“The Roast of David Ortiz”
House of Blues Boston

David Ortiz has given Boston many things: 483 homeruns with the Red Sox; a big part in winning three World Series championships; bragging rights that our DH is the all-time leader in MLB history for homeruns, RBIs and hits… and the list goes on. But on the eve that his jersey will be gloriously retired at Fenway Park, some of his friends want remind him of his most “memorable” performances – off the field.

Benefitting Big Papi’s nonprofit The David Ortiz Children’s Fund, “The Roast of David Ortiz” will bring some of the biggest names in comedy and sports to the House of Blues in Boston on Thursday, June 22, to roast everyone’s favorite designated hitter. Emceed by comic Josh Wolf and with appearances by former teammate Dustin Pedroia who will dish the locker room dirt, Papi’s “Sippin’” co-singer Rob Gronkowski, hometown funnymen Bill Burr and Lenny Clarke, comedian Sarah Tiana, actor Anthony Mackie and more special guests, the night will put Ortiz on the pedestal of hilarity as the talents take supporters into the mind of one of baseball’s most celebrated figures.

After the loving public shaming, roast revelers will have the chance to bid on priceless memorabilia and experiences in a live auction that will benefit Ortiz’s Fund’s mission of providing lifesaving heart surgeries for children in the Dominican Republic and New England through its partnerships with the World Pediatric Project and MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Post-roast, guests will have a chance to party with Ortiz and friends on the final night of his retirement tour.


  • Standing room: $34 per person (second & third floors; includes light snacks)
  • Designated seat: $50 per person (third floor; includes light snacks)
  • VIP tickets: $300 per person (first floor, standing; includes open bar and snacks)

HOW: Ticket sales will go live on Wednesday, May 3, at 12:00pm EST: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/01005299F8B89F81. Space is extremely limited and advance tickets are required.

GET SOCIAL:  Join the social media conversation by using the hashtag #RoastPapi.

 MORE INFO:  Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. For more information, please visit www.davidortizchildrensfund.org.




The David Ortiz Children’s Fund provides critical pediatric healthcare to children in New England and the Dominican Republic. The David Ortiz Children’s Fund has currently netted approximately $3 million, provided over 600 children with life-saving heart surgery in the Dominican Republic, and has helped countless others throughout New England region.  In 2011, David Ortiz was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award by Major League Baseball for his work with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. For more information, please visit: www.davidortizchildrensfund.org.



With more than 300 physicians, 50 medical specialties and 15 surgical services, plus complete access to the resources of the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children is dedicated to providing high quality, personalized, developmentally appropriate care for infants, children and adolescents. For more information, please visit: www.massgeneral.org/children.



World Pediatric Project is a non-profit organization linking pediatric critical care services to children in developing countries. As most developing countries lack access to pediatric critical care resources, WPP also focuses on building indigenous health care capabilities for improved future health care. Skilled professionals in these countries are able to learn these specialized pediatric procedures firsthand from the WPP’s surgical and diagnostic teams. WPP’s goal is to raise the level of care in their partner countries through an international network of medical partners to improve the lives’ of children worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.worldpediatricproject.org.