You don’t mess with Oprah. She has enough money in her left pocket to have me killed.
When I first started doing these roasts in the mid '90s, they were a lost art, like jousting or calligraphy. But I feel like roasts help tame the room and let off steam... It's like it's all being handled by professionals.
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With roasting, you’ve really got to bring your A-game. I hate to admit it, but I probably think and obsess more about the roasts than my own series. Because there’s so much attention focused on the roasts. It’s like the ‘Super Bowl’ of comedy. Everybody is going to talk about it. Forever.
With everybody having a Facebook and a Twitter, I feel like regular people consider themselves stars. It’s a live, real-time upload of every time we buy a pair of socks, the most telling sign that we’re losing our politeness. When you know everything about somebody, you can talk to them any way you please.
When I see something that’s sensitive, I go, ‘You’ve got to put that out there.’ You need to keep the dialogue going and shine a light on the bad guys. If you sweep it under the carpet, people forget about it. People stop talking about it.
People are roasting each other at parties, at work events, around the fire. It’s so fun. People are busting each other’s chops, and it’s a sign of affection, truly. It’s a true test of love and friendship: can you make a man laugh at himself? So what makes a good burn? Go after targets you love and respect. And hit ’em hard.
|Birth:||13th September, 1965|
|Profession:||Actor, Author, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter|
Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz, known professionally as Jeff Ross was born in Springfield, New Jersey, USA. He is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director and screenwriter. His skill in doing high-profile celebrity roasts and his appearances in Comedy Central's Roasts, have led him to be dubbed "The Roastmaster General." He graduated from Boston University College of Communication. His role in several films include: The Wedding Ringer, Flock of Dudes, One, Two, Many, The Aristocrats (documentary film), American Dreamz, A Novel Romance, The Last Laugh, Encino Woman, and Born in Brooklyn. He has written several films include: Patriot Act (documentary film, also director), The Comedian, and The Lost & Found Family. His albums list shown below: Immunity, Thunderstorm, and Only Your Voice. He is the author of book, entitled I Only Roast the Ones I Love. His role in television include: Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals (TV movie) and The Burn with Jeff Ross (comedy panel show, also host and executive producer).
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