Guest Bio: Jeff Ross is a comedian, writer, producer, and director also known as the “Roastmaster General” from his work on the Comedy Central Roasts. His latest special Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail is available now on iTunes or Comedy Central.
Topics Discussed: Jeff’s black belt in karate; learning a martial art and its effect on performing stand-up comedy; Kingdom TV show; Vinny Shoreman and hypnotism; hypnotism and comedy; importance of listening; early shows; hecklers and working with the audience; doing Dancing with the Stars; his real name; why do a prison show; problems with the prison system; Chelsea Manning facing solitary confinement; Julian Assange; surprise sex; Ashley Madison app; Uber for escorts; female prison compared to male prison; how show came together; why he likes roasts; DEA agents tricking kids into selling them drugs; prison industrial complex; Redban’s crazy ex-girlfriends; Dan Bilzerian; Fat Jew controversy; Dave Asprey posts fake abs pic; online haters; flame wars; Joe’s car accident; reacting to stress; police brutality; the beach; the New Jersey shore; Artie Lange; sports; football players; Greek statues and their small penises; football players compared to UFC fighters; Roast Battle comedy show; stand-up comedy today; Hollywood parties; running into comics; podcast at an airport; eating before a show; dehydration; performing for troops; digging yourself into a hole; writing bits; Rosa Parks; performing at colleges; black lives matter activist Shaun King is a white guy; Milo Yiannopoulos on why men are better at chess video; Donald Trump; the presidential race; Bernie Sanders; doctors and medical school; Chris Christie; New Jersey; his start in comedy; Charlie Barnett; Dave Chappelle; comedy in the park; old comedians; The Friar’s Club; The Comedy Store/Ciro’s. Los Angeles and New York; The Burn TV show; what’s next; Woody Allen; Mel Brooks; Jeff’s story about his uncle meeting Mel Brooks.
My Thoughts: Jeff Ross is surprisingly quiet and serious, and Joe basically carries the conversation.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #686 available for streaming via YouTube.
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