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Jeffrey Ross: June 13 - 15 "The Roastmaster General" from Comedy Central


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Jeffrey Ross a.k.a. "The Roastmaster General" is one of the most well respected comics working today. He has had many show-stopping performances at celebrity roasts honoring America's favorite stars such as William Shatner, Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson and Emmet Smith inspired New York Magazine to crown him "The Meanest Man in Comedy".

 

Last year, Jeff served as a judge on ABC's summer reality series, "The Next Best Thing", and is currently touring the country doing stand-up. Jeff's directorial debut, "Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie" screened at many top festivals including South by Southwest, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, The Hampton's Film Festival, the G.I. Film Festival, and even won Best Picture at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Jeff's "home movie" captures his life-changing experience entertaining U.S. troops stationed around Iraq during the early days of the U.S. Occupation. The New York Times reviewer declared Jeff, "...if not a hero, than someone who at least did his small part". The New York Post gave the film a perfect four out of four star review and declared it, "...the best documentary to emerge from the Iraq war so far". General Richard Meyers, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, said Jeff's film was... "...funny and poignant — every American should see it". "Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie" aired on Showtime in honor of Memorial Day and is now available on DVD.

 

As a comic, Jeff has appeared on dozens of TV shows including David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, Carson Daly, The View, The Today Show, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olberman", and "CNN's Glen Beck". Jeff also continues to perform stand up regularly at charity benefits and for U.S. soldiers stationed all over the world.

 

Jeff recently co-created and starred in MTV's highly irreverent and controversial animated series "Where My Dogs At?" in which he and "30 Rock's" Tracy Morgan play stray dogs wandering around Hollywood making fun of celebrities. Eventually the show pissed off so many people they had to pull the plug. Jeff has also written for the Oscars, the MTV Video Music Awards, and many comedy series including "The Man Show" on Comedy Central.

 

Jeff has done a number of dramatic turns on such awesome shows as "Weeds", "Six Feet Under" and "C.S.I.". In film, he has appeared in the Farrelley Brothers' "Stuck on You", and the critical sensation, "The Aristocrats".

 

Jeff is originally from New Jersey. Now he lives in New York and Los Angeles but still vacations in New Jersey because he's addicted to the smell. Jeff graduated with a degree in broadcasting and film and a minor in political science from Boston University. He got his black belt in karate at 10 1/2 years old. He got his black belt in bustin' balls when he joined the legendary New York Friars Club in 1995.

 

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