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‘Roastmaster General’ Jeffrey Ross comes to Tempe Improv

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Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2009 3:10 pm | Updated: 1:06 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Expect plenty of verbal jabs — but not much fancy footwork — when Jeffrey Ross brings his adult-oriented standup comedy to the Tempe Improv this weekend.

The first of his six performances is 8 p.m. Thursday.

The 43-year-old insult comic, known as the "Roastmaster General," is a frequent guest on TV's late-night talk shows but is best known for his appearances on Comedy Central's roasts of celebrities ranging from Pamela Anderson to William Shatner.

Last fall, Ross competed on the seventh season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," suffering an eye injury when he was accidentally poked in the eye by partner Edyta Sliwinska. The pair ended up the first team eliminated.

The New Jersey native released "Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie," a documentary about entertaining troops in Iraq in 2005.

His first stand-up DVD, "No Offense - Live from New Jersey," came out in October.

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