As we told you a couple of weeks ago, The Roast Battle is one of the hottest comedy shows in the COUNTRY! It would seem that we are not the only ones who think so as last night at The Comedy Store, Dave Chappelle, Russell Simmons, Sarah Silverman, Jon Mayer and Jeff Ross would also agree as they all stopped by.
If you recall we told you The Roast Battle is a comedy show that pairs up two comedians who roast each other. The show happens to be in the Belly Room of The Comedy Store and over the last year many comedians have performed. Founders of the show, comedians Brian Moses (the host) and Rell Battle (one of the show’s judges and known as the ‘Don King‘ of the show) are the center pieces while comedian Jeff Ross is The Roast Master.
The appeal of the show is that The Roast Battle is unique because its not a while or a black comedy show that would feature a white or a black audience dictated by the promoters or the line up. Its a show that has everyone included regardless of race or nationality pairing off against the other. There is young versus old, new comic versus the veteran, the white comic versus the Indian comedian, the old black comedian versus the young black comic and so on. The show is a no-holds barred comedy show with a roast master (Ross) with other guest judges. In the past the judges have included Brett Ratner, Affion Crockett, Sarah Silverman, Craig Robinson, Esau McGraw, James Davis, Sydney Castillo and tons of other celebrities. Last night Dave Chappelle was a judge along with Russell Simmons, while Director Stan Lathan, Sarah Silverman, Jon Mayer, were all in attendance so that should give you an idea of what is happening in Los Angeles.
So how bright is the future of The Roast Battle? We still hear that the producers of the show are talking to everyone to see this show broadcast on TV and we know that its coming. Maybe because the show has been compared to us as this generations version of Def Comedy Jam by several agents which may in turn get this comedy show on TV quicker than usual. We don’t know for certain, but we do know something is happening-quickly.
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