Roast Battle UK is a show that turns smack talk into an art form.
Roast Battle UK puts two comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs. Each comic gets to do 5 jokes to ”roast” their opponent. The opponent can respond with an off the cuff rebuttal. Ultimately, the winner is decided by a guest panel of audacious judges, choosing to compliment the winner or make it worse for the loser.
Since November 2018, we started our first ‘Premier League’ season. Wins and losses are now tallied and the top battlers will be put into a tournament in May 2019, where a trophy and prize money can be won.
The first roast battle started originally in the Belly Room at The Comedy Store LA in 2013. Since then, the ”Roast Battle” format has been taking the world by storm, with independent leagues starting in places like Edinburgh, Liverpool, Tokyo, Berlin or Dublin. Roast Battle London started in Feb 2017 at the Hideaway Comedy Club and is now a very popular show at The Bill Murray in Islington.
Roast Battle London and Roast Battle Edinburgh are independent and are not associated with the Comedy Central programe of the same name