The Ultimate Roast Battle Weapons

You better be armed, and your arms better not be fat.

Winning a Roast Battle is a lot like running a marathon: Even if you’re prepared, you still might end up s**tting your pants. Even the most seasoned roaster needs to have an arsenal of battle weapons at the ready to take down their fellow comics.

KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR OPPONENT
http://www.cc.com/video-collections/lr56sz/jeff-ross-presents-roast-battle-road-to-roast-battle/oxgtu6
Mike Lawrence and Scott Chaplain are good friends, which means that their jokes can cut deep. Between Scott’s stripper sister and Mike’s strained relationship with his dad, nothing is off limits.

SPECIFIC REFERENCES
http://www.cc.com/video-collections/lr56sz/jeff-ross-presents-roast-battle-road-to-roast-battle/p95zx2
Any comic could come up with a run-of-the-mill fat joke, but Chris Cubas specifically calling out Cicis Pizza paints a much clearer picture of his competitor’s dining habits.

CREATIVE DESCRIPTIONS
http://www.cc.com/video-collections/lr56sz/jeff-ross-presents-roast-battle-road-to-roast-battle/ph2yhb
There are a lot of ways to get a laugh describing Joe Dosch’s look. Keith Carey calling him a “haunted mannequin,” however, is not even in the top 50 epithets the average roaster would think of.

A LITTLE SELF-DEPRECATION
http://www.cc.com/video-collections/lr56sz/jeff-ross-presents-roast-battle-road-to-roast-battle/bz69ly
Ms. Pat knows that the best thing you can do in a Roast Battle is to get out in front of your opponent’s insult and turn the tables to make it about them. We hope C.J. Sullivan has enough money to invest in a good bra.