Jeff Ross on the Art of Roasting Playground Kids and Canadian Cities Alike


Jeff Ross has already made fun of everyone in America, so he’s moving on to Canada with the Jeff Ross Roasts Canada tour. In this interview, he tells the story of how he first started roasting people in self-defense. And in this one, he gets into what audiences expect from his standup, and whether he ever crosses the line. He brings up the fascinating idea that making people angry is basically part of his job description. As he says, “I’m not doing my job unless somebody gets pissed off.” What do you think: does that only apply to roastmasters, or does it ring true in some sense for all comedians?