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

Roast Battle

Comedy Central stand-up roast show. 22 episodes (4 series), 2018 - 2020. Stars Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan, Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand and Brian Moses.

Series 4, Episode 5 is repeated today at 11pm.

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

Series 4, Episode 1

Guest judging the competition this week is Noel Fielding as comedian Laura Lexx goes head-to-head with fellow comedian and husband, Tom Livingstone. Another battle is underway when RuPaul's Drag Race UK contestants Baga Chipz and The Vivienne take on Denim queens Glamrou and Crystal.

Notes

Tom and the Drag Race duo were the winners. Joke of the night was Tom's joke about Laura being like a rollercoaster.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 20th January 2020
Time
10pm
Channel
Comedy Central
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Katherine Ryan Regular Panellist
Brian Moses Self
Guest cast
Noel Fielding Guest
Laura Lexx Self
Tom Livingstone Self
Baga Chipz Self
James Lee Williams (as The Vivienne) Self
Amrou Al-Kadhi (as Glamrou) Self
Colin Munro (as Crystal Rasmussen) Self
Writing team
Dominic English (as Dom English) Writer
James Farmer Writer
Jesse Joyce Writer
Geoff Norcott Writer
Aiden Spackman Writer
Matthew Crosby Writer
Omid Singh Writer
Production team
Toby Baker Director
Tom Corrigan Series Producer
Mia Cross Producer
Emma Clarke Executive Producer
Louise Holmes Executive Producer
Suzi Aplin Executive Producer
Jimmy Carr Executive Producer
Gabe Turner Executive Producer
Brian Moses Executive Producer
Jeff Ross Executive Producer
Gavin Ames Editor
Thomas Perrett Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer

Videos

Post Roast: I've seen more attractive herpes sores

The drag queens (Baga Chipz, The Vivienne, Crystal and Glamrou) bury the hatchet in this post-roast debrief interview.

Featuring: Baga Chipz, The Vivienne, Glamrou, Crystal Rasmussen.

Post Roast: Did you cut a joke that was too savage?

Married comedians Tom Livingstone and Laura Lexx have some well-deserved couple time in a post-roast Q&A session.

Featuring: Laura Lexx, Tom Livingstone.

Press

Words are weapons in insult comedy - but should you go sledgehammer or stiletto? That's the dilemma facing standups Laura Lexx and Tom Livingstone as the sanctioned slanging match returns for a fourth season, with regular refs Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan joined by guest judge Noel Fielding.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 20th January 2020
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