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Jeff Ross brings the pain (and pizza)

Jeff Ross brings the pain (and pizza)

Comedian Jeff Ross isn't sure, but thinks it may have been Jimmy Kimmel who gave him the nickname "Roastmaster General." What he does know is how much fun he has roasting people on Comedy Central specials and in his standup act.

"It's like going into battle," Ross says. "I love preparing for it. Plus, I get to buy a new suit."

Ross, who will perform Feb. 14-16 at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, has roasted big-name stars such as Charlie Sheen (during his "warlock" and "winning" days), Betty White (she was a good sport, Ross says) and James Franco (Ross wore long dreads to poke fun at Franco's thuggish character in "Spring...