Former LV Mayor Oscar Goodman To Be Roasted July 23 at Stratosphere
Oscar Goodman, former Las Vegas Mayor, will be roasted on Tuesday July 23rdfor the benefit of the Miracle League of Las Vegas. The no-holes-barred event at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower will begin with a red carpet and pre-show party at 9:30 p.m. The roast is scheduled to begin at 10:45 p.m. The festivities will continue with an after party at the Level 107 Lounge.
The Red Carpet is expected to draw a vast array of celebrities including roasters, as well as those from the entertainment and show business industry. Who knows who else might be stopping by to watch Oscar get roasted.
This is the second in a projected series of Las Vegas Roasts being produced by Andy Walmsley Entertainment aka AWE. The first event, the roast of Chris Phillips aka Zowie Bowie was filled with laughter, zings, and good natured arrow-sharp barbs. There's no telling what will be said at Oscar's roast.
Walmsley set about creating the roasts, “to bring the show business community of Las Vegas together in a social setting to experience the camaraderie rarely enjoyed since the golden era of the Rat Pack.”
Roasters will be celebrating, teasing, and poking fun at both the former Mayor of Las Vegas and their fellow roasters. There will be musical roasts backed by a live ten piece band, surprise guests, and an on-stage bar fueling the fun, all with tongue in cheek affection for fellow Showbiz pals.
The pre-show party, referred to as “The Show before the Show” or the pre-roast in the Theater Lobby area will feature strolling look-a-like performers such as Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Elvis and Liberace who will be back from the beyond to tickle the ivories. There will be showgirls, puppets, artist Jimmy Mulligan painting a large scale portrait of Oscar Goodman, a Vegas entertainers themed photo booth, a DJ and even a Vegas showbiz themed robot.
The good news is that with all these show biz folks and entertainers, there's still some room for the public to come out, see the former Mayor who during his days in office described himself as “The Happiest Mayor in the Universe” and enjoy the kind of off the cuff entertainment that they won't see anywhere else. And yes, this is the same Oscar Goodman who once represented well known figures in what the world reputed was “The Mob.” Lest there be any doubt, check out “Being Oscar From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas, Only in America” written by the former Mayor (Weinstein Books).
The Miracle League of Las Vegas was designated by Oscar Goodman to benefit from the laughter fest at Oscar's expense. http://miracleleaguelasvegas.com/ President Tim McGarry started this local branch of the nationally known organization that enables children with cognitive and or physical challenges to play baseball on a unique cushioned field at it’s facility The Miracle League Engelstad Family Park in Las Vegas.
Admission to the event is $30 and $40 VIP plus tax. Catch the action at the Stratosphere Theater, on the second floor of Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Use the escalators near Roxy’s Diner and Ticketing.
Roasters confirmed thus far include Mac King (The Mac King show, Harrahs), Chef Carla Pellegrino (Bravo Top Chef ), Clint Holmes ( The Smith Center ), The Amazing Johnathan, Zowie Bowie ( Red Rock Casino ), Heidi Harris ( 790 Talk Now ), Lola The Showgirl ( aka Penny Wiggins ), Chet Buchanan ( 98.5 KLUC ), The Phat Pack ( The Plaza Casino ), Norm Clarke ( Las Vegas Review Journal ) Rich Little, and Pia Zadora.
Magician Murray Sawchuck (Tropicana) will be the roast master. The roast also features The Lon Bronson Band.