Jeffrey Ross

Here’s a recent tweet from comedian Jeffrey Ross: “Sad to hear about the passing of Elizabeth Taylor. Best piece of ass I ever had.” As “Roastmaster General” for the New York Friar’s Club, Ross has made a career out of saying hilariously inappropriate things to and about famous people. (To David Hasselhoff: “At least Hitler knew when his career was over!” To Janeane Garofalo: “You’re last movie was so bad I fired my agent!”) Celebrity roasts aside, Ross’ own stand-up is genius in a wholly different way. His punchlines hop between offhand remarks delivered in a dry, no-big-deal tone (“As a black man, I feel I have to vote for Barack Obama”) and plenty of insults to the audience. If you have front row seats, watch out. BRIAN J. BARR

Fri., April 8, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., April 9, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2011

 
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