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

Roast Battle

Comedy Central stand-up roast show. 11 episodes (2 series) in 2018. Stars Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan, Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand and Brian Moses.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Katherine Ryan: Ross made sure we were paid the same

"He took the initiative and I really appreciate it."

Dan Seddon, Digital Spy, 13th October 2018

Rose Matafeo's Comedy Central roast labelled 'racist'

Celebrated New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo's appearance in a roast battle on Comedy Central UK this week has been marred by a racist controversy.

Daniel Rutledge, News Hub (New Zealand), 9th October 2018

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

Comedy Central orders Roast Battle Series 3

Comedy Central has ordered a third series of Roast Battle, before the second series has even been shown.

British Comedy Guide, 17th September 2018

Jonathan Ross joins Roast Battle judging panel

Jonathan Ross is joining the second series of Comedy Central's Roast Battle as a judge. He takes over from Russell Brand, and will sit alongside Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan.

British Comedy Guide, 9th July 2018

Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan return for Roast Battle Series 2

Roast Battle is to return to Comedy Central for a second series, with Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan (but not Russell Brand). Carr and Ryan have also signed up to a Netflix panel show.

British Comedy Guide, 13th June 2018

TV and web comedies up for Broadcast Digital Awards 2018

Chewing Gum, In The Long Run, Man Like Mobeen, Roast Battle, The Young Offenders and This Country are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 16th May 2018

Roast Battle smashes ratings record

Comedy Central's brand new Roast Battle UK series, which launched on the 15th January and aired consecutive episodes across the week, has smashed all previous ratings records, becoming Comedy Central's highest-rated UK commission in its history.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 29th January 2018

Comedy must risk causing offence

If we are to challenge prejudice, we need to be able to push boundaries, says Louise Holmes.

Louise Holmes, Broadcast, 15th January 2018