Roastmaster General Jeff Ross is about to take on a political hot topic with his new special. The veteran comedian and insult comic mastermind’s new controversial hour-long Jeff Ross Roasts the Border: Live from Brownsville, Texas will debut on Comedy Central this Thursday.
Described as “part stand-up, part documentary special,” Jeff Ross Roasts the Border will see the comedian-writer-actor breaking down America’s immigration debate with stand-up comedy, field segments from the U.S. / Mexican border and, of course, all-out roasting. The special will peak with footage from a free stand-up performance by Ross at Brownsville’s Hope Park.
Jeff Ross Roasts the Border sees Ross traveling from Brownsville, Texas to Matamoros, Mexico, interviewing and roasting those encountered on the front lines of the immigration crisis. From immigrants & coyotes to Trump supporters, DREAMers to law enforcement agents, Ross attempts to examine a difficult & sensitive issue with the help of an eclectic wide-ranging group of individuals.
“When I was growing up America welcomed immigrants. Now suddenly we’re a snobby club with a douchey doorman,” Ross said in a statement. “I started wondering how the people who actually live along the border feel about America’s changing immigration policies, so I went to Brownsville and learned a lot.”
Just when you thought, he’s roasted them all, Ross finds a new take on this ever-familiar niche. He’s roasted cops, he’s roasted criminals, he’s roasted all of America. He’s also roasted an exhaustive list of celebrities including but not limited to William Shatner, Charlie Sheen, Rob Lowe, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget, Flavor Flav, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Roseanne and Donald Trump.
Jeff Ross Roasts the Border: Live from Brownsville, Texas was exec-produced by Ross, Stu Miller, Amy Zvi and Willie Mercer with Jonas Laren and Christian McLaughlin exec-producing for Comedy Central. The special aims to raise awareness of hot-button issues while also bringing viewers some light-hearted laughs. Tune in to Comedy Central this Thursday, Nov. 16 at 10:00 p.m. for the special’s premiere.