Roast Battle (TV Series 2018– )


Roast Battle (TV Series 2018– )

Comedians take turns to verbally abuse and insult each other.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb  6.7 /10
Creator Simon Craig
Creator Matthew Crosby
Release Date2018-01-15
GenreComedy, Talk-Show
Content Rating
CompanyFulwell 73
Self - Host 22 episodes, 2018-2020
Self - Referee 22 episodes, 2018-2020
Self - Judge 22 episodes, 2018-2020
Self - Judge 11 episodes, 2018-2019

Roast Battle

Roast Battle is a British roast comedy show that is broadcast on Comedy Central. The show is hosted by Jimmy Carr and features comedians facing each other in roast battles.

The show was created by American comedians Jeff Ross and Brian Moses and is based on their Comedy Central series Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle on which Carr has appeared as a contestant.

Concept, format and production

Roast Battle is based on Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, an American television series created by comedians Jeff Ross and Brian Moses that first aired on Comedy Central in 2016. The American series is based on a live show created by Moses and fellow comedian Rell Battle that runs at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles in the comedy club's Belly Room. Jimmy Carr participated as a contestant in Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle's first season.

Roast Battle premiered on Comedy Central in the UK and Ireland in 2018. The show is hosted by Carr and Moses acts as the announcer and the referee of each battle. The winner of each battle is determined by a panel of judges, including Carr. In the series' first season Katherine Ryan and Russell Brand served as judges. The second and third seasons featured Ryan and Jonathan Ross on the judges panel. The fourth season's judges panel featured Ryan alongside a different guest judge each episode. These guest judges included Richard Ayoade, Big Narstie, Sara Pascoe, Noel Fielding and Joe Lycett.

The show is recorded at the Electric Brixton nightclub in London and is co-produced by James Corden’s production company Fulwell 73 and Carr's production company Ideasatron.


Roast Battle became Comedy Central's highest-rated UK commission.

In December 2018, a complaint was upheld by Ofcom after a trailer for the programme featured an anti-Semitic joke delivered by Jimmy Carr towards Tom Rosenthal, the latter of whom is of Jewish descent.


SeriesJudgesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
1Jimmy Carr
Katherine Ryan
Russell Brand
15 January 201819 January 20186
2Jimmy Carr
Katherine Ryan
Jonathan Ross
1 October 20185 October 20185
SpecialJimmy Carr
Katherine Ryan
Jonathan Ross
10 December 20181
3Jimmy Carr
Katherine Ryan
Jonathan Ross
14 January 201918 January 20195
4Jimmy Carr
Katherine Ryan
Guest judges
20 January 202017 February 20205


The winner of each roast battle is in bold.

Series 1

EpisodeFirst broadcastBattle 1Battle 2
1x0115 January 2018Tom Allen vs Suzi RuffellPhil Wang vs Ed Gamble
1x0216 January 2018Daniel Sloss vs Desiree BurchJoe Lycett vs Nick Helm
1x0317 January 2018Bobby Mair vs Harriet KemsleyDane Baptiste vs Tez Ilyas
1x0418 January 2018Sofie Hagen vs Larry DeanAlex Brooker vs Matt Forde
1x0519 January 2018Joel Dommett vs Iain StirlingFin Taylor vs Paul Chowdhry
1x0619 January 2018Jayde Adams vs Alex EdelmanMark Steel vs Elliot Steel

Series 2

EpisodeFirst broadcastBattle 1Battle 2
2x011 October 2018Fern Brady vs Ivo GrahamChris Ramsey vs Tom Rosenthal
2x022 October 2018Alfie Brown vs Jessie CaveDaniel Sloss vs Phil Wang
2x033 October 2018Catherine Bohart vs Sarah KeyworthAndrew Maxwell vs Mark Watson
2x044 October 2018Stephen Bailey vs Darren HarriottMatt Richardson vs Angela Barnes
2x055 October 2018Naz Osmanoglu vs Rose MatafeoAlex Brooker vs Rosie Jones


EpisodeFirst broadcastBattle 1Battle 2Play-offFinal
Christmas special10 December 2018Bobby Mair vs Ed GambleSuzi Ruffell vs Desiree BirchBobby Mair vs Desiree BirchSuzi Ruffell vs Ed Gamble

Series 3

EpisodeFirst broadcastBattle 1Battle 2
3x0114 January 2019Tom Ward vs Darren HarriottTom Allen vs Larry Dean
3x0215 January 2019Kiri Pritchard-McLean vs Brennan ReeceAlex Edelman vs Joel Dommett
3x0316 January 2019Tom Houghton vs Lauren PattisonSimon Brodkin vs Dane Baptiste
3x0417 January 2019Nigel Ng vs Tom LucyJohnny Vegas vs Phil Ellis
3x0518 January 2019Rhys James vs Lloyd GriffithRhys Nicholson vs Felicity Ward

Series 4

EpisodeFirst broadcastGuest judgeBattle 1Battle 2
4x0120 January 2020Noel FieldingLaura Lexx vs Tom LivingstoneBaga Chipz & The Vivienne vs Glamrou & Crystal
4x0227 January 2020Big NarstieJoe Sutherland vs Sophie DukerJamie Laing vs Ivo Graham
4x033 February 2020Richard AyoadeEd Night vs Huge DaviesRichard Herring vs Sara Barron
4x0410 February 2020Joe LycettAdam Rowe vs Maisie AdamFern Brady vs Phil Wang
4x0517 February 2020Sara PascoeDane Baptiste vs Jordan StephensLou Sanders vs Luke McQueen