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."