The 2015 Season


We are pleased to announce the Newport Comedy Series will return for a 15th consecutive season at an exciting new venue, the Newport Hyatt on Goat Island. All shows will take place in the hotel's 930-seat beautiful climate controlled ballroom with comfortable seats and outstanding sound quality. Also, all parking on the property is free.

More shows will be announced soon starring many of the biggest stars in stand up comedy so be sure to stay connected through either our text message or e-mail blast list. if you are not already connected, it is quick and simple to do right on this home page.

We must thank the Newport Hyatt and especially its General Manager, Bob LaCasse and Alex Ruggieri, Director of Catering and Convention Services for their cooperation and enthusiasm as they have welcomed the Newport Comedy Series with open arms. We are thrilled to be working with them and their sensational first-class property. You are going to love attending shows there.

Thank you for helping to make the Newport Comedy Series one of the most popular comedy series in the country and keep on laughing!


Saturday, July 25th: Laughs & Luck of the Irish – Juston McKinney, Ray Harrington and Mike Donovan

Saturday, July 25th: Laughs & Luck of the Irish – Juston McKinney, Ray Harrington and Mike Donovan

Three headliners in one show will kick off the 15th Newport Comedy Series July 25th at the Newport Hyatt. It’s The Laughs & Luck of the Irish starring Juston McKinney, Ray Harrington and Mike Donovan.

Bob Marley on Friday, August 14th

Bob Marley on Friday, August 14th

The hilarious Bob Marley returns to the Newport Comedy Series after a five-year absence. He has appeared on Letterman, Conan, in his own Comedy Central standup special and as Detective Greenly in the movie The Boondock Saints and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.

Kathy Griffin on Friday, August 21st

Kathy Griffin on Friday, August 21st

Kathy Griffin, a two-time Emmy winner, New York Times best-selling author and four-time Grammy nominee returns to the Newport Comedy Series at the Newport Hyatt.

Paula Poundstone on Friday, October 9th

Paula Poundstone on Friday, October 9th

Paula Poundstone makes her Newport debut this fall. Poundstone, heard often on NPR Radio, is an American Comedy Award winner for “Best Female Stand-up Comic.”

Natasha Leggero on Friday, November 13th

Natasha Leggero on Friday, November 13th

Natasha Leggero, is arguably the funniest female comedian in America. She is best known for her frequent roundtable appearances on Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Lately and The Tonight Show.

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