Jul 6 2023
Jeff Ross, The Roastmaster General
Phil and David have both known Jeff Ross for many years, so they are at ease with the comedian known around the world as The Roastmaster General. Over sandwiches from https://www.ouimelrose.com, Jeff retraces how a kid from a family of caterers from New Jersey ended up following in the footsteps of the "rock stars" of stand up he loved and bringing new life to the art of Roast Comedy, as well as befriending many of the legends who set the stage for his modern success story, including Don Rickles, Milton Berle, Joan Rivers and Pat Cooper, who died the day this episode was recorded and is remembered here. Jeff discusses touring with friends like Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and John Mayer, and shares great stories about Ray Romano, Eddie Vedder and, as is "Naked Lunch" tradition, Bruce Springsteen. To see where Jeff is appearing on tour, visit here: http://roastmastergeneral.com/tour-dates.html To learn more about building community through food and "Somebody Feed the People," visit the Philanthropy page at philrosenthalworld.com.