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Jeffrey Ross  

Comedian, Author, "I Only Roast the Ones I Love" and Host, The Burn

Jeffrey Ross a.k.a. "The Roastmaster General" is one of the most well respected comics working today. Hes had many show-stopping performances roasting some of America's favorite stars such as William Shatner, Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson, Emmet Smith and Bob Saget which inspired New York Magazine to crown him "The Meanest Man in Comedy".

Jeff competed on the 7th season of ABCs hit Dancing with the Stars with partner Edyta Sliwinska. Most recently, Jeffs first special No Offense: Live from New Jersey, aired on Comedy Central. The special, which was filmed in his home state of New Jersey.

As a comic, Jeff has appeared on dozens of TV shows including David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, Carson Daly, The View, The Today Show, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olberman", and "CNN's Glen Beck". Jeff co-created and starred in MTV's highly irreverent and controversial animated series "Where My Dogs At?" in which he and Tracy Morgan played stray dogs wandering around Hollywood making fun of celebrities. Jeff served as a judge on ABCs reality series, "The Next Best Thing and has also done a number of dramatic turns in shows such as "Weeds", "Six Feet Under" and "C.S.I.". In film, he has appeared in the Farrelley Brothers' "Stuck on You", and the critical sensation, "The Aristocrats". Jeff has also written for the Oscars, the MTV Video Music Awards, and many comedy series including "The Man Show" on Comedy Central. Jeff also continues to perform stand up regularly at charity benefits and for U.S. soldiers stationed all over the world.

Jeff's directorial debut, "Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie" screened at many top festivals including South by Southwest, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, The Hampton's Film Festival, the G.I. Film Festival, and even won Best Picture at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Jeff's "home movie" captures his life-changing experience entertaining U.S. troops stationed around Iraq during the early days of the U.S. Occupation. The New York Times declared Jeff, "...if not a hero, than someone who at least did his small part". The New York Post gave the film a perfect four out of four star review and declared it, "...the best documentary to emerge from the Iraq war so far". General Richard Meyers, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, said Jeff's film was... "...funny and poignant -- every American should see it". The movie aired on Showtime in honor of Memorial Day and is available on DVD.

Jeff currently lives in both New York and Los Angeles, but says he still vacations in his hometown of New Jersey because he's addicted to the smell. Jeff graduated from Boston University with a degree in broadcasting and film and a minor in political science. By 10.5 years old, Jeff had his black belt in Karate, but he got his black belt in bustin' balls when he joined the legendary New York Friars Club in 1995.

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