A Night to Remember: Matt Roper Hosts Star-Studded Roast for Hovey Burgess’ 83rd Birthday” ~ Sept 7th, 2023

In a single evening filled to the brim with enchanting moments, Matt Roper took the helm as the host of an unforgettable event – the star-studded Roast celebrating the 83rd birthday of none other than the legendary Hovey Burgess. The occasion brought together a charismatic mix of Slipper Room regulars, cherished friends, and steadfast supporters, transforming the night into a tapestry of delight and mirth.

Alanna Nickles

Under Matt Roper‘s masterful guidance, the room brimmed with an aura of anticipation, each moment dripping with the promise of entertainment. As laughter echoed and camaraderie flourished, the gathering embarked on a journey through time, paying homage to the incredible life and career of Hovey Burgess.

Throughout the evening, the spotlight was shared not only by the guest of honor but also by the eclectic assembly of talents and luminaries in attendance. (Lil’ Miss Lixx, Keith Nelson, Alanna Nickles, Rachel Plotkin, Zero Boy, Veronica Viper, Tansy, Muffy Styler, Lucy Lucious, Chris Harder, Julie Atlas Muz, Sir Richard Castle,) The Roast of Mr. Hovey Burgess was more than just a celebration; it was a testament to the power of friendship and the enduring allure of the performing arts community.

As anecdotes and jests flew freely, the room was infused with a sense of nostalgia and reverence for a man whose contributions to the world of entertainment are nothing short of legendary. It was evident that Hovey Burgess had not only earned the admiration of his peers but also the affection of those who had gathered to celebrate his 83 years of remarkable existence.

Amidst the laughter and applause, the evening’s magic truly lay in the palpable connection between performers, friends, and supporters. It was a night that transcended time and space, allowing all present to revel in the joy of shared memories and the promise of many more to come.

In the end, Matt Roper’s hosting prowess and the warm, electric atmosphere were the perfect ingredients for a night that will be cherished in the annals of vaudeville history. The Roast of Mr. Hovey Burgess was not just a few moments in an evening but rather an entire evening brimming with delightful, wonderful moments that will be etched in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to be in attendance.

The Hovey Burgess 83rd Birthday Roast was held at the wonderful Slipper Room!

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Jim R. Moore


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