Roast Battle. Image shows from L to R: Katherine Ryan, Jimmy Carr
Roast Battle

Roast Battle

  • TV stand-up
  • Comedy Central
  • 2018 - 2020
  • 22 episodes (4 series)

Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan and guests judge insult battles between stand-up comedians. Also features Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand and Brian Moses.

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Series 2, Episode 1

Roast Battle. Image shows from L to R: Fern Brady, Ivo Graham

Preview clips


Fern and Tom were the winners. The joke of the episode was declared as Ivo Graham's various comebacks, including "mangling two languages..."

Broadcast details

Monday 1st October 2018
Comedy Central
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 1:00am Comedy Central
Saturday 6th October 2018 10:00pm CC Extra
Wednesday 10th October 2018 10:30pm Comedy Central
Thursday 11th October 2018 11:30pm Comedy Central
Sunday 14th October 2018 11:00pm Comedy Central
Sunday 23rd December 2018 3:55am CC Extra
Thursday 27th December 2018 12:30am Comedy Central
Tuesday 8th January 2019 2:05am CC Extra
Thursday 10th January 2019 11:00pm Comedy Central
Saturday 12th January 2019 1:10am CC Extra
Monday 14th January 2019 12:00am Comedy Central
Monday 9th September 2019 1:05am Comedy Central
Saturday 14th September 2019 12:30am Comedy Central
Monday 13th January 2020 12:25am Comedy Central
Saturday 18th January 2020 3:45am CC Extra
Saturday 18th April 2020 2:00am Comedy Central
Monday 2nd November 2020 1:30am Comedy Central
Sunday 8th November 2020 12:45am Comedy Central
Tuesday 8th December 2020 3:00am CC Extra
Wednesday 19th May 2021 11:00pm Comedy Central
Saturday 11th December 2021 1:50am Comedy Central
Tuesday 8th February 2022 3:45am CC Extra
Sunday 1st May 2022 2:00am CC Extra
Friday 6th May 2022 1:00am CC Extra
Monday 12th September 2022 4:30am CC Extra
Thursday 15th September 2022 3:00am CC Extra

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Katherine Ryan Regular Panellist
Jonathan Ross Regular Panellist
Brian Moses Self
Guest cast
Ivo Graham Self
Fern Brady Self
Tom Rosenthal Self
Chris Ramsey Self
Writing team
Dominic English (as Dom English) Writer
James Farmer Writer
Geoff Norcott Writer
Christine Rose Writer
Phil Kerr Writer
Jez Stevenson Writer
Bobby Mair Writer
Production team
Liz Clare Director
Tom Corrigan Series Producer
Mia Cross Producer
Emma Clarke Executive Producer
Louise Holmes Executive Producer
Jill Offman Executive Producer
Suzi Aplin Executive Producer
Jimmy Carr Executive Producer
Gabe Turner Executive Producer
Brian Moses Executive Producer
Jeff Ross Executive Producer
Lorry Powles VT Producer/Director
Michael Marden Editor
Ben Chambers Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Stuart Pring Lighting Designer


Tom Rosenthal versus Chris Ramsey

The gloves are off as Tom Rosenthal and Chris Ramsey go head to head in a very personal roast battle.

Featuring: Tom Rosenthal & Chris Ramsey.

Post Roast - Ivo Graham & Fern Brady

Fern Brady and Ivo Graham join Harriet Kemsley on Post Roast to discuss some of their very personal jokes.

Featuring: Harriet Kemsley, Ivo Graham & Fern Brady.

Post Roast - Chris Ramsey & Tom Rosenthal

Tom Rosenthal and Chris Ramsey join Harriet Kemsley on Post Roast to discuss some of their dirtiest jokes.

Featuring: Harriet Kemsley, Tom Rosenthal & Chris Ramsey.


TV review: Roast Battle UK, Comedy Central UK

While I don't actually think kids would be jotting down the one-liners lobbed by the likes of Chris Ramsey and Tom Rosenthal at each other for later use themselves I do think the programmes risks normalising dubious attitudes.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 2nd October 2018

Another series of competitive insults, hosted, naturally, by Jimmy Carr. Roast Battle is neither big nor clever, but it is reliably funny, and the bear pit atmosphere is effective: the relieved hugs at the end tell you the comics feel the rush. Tonight: Fern Brady v Ivo Graham, then Chris Ramsey v Tom Rosenthal.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 1st October 2018

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