Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle Adds Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen to Judges Panel

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The ultimate roast competition going down at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal this weekend has its complete list of judges now. Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen will be joining the previously announced Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade in determining winners after each night’s roast battles between comedians.

Here is the schedule of judges:

July 28 – Kevin Hart and David Spade
July 29 – Whoopi Goldberg and Anthony Jeselnik
July 30 – Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen
July 31 – Judd Apatow and Sarah Silverman 

Each night will bring eliminations and progress us further to a Roast Battle champion, with the finale championship taking place on July 31 and airing live on Comedy Central. Here are the first-round matchups of roasting competitors:

Jimmy Carr vs. Christi Chiello
Earl Skakel vs. Tom Ballard
Mark Normand vs. Tony Hinchcliffe
Steve Rannazzisi vs. Sam Morril
Ralphie May vs. Ms. Pat
Matthew Broussard vs. Mike Lawrence
Sarah Tiana vs. Chris Cubas
Olivia Grace vs. K. Trevor Wilson

It wouldn’t be a roast without Jeff Ross, so the Roastmaster General will be hosting, while Brian Moses will be officiating the battles. All rounds of the Roast Battle will be aired on Comedy Central at 10 p.m. EST/PST over July 28-31. You can find a convenient bracket on roastbattle.com to keep track of where the competition is, along with highlight clips.

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