Roast Battle

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Roast Battle
Roast Battle.jpg
Promotional image for Roast Battle.
GenreComedy
Satire
Stand-up
Created byBrian Moses
Jeff Ross
Written byAiden Spackman
Christine Rose
Dan Swimer
Dominic English
Geoff Norcott
James Farmer
Jesse Joyce
Directed byLiz Clare
Presented byJimmy Carr
StarringKatherine Ryan
Russell Brand (series 1)
Jonathan Ross (series 2 - present)
Brian Moses
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes17
Production
Executive producer(s)Brian Moses
Emma Clarke
Gabe Turner
Jeff Ross
Jill Offman
Jimmy Carr
Louise Holmes
Suzi Aplin
Producer(s)Mia Cross
Editor(s)Andy Kinnear
Jason Boxall
Philip Lepherd
Release
Original networkComedy Central (UK and Ireland)
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release15 January 2018 –
present
Chronology
Related showsComedy Central Roasts
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle
External links
Website

Roast Battle is a British stand-up roast comedy show that was broadcast on Comedy Central (UK & Ireland) and its first series had a total of six episodes which aired consecutive episodes from 15 to 19 January 2018.[1] The show features Jimmy Carr as the host and presenter and also featured famous stand-up comedians facing each other in roast battles, similar to that of the American Comedy Central series Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle hosted by comedian Jeff Ross and on which Carr had actually appeared as a contestant.[2]

Roast Battle became Comedy Central's highest-rated UK commission.[3][4][5]

In December 2018, a complaint was upheld by Ofcom after a trailer for the programme featured an anti-Semitic joke delivered by Jimmy Carr towards Tom Rosenthal, the latter of whom is of Jewish descent.[6]

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 15 January 2018 19 January 2018 6
2 1 October 2018 5 October 2018 5
Special 10 December 2018 1
3 14 January 2019 18 January 2019 5
4 2020 2020 TBC

Episodes[edit]

The winner of each roast battle is in bold.

Series 1[edit]

Episode First broadcast Battle 1 Battle 2
1x01 15 January 2018 Tom Allen vs Suzi Ruffell Phil Wang vs Ed Gamble
1x02 16 January 2018 Daniel Sloss vs Desiree Burch Joe Lycett vs Nick Helm
1x03 17 January 2018 Bobby Mair vs Harriet Kemsley Dane Baptiste vs Tez Ilyas
1x04 18 January 2018 Sophie Hagen vs Larry Dean Alex Brooker vs Matt Forde
1x05 19 January 2018 Joel Dommett vs Iain Stirling Fin Taylor vs Paul Chowdhry
1x06 19 January 2018 Jayde Adams vs Alex Edelman Mark Steel vs Elliot Steel

Series 2[edit]

Episode First broadcast Battle 1 Battle 2
2x01 1 October 2018 Fern Brady vs Ivo Graham Chris Ramsey vs Tom Rosenthal
2x02 2 October 2018 Alfie Brown vs Jessie Cave Daniel Sloss vs Phil Wang
2x03 3 October 2018 Catherine Bohart vs Sarah Keyworth Andrew Maxwell vs Mark Watson
2x04 4 October 2018 Stephen Bailey vs Darren Harriott Matt Richardson vs Angela Barnes
2x05 5 October 2018 Naz Osmanoglu vs Rose Matafeo Alex Brooker vs Rosie Jones

Series 3[edit]

Episode First broadcast Battle 1 Battle 2
3x01 14 January 2019 Tom Ward vs Darren Harriott Tom Allen vs Larry Dean
3x02 15 January 2019 Kiri Pritchard-McLean vs Brennan Reece Alex Edelman vs Joel Dommett
3x03 16 January 2019 Tom Houghton vs Lauren Pattison Simon Brodkin vs Dane Baptiste
3x04 17 January 2019 Nigel Ng vs Tom Lucy Johnny Vegas vs Phil Ellis
3x05 18 January 2019 Rhys James vs Lloyd Griffith Rhys Nicholson vs Felicity Ward

Specials[edit]

Episode First broadcast Battle 1 Battle 2 Play-off Final
Christmas special 10 December 2018 Bobby Mair vs Ed Gamble Suzi Ruffell vs Desiree Birch Bobby Mair vs Desiree Birch Suzi Ruffell vs Ed Gamble

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roast Battle episode guide - British Comedy Guide". www.comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  2. ^ Zinoman, Jason (29 July 2016). "Insult Comedy as Blood Sport: The Rise of the Roast Battle". The New York Times. New York City, New York, United States. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Roast Battle press clippings - British Comedy Guide". www.comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  4. ^ Dessau, Bruce. "News: Roast Battle Smashes Ratings Record". www.beyondthejoke.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  5. ^ Price, Stephen. "Roast Battle turns up heat | Ratings | Broadcast". www.broadcastnow.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  6. ^ Comedy Central rapped over Jimmy Carr's 'antisemitic' joke Chortle, 3 December 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2019.