Roast Battle UK puts two comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs. Each comic gets to do 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.
The first roast battle started originally in the Belly Room at The Comedy Store LA in 2013. Since then, the ”Roast Battle” format has been taking the world by storm, with independent leagues starting in places like Edinburgh, Liverpool, Tokyo, Berlin or Dublin. Roast Battle UK started in Feb 2017 at the Hideaway Comedy Club and is now a very popular show at The Bill Murray in Islington.