1. Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz , known professionally as Jeff Ross, is an American stand-up comedian, insult comic, actor, director and author.
2. He has made appearances at events for U.S. soldiers and directed a documentary film covering his experiences touring U.S. bases in Iraq.
3. Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz was born and raised to a Jewish family in Springfield, New Jersey, where attended Jonathan Dayton High School.
4. His father died five years later when Ross was 19 years old.
5. During, in New York City at the Monday night open mic night of the now closed Greenwich Village location of the Boston Comedy Club, which was coordinated by Tracey Metzger.
6. He has also written for, performed in and/or produced several other celebrity roasts, including those for Hugh Hefner, Rob Reiner, Jerry Stiller, Drew Carey, Emmitt Smith, Carson Daly, Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, Gene Simmons, and David Hasselhoff.
7. Ross is the author of a book released September 15, 2009, titled I Only Roast the Ones I Love: Busting Balls Without Burning Bridges.
8. It recounts his rise to stardom and, includes tips on writing roast jokes and has ideas on how to put on a roast.
9. In 2015, Ross starred in the Comedy Central TV special, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live from Brazos County Jail, where he performed stand-up comedy for male and female convicts in Brazos County, Texas.
10. In film, he has appeared in Stuck on You and The Aristocrats.
11. He appeared in the third tournament of Celebrity Poker, but lost in his first match.