Ad & Press Club's Gridiron Show still making folks laugh - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Ad & Press Club's Gridiron Show still making folks laugh

Local and state news makers gave Southwest Louisiana something to laugh about Saturday night and it was all for a good cause.

As they've been doing for 42 years, the Ad & Press Club of Southwest Louisiana poked fun at some of this year's big news stories and the people who made them.

From Common Core to the Golden Nugget Casino - nothing was off limits when it comes to the annual Gridiron show.

Members said it's a lot of fun to get into character and get instant reaction from the audience. 

"Just being somebody that you're not on stage. I enjoy the satire of public figures and local celebrities and news makers," said Shireen Shyamala, Ad & Press Club of SWLA.

"You can kind of let yourself go being somebody else. And if that somebody else happens to be in the audience -- oh, well (laughs)," Cornell Thomas, Ad & Press Club of SWLA.

All proceeds go to scholarships for students at McNeese and SOWELA. We'll have more on this year's Gridiron production on Sunday's edition of 7 News Nightcast.

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