First annual JAX Celebrity Roast chooses DJ Irie as inaugural roastee

FOX Sports Sun Miami Heat host/reporter Jason Jacksoin with DJ Irie.


MIAMI, Fla. — Nothing will be off-limits is the promise made to those attending the first annual JAX Celebrity Roast, by television host and courtside reporter for Miami HEAT telecasts, Jason Jackson, as he announces the debut of his star-studded evening in the oven, taking place on Saturday, October 22nd at EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami. Tickets are now on sale through

One of today’s most beloved celebrities from the sports and entertainment world — DJ Irie — has been selected as the first personality to be sworn-in to the hot seat for a highly anticipated evening rendition of "no holds barred" verbal brutality from the series of Celebrity Roasters who are lining-up to take revenge on their much loved hometown hero. The JAX Celebrity Roast is considered to be the first event of its kind in Florida.

"I’m pleased to announce our debut of the JAX Celebrity Roast in October," says Founder and Executive Producer, Jason Jackson. "Irie is not only a great friend, but one of our most idolized DJ personalities nationwide and South Florida’s icon of the entertainment industry.  His career has reached new heights but we think it’s time for him to take a tumble and meet his demise.  We couldn’t have chosen a more sporting character to kick-off our first annual Celebrity Roast, and we look forward to welcoming our celebrity roasters and audience guests to EPIC Hotel next month. We promise an evening full of comedy and plenty of blows below the belt!"

DJ Irie will be subject to an evening of unadulterated and uncensored torment — that will prove a night not to be missed courtesy of a hand-picked selection of celebrity roasters that are being invited to take to the stage. Event founder and celebrity host for the evening, Jason Jackson, head of the JAX Fam Foundation, along with DJ Irie, will be ensuring the invited roasters have strict instructions to make sure nothing is off-limits as they prepare notes for their individual performances in October. Participating celebrity roasters will be announced at a later date.

Following a celebrity and VIP red carpet arrivals ceremony, ticket holders, invited family and friends of Irie and the Foundation will enjoy a pre-show cocktail reception at EPIC Hotel, before being seated inside the ballroom as part of an intimate audience of 200 guests. Premium level ticket holders will also enjoy an exclusive "Post Game" party in to the early hours within the hotel’s LILT Lounge.

Tickets for the JAX Celebrity Roast on Saturday, October 22nd, starting at 7:00pm, are available for as low as $75 and are now on sale through the event website

Proceeds from the annual JAX Celebrity Roast will be presented to each honoree’s favorite charity or personal foundation. Monies raised during the inaugural 2016 event will benefit Irie Foundation, that seeks to empower at-risk youth to lead productive lives through cultural experiences, educational initiatives, mentorship programs and scholarship opportunities.