian Moses, who took a couple of comedians trading barbs at a late night open mic and turned it into a standing room only weekly event in The Comedy Store’s Belly Room.