Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz (born September 13, 1965), best known as Jeffrey Ross, is an American stand-up comedian, insult comic, actor, director and author.
Ross was born in New Jersey. He is Jewish, as mentioned in his 2008 Comedy Central stand-up special, Jeffrey Ross: No Offense. He is a graduate of Boston University's College of Communication. In a 2008 interview for the student-run BUTV10 program Full Circle, Ross mentioned that during his college years he was the director at BU's WTBU and worked at the local NPR affiliate. His mother died from leukemia when he was 14 years old. His father died 5 years later when Ross was 19 years old. In 1996, he was in the movie Celtic Pride. He is often found at Joe's Pizza on Carmine Street in New York City.
Ross is also the current New York Friars' Club "Roastmaster General", and was a roaster for the last eight Comedy Central Roasts: Pamela Anderson in 2005, William Shatner in 2006, Flavor Flav in 2007, Bob Saget in 2008, Larry the Cable Guy in 2009, Joan Rivers in 2009, David Hasselhoff in 2010, and Donald Trump in 2011. 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. In addition to his roasts, his stand up has been featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties.