A roast of Tony Marinaro with proceeds being shared with local charity.
It’s time to roast Tony Marinaro (on stage). I’ve been told that Tony is too sensitive for this, that he’ll just end up blocking everybody. I have more faith in him. I think he’s full of laughs. Big, old school belly-laughs. And away we go. Please join us on Thursday September 27 for a very unique night of comedy, sports and live music as more than two dozen well known Montrealers, under the direction of MC Derek Seguin, take their best shots at Tony, in at least two languages. Among the roasters are Tony’s co-hosts on Habs Lunch & The Montreal Forum on TSN 690, Chris Nilan and Sean Campbell, plus Francois Gagnon, Normand Flynn and Patrick Leduc of RDS, Rodger Brulotte (TVA), former TSN 690 star Andie Bennett, current TSN 690 personalities Mitch Gallo, Noel Butler, Dan Robertson, Joey Alfieri, Grant Needham, Jay Farrar (CJAD), Robyn Flynn (CJAD), and Peter Yannopolous plus Mathew Wood (CHOM/TSN 690), Freeway Frank (Virgin 95.9), Jessica Rusnak (CBC), Jean-Charles Lajoie and Jeremy Filosa of 91.9 Sport, Pat Hickey of The Gazette and comedians Walter Lyng and Chris Venditto. But that’s not all. There are sure to be surprise appearances. And Shane Murphy has re-assembled the raucous house band from last April’s Southern Soul & Rock ‘N Roll Revue. You’ll be hearing (or telling) stories about this night for years. And it’s for a good cause, with a portion of the proceeds heading to http://www.curesma.org Don’t wait to buy tickets. Look forward to seeing many of you there.