Roast Battle



Jimmy Carr


Regular panellists:
Katherine Ryan (all series)
Russell Brand (Series 1)
Jonathan Ross (Series 2-3)

Referee: Brian Moses


Fulwell 73 for Comedy Central, 15 January 2018 to 17 February 2020 (21 episodes in 4 series + 1 special)


Fulwell 73's press office says of this:

Two roasters enter an arena filled with bloodthirsty comedy fans with just one simple mission: to bring their opponent to their knees with five of the most ferocious jokes their minds can muster. These gags won't be for the faint of heart. Expect a no-holds-barred assault where no topic is off-limits.

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Although the press office said that no holds were barred, Huge Davies used his post-roast Q&A session to say that he wasn't allowed to use the word suicide or talk about children, and Lou Sanders used hers to claim she was not allowed to invoke Rolf Harris. It's just possible the producers wanted to avoid ruffling further feathers given the manner of Russell Brand's exit, but if you have to plumb those depths to get a laugh…

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