Jeff Ross on How to Roast


“Roast jokes tend to be shorter and more to the point than other kinds of jokes. They‘re more based in fact, and they’re economical. The fewer words the better… [It’s] saying things out loud that normally you’d say behind people’s backs. A true roastmaster just lets it fly. That’s why I never prank people. That’s behind their back or sneaking up on them, and catching them off guard. I’d much rather confront them and tell the jokes face to face.”

Jeff Ross in an interview with Co.Create on the art of roasting. (Like joke roasting. He, sadly, doesn’t explain how to roast a chicken.)