Jeff Ross On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Jeff Ross On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down stand-up comedian, writer, director, and actor — as well as good friend of both Talib and Jasmin:


Here’s what they discussed with the Roastmaster General himself:

  • How Jeff is part of the People’s Party origin story
  • How Jeff’s rule of hugging after every roast battle came to be
  • Where his thick skin came from and why it’s such an important part of how he lives his life
  • His experience performing at Chappelle’s Yellow Springs Summer Camp
  • The story of his uncle “Mean Murray” and how he inspired Jeff
  • Evaluating Donald Trump’s sense of humor and a discussion on whether Jeff would roast him again
  • Talk of his longtime, close friendship with Dave Chappelle
  • Being asked to attend his first Friars Club Roast of Steven Seagal
  • What actress Bea Arthur told Jeff after his roast of her went viral
  • How he handled the feeling of being pigeon holed as the “roast guy”
  • Billionaire Richard Branson pouring his drink on Jeff’s head following a roast
  • Valuable advice from his mentor, legend Buddy Hackett about comedic success
  • DL Hughley changing BET’s ComicView by roasting audience members
  • Jeff’s quote of “hitting the comedy clubs is like hitting the gym”
  • Why he thinks that he’s been able to roast Black people in a way that may come off as racist if someone else tried it
  • Being behind the scenes during Jamie Foxx’s ethering of Doug Williams
  • What Shaq told Jeff about pulling any punches
  • Experiences had while entertaining troops in Iraq and how it changed him

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