COMEDY CENTRAL TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH SECOND SEASON OF “JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE II: WAR OF THE WORDS”, PREMIERES IN ASIA ON TUESDAY, 20 JUNE

Judges include Snoop Dogg, Ken Jeong, Jason Sudeikis, T.J. Miller, Sarah Silverman, John Mayer, Whitney Cummings, Anthony Jeselnik and Patton Oswalt

16 JUNE 2017
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Inspired by the gritty, competitive grounds of the comedy-club circuit, Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle is back for Round 2! A bracket-style, insult-comedy tournament, the competition’s four-night main event pits professional comedians in one-on-one standoffs against each other, with a panel of celebrity judges deciding their competitive fates.

COMEDY CENTRAL TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH SECOND SEASON OF “JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE II: WAR OF THE WORDS”, PREMIERES IN ASIA ON TUESDAY, 20 JUNE

Judges include Snoop Dogg, Ken Jeong, Jason Sudeikis, T.J. Miller, Sarah Silverman, John Mayer, Whitney Cummings, Anthony Jeselnik and Patton Oswalt

16 Comedians Include Todd Barry, Jessica Kirson, Kurt Metzger, Matthew Broussard

Roastmaster General Jeff Ross to Host and Oversee All Judging with Brian Moses Officiating

Tweet it: Jeff Ross #RoastBattle II airs 20 Jun @comedycentralas! Snoop Dogg & Ken Jeong judge in this War of Words where every battle ends with a hug


Singapore, 16 June 2017Comedy Central and Jeff Ross announced that Snoop Dogg, Ken Jeong, Jason Sudeikis, T.J. Miller, Sarah Silverman, John Mayer, Whitney Cummings, Anthony Jeselnik and Patton Oswalt will serve as celebrity judges deciding the round–by-round fate of 16 comedian combatants in “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II: War of the Words”. The bracket-style insult-comedy tournament was filmed in Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip over four nights.

The show will premiere on Tuesday, 20 June and will air every Tuesday at 8.50 PM (TH/WIB) and 9.50 PM (HK/MY/PH/SG/TW).

Comedians doing battle include Zac Amico, Todd Barry, Matthew Broussard, Frank Castillo, Keith Carey, Scott Chaplain, Joe Dosch, Olivia Grace, Alex Hooper, Leah Kayajanian, Jessica Kirson, Jay Light, Kurt Metzger, Yamaneika Saunders, Evan Willams and Anna Valenzuela.

First round matchups are:

Kurt Metzger vs Yamaneika Saunders

Todd Barry vs Jessica Kirson

Matthew Broussard vs Zac Amico

Joe Dosch vs Leah Kayajanian

Evan Williams vs Anna Valenzuela

Jay Light vs Frank Castillo

Keith Carey vs Olivia Grace

Scott Chaplain vs Alex Hooper

Inspired by the gritty, competitive proving grounds of the comedy-club circuit, “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II: War of the Words” is led by Roastmaster General Jeff Ross and referee/comedian Brian Moses.

In a nod to “Roast Battle’s” comedy-club roots, a four-city preliminary-competition tour was scheduled to seek out the top battlers across the nation, a selection of which will appear in the main event. The tour locations included Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta, Village Underground in New York City, Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado and Comedy Store Belly Room in Los Angeles.

“Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II: War of the Words” is executive produced by Ross, Moses, Amy Zvi, Willie Mercer, Rell Battle, Rick Austin, and Joel Gallen, who also directs. Jonas Larsen, Christian McLaughlin, Jordan Ellner and Ryan Moran are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.


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Comedy Central, the world’s biggest comedy network, has been making audiences laugh since it first launched in the United States in 1991. Renowned for featuring a stable of exclusive and tailor-made local and international comedy, the brand has become the ultimate destination for all kinds of humour, from traditional to satire to sketches to popular sitcoms. Outside of the United States, Comedy Central, seen in over 70 territories via more than 12 locally programmed and operated TV channels, is part of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Comedy Central in Asia, visit www.comedycentralasia.com.

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