Media Release: Tuesday August 23, 2016
Get ready for a feast of Roasts on Foxtel
Kicking off with Comedy Central’s Roast of Rob Lowe
Tuesday September 6 at 8.30pm Express from the US on The Comedy Channel
Hollywood heartthrob Rob Lowe is treated with his very own special Roast – and considering the skeletons in Lowe’s closet, which include struggles with alcohol and an affair with Princess Stephanie of Monaco – the Roasters should have no problem finding topics to poke fun at. Comedy Central’s Roast of Rob Lowe will premiere Tuesday September 6 at 8.30pm Express from the US on The Comedy Channel.
Known for his roles in St Elmo’s Fire, Wayne’s World, the Austin Powers franchise, The West Wing, Brothers & Sisters, Parks & Recreation, The Grinder and many, many more – Lowe has been a handsome fixture of our small and silver screens since the early 1980s. Get ready for Lowe’s dirty laundry to be aired when the Roasters spill the beans on his movie star lifestyle and brat pack antics.
Comedy Central’s Roast of Rob Lowe will assemble a dais of comedians and celebrities, along with Roast Master David Spade (Saturday Night Live, Joe Dirt, Just Shoot Me!, Rules of Engagement), to take down the ageless sex symbol one burn at a time. The first round of Roasters confirmed include one of the UK’s most distinctive comedians Jimmy Carr, Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, actress and Lowe’s co-star Bo Derek, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, comedic actor Rob Riggle, and Roast alumni Jeff Ross. Additional Roasters and talent attending this historic comedic event will be announced over the next few weeks.
Roast mastermind Jeff Ross has prepared three more Roast shows to air in September and October with the launch of Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live At Brazos County, and Jeff Ross Roasts Police.
The Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle series, with host Brian Moses and a panel of celebrity judges, will decide this year’s “Roast Battle Champion”. The comedians will compete onstage while adhering to the “Roast Battle Rules” – original material only, no physical contact, and every battle ends with a hug. In this competition, 16 comedians will enter the ring, but only one will emerge as the crowned champion. Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle premieres Saturdays from September 17 at 8.30pm on The Comedy Channel.
Roastmaster General Jeff Ross gives the most dangerous – and enlightening – Roast of his life from behind the walls of the Brazos County Jail in Bryan, Texas. In the Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live At Brazos County special Ross touches on topics surrounding incarceration such as race, solitary confinement and the death penalty premiering Saturday October 15 at 8.30pm on The Comedy Channel.
If Roasting inmates wasn’t enough, Jeff Ross takes it to the next level and Roasts the police! In this special Ross explores the burning national issues of today and rides along in the hottest seat in town as he uses his unique brand of comedy to deliver up a delicious serving of insults to the brave men and women who serve and protect. Jeff Ross Roasts Police premieres Saturday October 22 at 8.30pm on The Comedy Channel.