Providence Newspaper Guild Follies

This is it, nitty-gritty time. If you want to see Rhode Island’s funniest comedy show of the year, you need to call for tickets or go online this week. For the uninitiated, The Providence Newspaper Guild has been skewering local politicians and newsmakers for 39 years now; and the best part is they’re in the audience. Anyone that’s made the news in the previous year is fair game, and they know it.

Imagine, just the General Assembly members indicted this year could result in a stand-alone show. There’s also North Providence. Do I need to finish that sentence? There were instances of blowhard radio hosts and the Bishop teaming up on issues; and who can forget the pension issue?

Many people never thought we could top last year’s show. I mean, really, how often do you have a gubernatorial candidate tell a sitting president to “Shove it?”  And of course, what would the Follies be without a visit from Joey Wattsamatta? Check out the link if you don’t know what I mean.

So, to get tickets, call before Wednesday this week,  421-9467, or go to  We hope to see you at the Venus DeMilo for a great meal and a hilarious show.

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Field Director at the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, former editorial staff member at the Providence Journal. Master's candidate in Labor Relations at the University of Rhode Island.

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