Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle will return in August

NIKKI GLASER, ANTHONY JESELNIK AND JEFF ROSS TO SERVE AS JUDGES

The Comedy Channel is bringing the heat this winter with a fiery new season of Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle premiering on August 7 at 8.30pm – same week as the U.S.

This season of Roast Battle will introduce a new format – tossing out the bracket-style tournament to focus more on the head to head insult battles between some of today’s top comedians. Each episode will feature two battles per show. Additionally, this season the Roastmaster General is stepping on stage to go to battle with a giant among men, NBA All-Star Blake Griffin.

Comedians doing battle include Todd Barry, Pat Barker, Nicole Becannon, Matthew Broussard, Keith Carey, Kim Congdon, Alex Duong, Joe Eurell, Olivia Grace, Tony Hinchcliffe, Jerron Horton, Mike Lawrence, Joe List, Joe Machi, Connor McSpadden, Kurt Metzger, Sam Morril, Jamar Neighbors, Mark Normand, Eli Sairs, Yamaneika Saunders, Jason Sklar, Randy Sklar, Sarah Tiana, Sarah Tollemache, Robin Tran, Brendon Walsh, and WWE wrestler Dolph Ziggler.

Inspired by the gritty, competitive proving grounds of the comedy-club circuit, this stand-up series pits professional comedians against each other in one-on-one standoffs with a panel of celebrity judges deciding their competitive fate. Original material only, no physical contact, and every battle ends with a hug.