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Jeffrey Ross talks roasting, rudeness and the art of giving (and taking) insults




As part of our first-ever Rude Issue, which covers all types of deplorable behavior at concerts, plays, restaurants and more, we thought: Who better to consult than the Roastmaster General himself, comic Jeffrey Ross?

Ross, who brings his "Jeff Ross Roasts America Tour" to the Straz Center on Thursday (tickets start at $27.50; click here for details) was kind enough to share his thoughts on our increasingly aggressive insult-driven culture.

"The truth is, there's no more decorum, you know?" said Ross. "With everybody having a Facebook and a Twitter, I feel like regular people consider themselves stars. It's a live, real-time upload of every time we buy a pair of socks, the most telling sign that we're losing our politeness. When you know everything about somebody, you can talk to them any way you please."

Click here for Eric Deggans' full interview with Jeff Ross.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2:15pm]


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