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Roast Battle Adds Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Seth Rogen to All-Star Panel of Judges

July 26, 2016

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ROAST BATTLE ADDS JUDD APATOW, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, KEVIN HART, SETH ROGEN TO ALL-STAR PANEL OF JUDGES

Previously Announced Judges Include Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, David Spade

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

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle to Film Live from L’Astral Theatre in Montreal,
Presented in Partnership with the Just For Laughs Festival
Airing in Four One-Hour Episodes on July 28-31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central®
With Live Finale on July 31

NEW YORK, July 26, 2016 – The biggest names in comedy will round out the all-star lineup of judges for Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, with Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen joining previously announced judges Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade. The group will be overseen by Roastmaster General Jeff Ross and will be charged with deciding the round-by-round fate of 16 “Roast Battle” competitors during the course of the four-night insult-comedy tournament. Brian Moses will officiate.

Hart and Spade will judge the July 28 episode; Goldberg and Jeselnik will judge the July 29 episode; Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen will judge the July 30 episode; and Judd Apatow and Sarah Silverman will judge the live July 31 finals.

Roast Battle will be filmed live at L’Astral Theatre during the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, airing in four one-hour episodes on July 28-31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. The July 31 finale airs live same-day.

Comedians doing battle include Tom Ballard, Matthew Broussard, Jimmy Carr, Christi Chiello, Chris Cubas, Olivia Grace, Tony Hinchcliffe, Mike Lawrence, Ralphie May, Sam Morril, Mark Normand, Ms. Pat, Steve Rannazzisi, Earl Skakel, Sarah Tiana and K. Trevor Wilson. Fans can visit RoastBattle.com to track the tournament bracket and watch highlight clips from each night’s battles, and can join the social conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #RoastBattle.

Dodge and Taco Bell sponsor Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle and Road to Roast Battle®.

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle and Road to Roast Battle are executive produced by Ross, Joel Gallen, Amy Zvi, Willie Mercer, Moses, Rell Battle, and Rick Austin. Jonas Larsen, Christian McLaughlin, Jordan Ellner and Ryan Moran are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

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