LAS VEGAS, NV –July 18, 2013 - Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE) presents the Showbiz Roast of former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, bringing the show business community of Las Vegas together to experience camaraderie rarely enjoyed since the golden era of the Rat Pack.
50% of net proceeds from the roast will be donated to benefit The Miracle League of Las Vegas, a non-profit organization that offers children with cognitive and/or physical challenges the opportunity to play baseball.
Oscar Goodman served three terms as Mayor of Las Vegas from 1999 to 2011 and has been referred to by many the city’s “most popular mayor”. His wife, Carolyn Goodman, currently serves as mayor of Las Vegas. Before being elected into office, Goodman was a defense attorney representing defendants accused of being organized crime figures. Goodman currently serves as Host Committee Chair for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
***All media is invited to cover the Red Carpet and pre-show. Still photography only will be allowed during the Roast. Media check in with Sasha Rincon, Marketing Manager. Space will be defined for photographers in Theater during the roast.***
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23
TIME: Red Carpet and pre-show party from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Roast begins at approximately 10:45 p.m., after party immediately follows the show at Stratosphere’s Level 107 Lounge.
WHERE: Stratosphere Theater (on the second floor of Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower)
WHO: Lead by “Roastmaster” Murray Sawchuck, also featuring the Lon Bronson ten-piece band, local celebrities and celebrity groups including Steve Rossi, Mac King, Chef Carla Pellegrino, Clint Holmes, The Amazing Jonathan, Zowie Bowie, Heidi Harris (790 Talk Now), Lola The Showgirl (aka Penny Wiggins), Chet Buchanan (98.5 KLUC), The Phat Pack, Norm Clarke, Michael “Wheels” Parise and Pia Zadora will take to the stage to celebrate, tease and lovingly poke fun at Oscar Goodman and their fellow Roasters. There will be musical roasts backed by a live 10 piece band, surprise guests and an on-stage bar will fuel the ferocity providing hysterical fun, all with a tongue in cheek affection for the former mayor. Celebrities in attendance are encouraged to walk the red carpet and enjoy the roast.
About Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE): Emmy award winning Andy Walmsley has worked on some of the biggest shows on television including, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Biggest Loser. In Las Vegas, Walmsley has worked with Strip acts such as Terry Fator, Human Nature, Divas, Nathan Burton, Jeff Civillico, Americas Got Talent Live and many more. He is currently a production consultant on the new Scintas show at the D.
About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, XScream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere, the original production show PIN UP™ and David Perrico – Pop Evolution. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).
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