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[11/04/16 - 09:29 AM]
Comedy Central Orders "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II" - Insult-Comedy Series to Air Throughout January and Culminate in Four-Night Main Event with Live Finale
Featuring the world's most venomous comedians in one-on-one standoffs, the bracket-style insult-comedy tournament first debuted on Comedy Central this summer with comedian Mike Lawrence taking home the crown.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) ORDERS SECOND ROUND OF "JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE" INSULT-COMEDY SERIES

MONTH-LONG TOURNAMENT EXTRAVAGANZA TO AIR THROUGHOUT JANUARY AND CULMINATE IN FOUR-NIGHT MAIN EVENT ON JANUARY 26-29 AT 10:00 PM ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL WITH LIVE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE

"Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II" Stars Roastmaster General Jeff Ross

Regional Preliminary Rounds Set For Atlanta, New York City, Denver and Los Angeles With Ross Attending All Events

Preliminary Rounds Will Air Weekly in January on Sunday Nights at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central Leading Up to the "Roast Battle" Four-Night Main Event

Tickets on Sale Now for Regional Preliminary Events

NEW YORK, November 4, 2016 - Comedy Central is gearing up for another epic battle. The #1 brand in comedy is again joining forces with the Roastmaster General Jeff Ross for another round of "Roast Battle," it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. Featuring the world's most venomous comedians in one-on-one standoffs, the bracket-style insult-comedy tournament first debuted on Comedy Central this summer with comedian Mike Lawrence taking home the crown. "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II" will include preliminary competitions airing consecutive Sundays in January before a four-night main event on January 26-29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central, with live championship finale.

Inspired by the gritty, competitive proving grounds of the comedy-club circuit, "Roast Battle" main events feature an all-star panel of judges deciding the tournament fate of 16 comedic combatants. Led by Ross and referee/comedian Brian Moses, the "Roast Battle II" main event will be filmed in four nights in Los Angeles. The first three parts air on January 26-28 and the January 29 finals air live same-day. Competitors and judges are to be announced at a later date.

"Roast Battle is a movement. The fans love it and the comics love doing it. I wish all the world's problems could be settled this way," said Ross. "I'm grateful to Comedy Central for having the balls to air it live."

"We will never live up to the epic Roast Battle-level of this presidential campaign, but we will do our best," said Alterman.

A four-city preliminary-competition tour has been scheduled to seek out the top battlers across the nation, a selection of which will appear in the main event with the to-be-announced additional competitors and judges. The tour dates and locations are Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia on November 5; Village Underground in New York City on November 7, Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado on November 9, and Comedy Store Belly Room in Los Angeles on November 16.

Each of the ticketed live shows will be filmed and aired weekly in January on Sundays leading up to the premiere of "Roast Battle II." The first of the four preliminary rounds kick off on Sunday, January 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Preliminary Rounds of "Roast Battle" tickets, times and lineups (subject to change):

ATLANTA - November 5 at Laughing Skull Lounge - 8 p.m.

Erik Bergstrom vs. Jacob Williams
Sean White vs. Megan Gailey
Dulce Sloan vs. Joel Byars
Kim Congdon vs. Kath Barbadoro
Jasmin Leigh vs. Candice Thompson

Tickets and Info: https://www-laughingskulllounge-com.seatengine.com/shows/45576

NEW YORK - November 7 at Village Underground - 8 p.m.

Kerryn Feehan vs. Luis J. Gomez
Aaron Berg vs. Dina Hashem
Zac Amico vs. Evan Williams
Yamaneika Saunders vs. JP McDade
Patrick Schroeder vs. Sean Donnelly
Eli Sairs vs. Scott Chaplain
Pete Lee vs. Mike Recine

Tickets and Info: http://comedycellar.com/events/roastbattle.html

DENVER - November 9 @ Comedy Works- 8 p.m.

Jay Light vs. Karlous Miller
Noah Gardenswartz vs. Clayton English
CJ Sullivan vs. Nate Craig
Bri Pruett vs. Erin Ingle
Justine Marino vs. Sam Tallent
Nicole Aimee Schreiber vs. Andy Haynes

Tickets and Info: https://www.comedyworks.com/comedians/road-to-roast-battle

LOS ANGELES - November 16 @ Comedy Store Belly Room - 9 p.m.

Frank Castillo vs. Greg Roque
Jesus Trejo vs. George Perez
Jamar Neighbors vs. Guy Branum
Keith Carey vs. Anna Valenzuela
Omid Singh vs. Toby Muresianu
Leah Kayajanian vs. Connor McSpadden
Joe Dosch vs. Alex Hooper
Robin Tran vs. Pat Barker

Tickets and Info: http://hollywood.thecomedystore.com/event.cfm?id=472095&cart

"Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II" is 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.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

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