Jeff Ross Gets Roasted More in Real Life Than People He Burns on Comedy Central
Jeff Ross "only roasts the ones he loves." At least, that's what he tells us. Over the years, he's become Comedy Central's go-to Roast Master General. If there's a celebrity out there in need of a verbal beat down, Ross is the man for the job. And in turn, it seems that everyone loves him. Probably because he's not above giving himself a jovial beating on stage every now and then. Make sure to catch him when he comes to the Brea Improv May 2nd through 4th. Recently we talked with him about loyalty amongst comics, why Joan Rivers is actually the shit and why he wouldn't want to be roasted himself.
I feel like I'm too sensitive.
OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): What's going on with your show The Burn? I hope it's coming back soon!
Jeff Ross: The Burn is coming back and we're going to do a series of specials a few times a year. It's kind of cool because it'll be more of a major event rather than a weekly series. We're starting production soon.
That's awesome! How will it work being that it's longer?
I'll have a panel and we'll do remotes burning bigger ideas. So instead of burning the headlines every week, we'll burn bigger concepts. Guns, marijuana, freedom, patriotism, whatever we want to shine a light on. I was thinking of starting with the Fourth of July because it encompasses so many things that I love like hot dogs, freedom...beating the British.
Obviously we all love you on the Comedy Central Roasts but what are the chances that you'd be the one getting roasted? Could you handle that or are you more of a disher?
[Laughs.] I feel like I'm too sensitive. It'd probably hurt my feelings. I also feel like I get roasted constantly in my real life everywhere I go. Even on Twitter. People are just always taking shots at me as retribution. I feel like if I did do a roast and I got friends to do it, I would consider it a great honor. I'd love it. People would probably be lining up to watch that.
Oh for sure! We all wait to see what you'll do but if it was actually your turn? Wow. You should probably wait until you're older though.
I think so. There's not enough stuff on me yet.
I totally disagree. I think there's tons of shit on you.
[Laughs.] Yeah but that's just when I'm feeling kinky.