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 4, Episode 1

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

Preview clips


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

Monday 20th January 2020
Comedy Central
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 11:00pm Comedy Central
Friday 24th January 2020 11:00pm CC Extra
Sunday 26th January 2020 11:30pm Comedy Central
Monday 3rd February 2020 10:30pm Comedy Central
Saturday 25th April 2020 2:00am Comedy Central
Tuesday 28th April 2020 2:30am Comedy Central
Monday 16th November 2020 2:30am Comedy Central
Sunday 22nd November 2020 1:30am Comedy Central
Sunday 3rd January 2021 1:30am CC Extra
Tuesday 5th January 2021 2:30am CC Extra
Friday 11th June 2021 11:00pm CC Extra
Monday 14th June 2021 1:00am CC Extra
Saturday 29th January 2022 12:50am Comedy Central
Wednesday 16th February 2022 4:05am CC Extra
Monday 17th October 2022 4:30am CC Extra
Thursday 20th October 2022 3:00am CC Extra
Wednesday 14th December 2022 11:50pm CC Extra
Monday 4th September 2023 12:00am Comedy Central
Monday 6th November 2023 3:25am CC Extra
Wednesday 10th January 2024 12:00am Comedy Central

Cast & crew

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
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
Paul Routledge VT Producer/Director
Gavin Ames Editor
Thomas Perrett Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Stuart Pring Lighting Designer


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.


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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