Jeff Ross

Jeff Ross (born Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz; September 13, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian, insult comic, actor, director and author. Ross was born and raised in Springfield, New Jersey. He attended Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield. He is Jewish, as mentioned in his 2008 Comedy Central stand-up special, Jeffrey Ross: No Offense. He is a graduate of Boston University's College of Communication. In a 2008 interview for the student-run BUTV10 program Full Circle, Ross mentioned that during his college years he was the director at BU's WTBU and worked at the local NPR affiliate. His mother died from leukemia when he was 14 years old. His father died 5 years later when Ross was 19 years old. In 1996, he was in the movie Celtic Pride. Ross is the current New York Friars' Club Roastmaster General, and was a roaster for the last nine Comedy Central Roasts: Pamela Anderson in 2005, William Shatner in 2006, Flavor Flav in 2007, Bob Saget in 2008, Larry the Cable Guy in 2009, Joan Rivers in 2009, David Hasselhoff in 2010, and Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen in 2011.

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