The Burn with Jeff Ross

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The Burn with Jeff Ross
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Genre Comedy
Format Roast comedy
Talk show
Created by Jeff Ross
Directed by Jay Karas
Presented by Jeff Ross
Starring Jeff Ross
Narrated by Gilbert Gottfried
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Jeff Ross
Mike Gibbons
Chris McGuire
Willie Mercer
Amy Zvi[1]
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) Tagline Television
Enough With the Bread Already Productions
New Boots Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Comedy Central
Original run August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14) – present
External links
Official website

The Burn with Jeff Ross is a comedy panel show hosted by comedian Jeff Ross on Comedy Central. The show debuted on August 14, 2012, and is executive produced by Ross himself.[1] The program features Ross roasting a wide variety of targets,[2] along with guest appearances by fellow comedians who make up a panel of roasters. The show was renewed for a second season by Comedy Central, which premiered January 8, 2013.[3]

Format[edit]

The Burn with Jeff Ross is presented in a humorous half-hour format, and is broadcast Tuesday nights at 10:30 EST (9:30 Central). The show is broken down into many segments. Examples of these segments include celebrity visits, public roasting, and panelist roasting. The first season contained an additional segment, known as "speed roasting", in which members of the audience volunteered to be roasted. As of the second season, the "speed roasting" segment is available only via the internet.

The show usually features several segments such as:

  • "Friendly Fire": Ross meets up with a celebrity friend of his, usually doing roasts of each other
  • "Rapid Fire": Ross makes a quick succession of jokes about a certain topic/celebrity (season 1 only)
  • "Public Enemy": Ross, sometimes riding a Segway scooter, goes around to roast regular people out on the street, sometimes following a certain theme, such a meter maids and pornstars
  • "Panel": three guest comedians discuss the recent news and pop culture happenings
  • "Too Soon?": the last segment of every episode, Ross does a roast/eulogy for somebody that had recently died, whether a celebrity or someone anonymous who died in a humorous or idiotic way

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 6 August 14, 2012 (2012-08-14) September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18)
2 6 January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08) February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12)

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. in series No. in season Original airdate Public Enemy Friendly Fire Guests Panel Topics Too Soon?
1 1 August 14, 2012 Meter maids Sarah Silverman Amy Schumer, Ralphie May, J. B. Smoove Oscar Pistorius, United States men's rowing team, Gabby Douglas Sally Ride
2 2 August 21, 2012 Paparazzi John Stamos Gilbert Gottfried, Marc Maron, Russell Peters Jenna Jameson endorsing Mitt Romney, women-only city in Saudi Arabia, Sherlyn Chopra Ron Palillo
3 3 August 28, 2012 Bouncers Jimmy Kimmel Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jim Norton, Bobby Lee Fifty Shades of Grey, Facebook stocks, Ronda Rousey Tony Scott
4 4 September 4, 2012 Spot snatchers Nicole Elizabeth "Snooki" Polizzi Natasha Leggero, Anthony Jeselnik, Todd Glass Lance Armstrong, Code Pink, Persistent genital arousal disorder Neil Armstrong
5 5 September 11, 2012 Porn stars Johnny Knoxville Hannibal Buress, Rachael Harris, T. J. Miller Kanye West, Gina Rinehart, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Michael Clarke Duncan
6 6 September 18, 2012 Flea market vendors Arianny Celeste, Miguel Torres Chelsea Peretti, Amy Schumer, Brody Stevens First vegetarian McDonald's restaurant, Levitated Mass Man dressed as Bigfoot

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. in series No. in season Original airdate Public Enemy Friendly Fire Guests Panel Topics Too Soon?
7 1 January 8, 2013 Westboro Baptist Church Bobby Lee, Anthony Jeselnik, Lisa Lampanelli Bulletproof vests for kids, South Korean toilet theme park Paparazzo struck by car
8 2 January 15, 2013 Highly sensitive people The ladies of The View (Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar) Natasha Leggero, Judah Friedlander, Dave Attell Academy Award nominations, Gun appreciation day Stripper who fell over a railing
9 3 January 22, 2013 Smokers Bob Saget Margaret Cho, James Adomian, Brian Posehn Formal Fridays, Manti Te'o, Man who made a gold shirt, Man chastity belt Man slipped to death while defecating between two subway cars
10 4 January 29, 2013 Teachers Celebrities at the premiere of Movie 43 (Patrick Warburton, Tom Arnold, Common, Larry David, J. B. Smoove, Gene Simmons, Andy Dick, Seann William Scott) Aisha Tyler, T. J. Miller, Gilbert Gottfried Women in combat, Super Bowl XLVII, Wade Davis Man suffocated by girlfriend's breasts
11 5 February 5, 2013 Black History Month Michael Ian Black, Sherrod Small, Adam Carolla Klan Robes in the Classroom, Iran sends monkey into space, My Strange Addiction Secret service dog falls off 6 story building protecting Joe Biden
12 6 February 12, 2013 Rob Corddry Nikki Glaser, Al Madrigal, Ralphie May Shaving Pubes, Enlarging G Spot, In Israel pot improves quality of life 16 yr old dies of dehydration after masturbating 42 times

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Levine, Stuart (25 July 2012). "'Burn With Jeff Ross' comes to Comedy Central". Variety. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jeff Ross Talks 'The Burn' And Roasting Presidential Candidates: 'Let Freedom Zing' (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Comedy Central Renews "The Burn with Jeff Ross". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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