COMEDY CENTRAL Digital to Launch 'Fireside Chat With Jeff Ross,' the First-Ever Live Socially Integrated Online Roast Pre-Show

ComedyCentral.com To Stream Pre-Show LIVE On Tuesday, March 15 From 9:30 - 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

Ross To Interact Directly With Roast Fans LIVE Via Twitter, Facebook And Skype

Ross Twitter @realjeffreyross

Online Special Sponsored By AXE Hair To Feature An Exclusive Sneak Peek Of The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Donald Trump" Premiering On COMEDY CENTRAL On Tuesday, March 15 At 10:30 P.M. ET/PT

Mar 14, 2011, 15:11 ET from COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedian Jeffrey Ross will host "Fireside Chat With Jeff Ross," the first-ever LIVE streaming Roast pre-show on comedycentral.com on Tuesday, March 15 from 9:30 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  The online special, launching with a suite of socially integrated features, will allow Ross to engage and interact with viewers LIVE via Twitter, Facebook and Skype.  "Fireside Chat With Jeff Ross," sponsored by AXE Hair, will also treat fans to an exclusive sneak peek and behind-the-scenes footage of the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Donald Trump," which premieres on COMEDY CENTRAL on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

"Enough with the celebrities.  This is a chance for real fans to roast Donald Trump.  But be forewarned, participating means you are fair game too.  Fear the Roast Master General," said Ross.

"Fireside Chat With Jeff Ross" will give Roast fans a deeper, socially integrated viewing experience.  The half-hour special streaming online before the network premiere of "Tosh.0" and the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Donald Trump," will connect with viewers via Twitter, Facebook and Skype.  Ross, who is a featured Roaster on the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Donald Trump," will give fans the chance to get Roasted by the Roast Master General himself, Ross, during the LIVE Web show.

Viewers can send their Twitter questions to @realjeffreyross to join the LIVE conversation.  He will also take to the streets of New York outside Trump Towers to allow fans a chance to Roast the real estate mogul and the most recognized businessman in the world, Donald Trump.  During the LIVE Roast pre-show, fans will also get an exclusive sneak peek and behind-the-scenes footage of the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Donald Trump."

The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Donald Trump" premieres on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.  Primetime Emmy™-nominated "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane heads the festivities as the evening's Roast Master. Roasters include Whitney Cummings, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Jeselnik, Larry King, Lisa Lampanelli, Marlee Matlin, Jeffrey Ross and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino.

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SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications



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