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Ahh, nice throwback Troy Conrad pic. Bearded Earl, ready to hate. Look for the beard to return. It’s Battlefest 2k15, right in time for the holidays! That’s right! Six battles! Remember The Dirty Dozen? One of the hottest nights we’ve ever had. Expect the same vibe and same result from tonight. November chill got ya down? The fire generated tonight should be more than enough to keep us warm well through New Year’s. We’ll know the first of our second round battles after tonight, with Doug Fager (1-0, RBR) watching intently to figure out who to start writing for. We’ve got a lot to cover. That’s most of what I got for now. Listen to the pod. Support the spons. Roast on.

Precaps? It works…

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Holy Caucasia, Batman! Earl Skakel ( 2-1, 24) must have picked the judges this week. After Brent Morin almost ruined it for cool, straight, white guys last week, we decided to get more in to help with image recovery! These are four great comedians and have been fantastic judges in the past. Theo Von has a new special coming out next year and is one of this writer’s favorites to watch. Moshe Kasher has a new special called “Live in Oakland” and you should support anything Bay Area related. Michael Kosta had a show on E! called “The Comments Section” and after a light Google search, it appears it’s not yet canceled. Nice! And that brings us to Mo Mandel, who hosts Barmageddon and was just here I feel like. Support all their stuff!

The first undercard places Roast Battle virgin Bryan Lee Perkins (0-0, UR) against Evan Cassidy (1-1, 99)!

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Bring on the noobz! I know and like Bryan but it’s rare that a rookie overtakes a vet. I’ve been on a few shows with Bryan and he’s a funny guy but I think Evan’s experience gets him the W.

In the second undercard, Ernie Stone (0-0, UR) takes on Lou Varham (0-0, UR!

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Double noobz! Nice! Undercards can be a tough pick. I’ve seen these guys a bunch around shows and while they’re funny enough, will it translate to the Roast Battle stage? I think for Ern Dog it does and Lou is left in the proverbial dust.

In the final non-tourney undercard, Jake Luce (0-1, 136) squares off against Seth Woodward (1-1, 102)!

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Both of these battlers are back after decent showings in their previous battles. It’s tough to do even one of these and these two come back ready to roast, even after having battled in recent memory. On the surface, Seth has probably been made fun of more in his life and that should finally be an advantage tonight. Seth for the win.

In the first tourney undercard of the night, Pete C (0-0, RBR) returns to the ring to take on Kim Congdon (0-0, RBR)!

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Woo! No scheduling mishaps this week! This is a bit of a rematch. They were supposed to a Main Event a while back but Pete had a…bit of a set back. The Committee figured if you have enough jokes for a Main Event, an tournament undercard should be cake and thus, we have the matchup. Thank you Committee, you are wise and just. The Twitter poll reveals Kim to be the favorite but remember she just battled. And though she may have crushed Jay Light, it could still be too soon. Also, last time she battled someone was killed so make sure you’re on your toes tonight. Pete may not have battled in a while but he’s been here the whole time. Perhaps studying the game and biding his time to pull a real Holly Holm here? #topical. I don’t see it but I’ve been wrong before and generally am. The pick is Kim.

In the other tourney undercard, Omid Singh (0-0, RBR) matches up with Alex Hooper (0-0, RBR)!

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And here we are with another instant classic! Omid is shown here shopping for a new vehicle and Alex is showing off either stubble from not shaving or someone hit him with chicken feed while his face was damp. Seriously though, these two are some of my favorite comedians, roasters and friends. And yes, I have ranks for all three. This should be a tightly contested bloodbath. Both have been a part of some the best moments in the show’s history and are only separated by two spots in the ranks. Hate that one is out of the tourney after this but I think that one will be Alex. “Omid” translates to “win” tonight.

And in the Main Event, Connor McSpadden (2-2, 29) puts on the gloves against Robin Tran (1-0, 71)!

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Well, well, well. Connor McSpadden is finally back and chose to take on someone with a little more masculinity than him. Connor is no joke on the Roast Battle stage. He’s a partial Roastie winner along with Keith Carey (1-0, RBR) for Battle of the Year and one of his losses is to mighty Jay Light, a top four battler. Kudos to Robin for going straight directly from an undercard to a Main Event! There’s a big difference in their ranks but this should be close battle. Robin was hilarious and dominant in a battle I was not present for but was able to stream on Periscope. Jay has stepped up his camera operating game so if you can’t make it live, be sure to catch on Periscope. This battle should be the roasted cherry on top of an all-time battle night, in which there will be no losers. Except the people who lose. Like Robin, who will lose. I think Connor will be too much. But other than those losers, everyone wins! Woo!

I am 62-41 in picks and my tourney bracket is already busted. Yea, I’m the only one keeping track. Wanna fight about it? Thanks as usual for reading and coming to the show. Listen to the podcast! Keep with the ranks! Headliner ranks too! Follow pod sponsor Living Extracts on Twitter and IG. Shout to the great Troy Conrad for the beautiful photos. Follow us on the only IG backed by the Report, tweet us @roastbattle or email roastbattle@gmail.com for questions/concerns/other stuff.

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