By now it’s known far and wide that when it comes to the masterful art of comedic roasting, Jeff Ross has it on lock. That’s not all he’s good for though, no way Jose. Ross is also rocking it in the realm of acting, writing, and voice-overs. He even plays the gui-tar. What else can this man do? Well, he can headline the Irvine Improv this Friday and Saturday (March 25th and 26th) so how ‘bout dem apples? Jeff does what he does out of love and we love him for it so before you leave your humility at the door for his Irvine shows this weekend, we got him on the horn to chat politics, the supernatural, superstars, and whites.
OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): With this presidential hoopla going on, I was hoping you might roast some of the noms for us.
Jeff Ross: I might have to save that for my show! That’s like my whole show! Yeah, I’m going to be ripping into those guys and gals.
You said gals, plural. Thinking about Rubio?
He is so cute. This whole thing, as an American it’s appalling but as a comedian, I’ve never been more excited for an election.
It’s a disaster but it’s getting a lot of people into politics. They’re paying attention which is kinda cool I guess.
Yeah but dumb people! I don’t know if they’re the right people we want to vote. [Laughs.] It’s fascinating though, I really enjoy it. It’s like a reality show, “America’s Next Top President.” Trump is definitely a big part of my show right now. Whether you’re a republican, democrat, or undecided, I will definitely be roasting the candidates at the Irvine Improv.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if one of the candidates was actually in the audience in Irvine, you were speed roasting, and they just walked up?
Chris Christie was in the front row at one of my shows. I said, I’d be remiss if I didn’t first address the elephant in the room.
Awww. I have a fat guy crush on Chris Christie. There’s something about him I’m attracted to.
Yeah! It’s his big, luscious, and natural breasts! He was standing behind Trump which was fascinating to watch because if he stood in front, no one would see Trump.
Say what you may but I’m into that belly! Last night a bartender told me he saw you on some ghost stories show. He also said he’s very attracted to you. Care to comment on both?
Wow! You should tell him to come out! I definitely want to speed roast all of my fans, especially ones that have a crush on me! That ghost thing was a while ago. It was like, five or six years ago.
How’d I miss that?
I don’t know! It’s cool though, and it’s real! I haven’t seen a ghost since although, I did run into Charlie Sheen at the mall, but no, I was haunted by my neighbor. He jumped out of a window while I was writing the Oscars. That was pretty intense. It was pretty crazy.
Yes! Totally crazy! So you’re doing only Friday and Saturday at the Improv. I like to call that the “superstar comic only does two nights show.” Kinda long name, yet still to the point.
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Oh yeah? They just do Friday and Saturday? [Laughs.] I’m moving up in the world, Ali. Spread the word too that if anyone is on a date, I’m the best wingman there is. Bring your guy or gal to the show and you’re guaranteed to get some action that night. A lot of sex talk! A lot of sex talk at my show.
You’re just going to get everyone amped and in the mood huh?
Exactly. That’s the goal. I also like when fans write me on Twitter so if you’re coming to my show, let me know in advance. I love the OC crowds. There is nothing funnier than roasting white people. Bring your tan and your fellow white people. It’s going to be a bloody, crazy, roasting mess. Oh my god. [Laughs.] Also, if you live near Irvine and you are a person of color, I really need you to come to the show too.
Grab your tickets now to see Jeff Ross at the Irvine Improv this Friday and Saturday March 25th and 26th, 31 Fortune Drive Irvine, CA 92618, (949) 854-5455. For tickets go to www.Improv.com. For more on Jeff, check out his website www.RoastmasterGeneral.com, become a fan on Facebook, and follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @RealJeffRoss. You can (and should) also download “Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail” on ITunes.