Since 2014 a team of comedians has taken comedy roasts to a new level – by roasting famous historical figures! If you’re not familiar with the term “comedy roast” then think of it as mates ribbing mates but all in good humour – it’s primarily an American thing but it has also started making it’s way across the seas as well. On May 27th (Memorial Day) renowned “Roastmaster General” Jeff Ross’s new half-hour comedy series “Historical Roasts” will bring together A-list comedians in period-appropriate garb to celebrate prominent historical figures of the past, from Presidents (Abe Lincoln) to Rockstars (Freddie Mercury) and everything in between.
The 6 half hour episodes will feature a lineup of comedian guest stars including Bob Saget, John Stamos, Natasha Leggero, Jaleel White, Fred Willard, Nikki Glaser, Rachel Feinstein, Ryan Phillippe, Ken Marino, Gilbert Gottfried, Seth Green, Yamaneika Saunders, and Neal Brennan to name a few.
For a taste of what to expect check out the Historical Roasts YouTube channel and expect an official trailer soon.