Roast Battle UK is a show that makes smack talk an art form.
Roast Battle UK puts two comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs. Each comic gets 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.
Starting originally in the belly room at The Comedy Store in LA. Since then, the ”Roast Battle” format has been taking the world by storm, with independent leagues starting in places like Tokyo of Dublin. Roast Battle London started in Feb 2017 at the Hideaway Comedy Club and is now a very popular show at Angel Comedy in Islington.
Roast Battle London and Roast Battle Edinburgh are independent and are not associated with the Comedy Central programe of the same name