Notoriously Ruthless Comedian Anthony Jeselnik to Perform in Cincinnati this Fall

Tickets are on sale now to see the savage roaster (known for skewering Donald Trump and others to their faces) at 20th Century Theater in October

Jul 25, 2018 at 12:44 pm
click to enlarge Anthony Jeselnik
Anthony Jeselnik

Comedian Anthony Jeselnik, who provided one of the most notable sets during the Comedy Central roast of a pre-POTUS Donald Trump, is coming to 20th Century Theater on October 25. Tickets for the show are available now here.

Jeselnik is one of the most “politically incorrect” performers on the comedy circuit, a favorite at the Comedy Central roasts, including the channel’s infamous skewering of Donald Trump in 2011. Perhaps the most searing line delivered in the presence of the future POTUS: "Donald, I'm not sure if you're even aware of this, but the only difference between you and Michael Douglas from the movie Wall Street is that no one's going to be sad when you get cancer." One of many presidential firsts, to be sure. Jeselnik later said the comedians were told that the only thing off limits during the Trump roast was his wealth — specifically, saying Trump had less money than the soon-to-be-presidential candidate himself claimed to have.

Jeselnik is one of the judges on the forthcoming third season of Comedy Central's Roast Battle, which debuts July 31 at 10 p.m. A sneak peak of the show will be aired at midnight this Sunday, following Comedy Central's roast of Bruce Willis.

More recently, Jeselnik has found himself a target of a campaign to ruin the careers of celebrity Trump critics, allegedly spearheaded by right-wing troll “Weird Mike” Cernovich. After getting Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn fired by Disney, the troll army reportedly went after comedians like Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman and Jeselnik, all of whom have never shied from boundary-ignoring jokes. Jeselnik responded to a shared collection of Tweets intended to prove he was a pedophile by tweeting, “Scrolling through my timeline for offensive tweets is like looking for a needle in a needle store on customer appreciation day.” (Jeselnik's attention-grabbing Twitter account provides a good introduction to his brand of comedy. for the uninitiated.)

Jeselnik’s “Funny Games” tour comes to Cincinnati after dates in the U.K., Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and Canada.