New Orleans public television station WLAE will be the beneficiary of a roast of Jefferson Parish President John Young Jr., to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

The Ringside Roast will be hosted by Jeff Crouere, host of the “Ringside” program on WLAE.

Guest roasters will include former Jefferson Parish President Lawrence Chehardy, radio talk show host Spud McConnell and Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph.

Tickets are $100 for the dinner or $175 for the dinner and patron party, which will begin at 6 p.m.

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