All-New Original Series ROAST BATTLE CANADA Fires Up CTV Comedy Channel, October 11
As revealed during CTV’s Emmy® Awards broadcast, Monday nights are about to get vicious when CTV Comedy Channel’s all-new trash-talking original series, ROAST BATTLE CANADA, debuts Oct. 11. The eight-episode, half-hour series features some of Canada’s most cutthroat comics going burn-for-burn in a weekly war of words, Mondays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
All-new episodes will also be available to stream on CTV.ca and on the CTV app. For viewers looking for even more heat, production is set to begin on the previously announced second season later this year.
Each episode of ROAST BATTLE CANADA features two scorching standoffs between a pair of razor-sharp comics looking to be crowned battle victor by the distinguished panel of judges. Ready to prove they can deliver the superior jabs, the rules are simple – come prepared with original material, and contact should be of the verbal variety only.
As previously announced, overseeing the battle of the barbs is host Ennis Esmer, along with judges Russell Peters, Sabrina Jalees, and Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle Season 1 semi-finalist, K. Trevor Wilson. The judging panel will determine Canada’s best roasters each week and decide which burn shall be declared “Joke of the Night.”
Canada, here are your ROAST BATTLE CANADA matchups:
Episode 1 – Monday, Oct. 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Battle 1 – Daniel Woodrow vs. Keith Pedro
Battle 2 – Brittany Lyseng vs. Mike Rita
Episode 2 – Monday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Battle 1 – Jarrett Campbell vs. Sophie Buddle
Battle 2 – Hannan Younis vs. Stacey McGunnigle
Episode 3 – Monday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Battle 1 – Olivia Stadler vs. Paul Thompson
Battle 2 – Cassie Cao vs. Hunter Collins
Episode 4 – Monday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Battle 1 – Jean Paul vs. Salma Hindy
Battle 2 – Brittany Lyseng vs. Sterling Scott
Episode 5 – Monday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Battle 1 – Daniel Woodrow vs. Sophie Buddle
Battle 2 – Jarrett Campbell vs. Mike Rita
Episode 6 – Monday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Battle 1 – Alan Shane Lewis vs. Sterling Scott
Battle 2 – Amish Patel vs. Olivia Stadler
Episode 7 – Monday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Battle 1 – Hannan Younis vs. Keith Pedro
Battle 2 – Jeff Paul vs. Hunter Collins
Episode 8 – Monday, Nov. 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Battle 1 – Alan Shane Lewis vs. Stacey McGunnigle
Battle 2 – Faisal Butt vs. Paul Thompson
ROAST BATTLE CANADA is produced by CTV Comedy, in association with Just For Laughs Television and Counterfeit Pictures. Bruce Hills is Executive Producer and also President, Just For Laughs. Anton Leo serves as Executive Producer, along with Dan Bennett and Shane Corkery of Counterfeit Pictures. Comedian Russell Peters also executive produces. The series was directed by Shelagh O’Brien. For Bell Media, Chris Kelley is Production Executive; Sarah Fowlie is Head of Production, Original Programming; Carlyn Klebuc is General Manager, Original Programming; Sarah Weaver is Director of Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media. Karine Moses is Senior Vice-President, Content Development & News, Bell Media.
Modeled on the format from ViacomCBS International Studios Distribution, and based on ROAST BATTLE, the U.S. television series created by comedians Jeff Ross and Brian Moses, the series builds on the success of Bell Media’s French-language version, ROAST BATTLE: LE GRAND DUEL, which is consistently a top-ranking series for Z.