About The Roastmaster

Called "an heir apparent to such old-school masters as Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield" by the New York Times, Jeffrey Ross is feared and revered for his appearances at celebrity roasts. He also stars in a stand-up DVD, Jeffrey Ross: No Offense, as well as an award-winning documentary about his time entertaining U.S. troops in Iraq, Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie. Jeff divides his time between New York, Los Angeles, and the road.


A Message From The Roastmaster General
My name is Jeffrey Ross, but I am commonly known as the Roastmaster General. I'm not entirely sure how I got this title, but it has stuck and I am proud of it. Most stand-up comics are self-deprecating. I'm all-deprecating. Sure, I occasionally make fun of myself -- but I specialize in making fun of others. I'm what is commonly known as an insult comic. Diss is my life.

I never planned on making fun of people for a living. It happened by accident. In fact, my whole life has been a series of happy and not-so-happy accidents that have transformed me into the black belt in busting balls that I am today. I like being known as the meanest man in comedy, but I must admit that it's a blessing and a curse. It's not a bad way to make a living, but every now and then somebody wants to kill me.