(10.2) And why did Janeane Garofalo go to Providence College? “It was the only school that accepted me.” But she stuck with it, graduating in 1986 with degrees in History and American Studies. (There is no reason to believe that Ms. Garofalo will be in attendance this Saturday.) And according to Wiki:
While studying history at Providence College, Garofalo entered a comedy talent search sponsored by the Showtime cable network, winning the title of “Funniest Person in Rhode Island.”
This Saturday features a full lighting of WaterFire: “Then. Now. Next: 50 Years of Women at Providence College.”
The lighting will begin around 7:00 p.m. and the fires will remain lit until 11:00 p.m. This weekend marks a number of events at PC that the college is excited to share with the City of Providence including, paying tribute to 50 Years of Women at Providence College, welcoming College President Fr. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., and celebrating the Class of 2020. The evening will kick off with a special performance by the Providence College A Cappella Group with a Ring of Fire torch ceremony of 100 torchbearers to follow.
Onshore activities begin at 5pm.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. PC Athletics will be activating Steeple Street with merch giveaways, yard games, and a cash bar provided by Trinity Brew House which will be open to the public.
Janeane Garofalo’s big break came with The Ben Stiller Show which led to The Larry Sanders Show, two of my personal favorites. She also appeared on Mr. Show, Seinfeld, and SNL. Movies are too numerous to list, but include the seminal Reality Bites and beloved Wet Hot American Summer. Oh, and she was pilloried when she suggested that Saddam seemed unlikely to have nuclear capabilities and that the Iraq War would be disaster.
WaterFire lighting, 7pm to 11pm Saturday, October 2, downtown