Who is Jeff Ross?
Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz, born on September 13, 1965, is an American stand-up comedian and actor, widely recognized as the "Roastmaster General." He is celebrated for his insult comedy, frequent appearances at celebrity roasts held by the New York Friars Club, the Comedy Central Roast series, and the Netflix series "Historical Roasts." Ross is often compared to Don Rickles and is noted for his directorial debut in the documentary "Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie".
How did Jeff Ross start in comedy?
Ross's stand-up comedy career commenced in 1989 after taking a comedy class. He gained recognition with appearances on A&E's "An Evening at the Improv" in 1994 and quickly became a regular performer at prominent New York clubs like the Comedy Cellar and Stand Up NY. His breakthrough came in 1995 when he was invited to participate in a roast of Steven Seagal by the New York Friars Club.
Where did Jeff Ross grow up?
Jeff Ross was raised in Newark, New Jersey, and later moved to Union and then Springfield, New Jersey, where he attended Jonathan Dayton High School. He is of Jewish heritage and faced personal tragedies early in life with the loss of both his parents. His father owned and ran a catering business, which was originally started by Ross's great-grandmother.
Is Jeff Ross currently on tour?
In 2023, Jeff Ross is performing solo shows, including "Take a Banana for the Ride: a Jeff Ross Solo Show." He has scheduled performances at various locations, including the Improv Comedy Club in Brea, California, and the Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at Count Basie Center in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Does Jeff Ross host any podcasts?
Jeff Ross has been involved in podcasts, notably appearing on "Inside Conan" with Conan O’Brien and longtime executive producer Jeff Ross. They discuss the origin story of Late Night, among other topics.
Does Jeff Ross have any recent Comedy Specials?
Jeff Ross's recent projects include the Netflix series "Bumping Mics" with Dave Attell, a rapid-fire two-man stand-up special. He is also set to star in "Historical Roasts" on Netflix. Additionally, Ross is known for his Comedy Central Roasts and the competition show "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle." His latest comedy specials have been socially poignant, with titles like "Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals," "Jeff Ross Roasts Cops," and "Jeff Ross Roasts The Border," addressing various political issues.