Media members make light of year’s news in Gridiron Show Saturday
Published: Friday, September 7, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 16:09
“Rumor Has it,” this year’s Gridiron comedy show, will feature Mayor Julian Castro and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.
This Saturday, the Society of Professional Journalists is bringing their satire variety show back to the Watson Fine Arts Center at St. Philip’s College.
The society is a national organization with professional and student chapters across the United States, including a student chapter at this college. It is dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights and providing educational and social programming.
This year’s live comedy show is written and produced by members of the media. Performers include local reporters, editors, anchors and TV news personalities. The performances poke fun at local and national news of the year.
“It is a two-hour skit and parody show similar to Saturday Night Live. It pokes fun at the rumors you hear in the news,” said the society’s public relations director, Lisa Marie Gomez.
Proceeds from tickets sales fund scholarships for aspiring journalism students.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.ticketbud.com.
Eva Ruth Moravec, president of the San Antonio pro chapter, said, “It will be a fun and lighthearted event.”
For more information, call Gomez at 210-438-2532 or visit the Gridiron on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gridiron-San-Antonio/505197376161445.