Comedy Roast Battle. Picture: Supplied

Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) is throwing down the gauntlet to South African stand-ups – challenging them to the ultimate comedic battle in its sizzling new local comedy series, Comedy Central Roast Battle.

Premiering on Comedy Central on Monday January 16th at 21:00 CAT Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle” is a six part TV series in which South Africa’s top comedians will joust against each other in a series of quick-fire comedic combats – their only weapons: original one-liners, abominable insults, jokes, and more. Their quest?

To out-joke, out-do and ultimately defeat their comedy comrades. Roast Battle will be hosted by top SA comedian John Vlismas.

In each Roast Battle, six top comedians go head-to-head, with three pairs of comedians armed with an arsenal of jokes to “burn” their opponents. The Roast Battle host, guest judges and studio audiences then decide who will proceed to the next round.

IOL adapted press release.