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Seven Questions: Jeffrey Ross, Comedian/Author of I Only Roast the Ones I Love

Comedian/Author Jeffrey Ross to appear at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
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LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions with..." If you have a suggestion for a future Seven Questions subject send us an email.Today's subject is Jeffrey Ross.

Comedian Jeffrey Ross is best known for stealing the show at several celebrity roasts including the last six Comedy Central Roasts. The native of New Jersey who currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles has roasted celebrities like Hugh Heffner, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget, Flavor Flav, Emmitt Smith, William Shatner and Pamela Anderson.

Also known as "Roastmaster General," Ross has appeared on the big screen in Stuck on You, The Aristocrats and his documentary about his time entertaining U.S. troops in Iraq, Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie. In 2009, the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, authored the book I Only Roast the Ones I Love which is available everywhere now.

Jeffrey Ross will be appearing this Saturday on the Los Angeles Times Stage at 2:30 PM at the 15th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in support of his book. Other authors appearing at this year's festival include: Wil Wheaton, Buzz Aldrin, Sarah Silverman, Amber Tamblyn, Dave Eggers and Carl Reiner.

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LAist exchanged emails with the Roastmaster General covering his appearance at the Festival of Books, his black belt in karate, his take on MTV's "Jersey Shore" and much more.