2013 Newport Comedy Series

The tent at the Newport Yachting Center is a great place to see a show in the summertime, and this summer’s line-up for the Newport Summer Comedy Series offers something for every type of funny bone. Motif gives you the low down on what’s right for you.

July 13 – The Tenderloins

Who: The improv guys from truTV’s Impractical Jokers.


Who will love it: Folks who love improv video segments similar to the show.

July 14 – Bill Burr

Who: A comedian’s comedian who came up in the Boston comedy scene.

Who will love it: People who like their laughs with local flavor.  Burr is one of the funniest guys touring today.

July 18 – Brian Regan

Who: A perfect combination of sophisticated writing and physicality, Regan’s comedy covers a wide variety of topics.

Who will love it: People who prefer their jokes family-friendly. Regan is very funny and mostly keeps it clean.

July 26 – Lily Tomlin

Who: The long-time Emmy and Tony award winner is practically an American comedy institution.

Who will love it: People who want to witness a living legend live on stage and prefer to get their laughs Broadway show style.

July 28 – Bill Maher

Who: The brash mind behind HBO’s “Real Time.”

Who will love it: Anyone who wants to get guffaws that are smart, topical and mostly political in nature.

August 1 – Rodney Carrington

Who: Country singer and actor whose eight albums have sold 3 million copies.

Who will love it: Good ole boys and gals who enjoy their jokes a lil’ country and their comedians to sing songs with titles like “Titties and Beer.”

August 2 – Lisa Lampanelli

Who: Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean, Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen.

Who will love it: Folks who enjoy insult jokes and outrageous and sometimes vulgar stories.

August 11 – Jeff Dunham

Who: The master of puppets whose world tours sell out arenas and Vegas alike.

Who will love it: If you like ventriloquism, witty banter and multiple character shows, you’ll love Dunham.

August 18 – Ron White

Who: Ron “Tatar Salad” White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking, hilarious comedian from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon.

Who will love it: A man’s man and a master storyteller, White appeals to almost anyone who likes to laugh.

August 25 – Dr. Drew and Adam Carolla

Who: The co-hosts of the wildly popular “Loveline” radio show.

Who will love it: Fans of the show who want the inside scoop or folks looking for some advice about crazy love life questions.

August 30 – Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

Who: The married stars of “Park and Rec” and “Will and Grace” take the stage together.

Who will love it: Fans of the show who enjoy variety show type comedy, as this offering promises to include singing, dancing and some sketches.

September 1 – John Pinette

Who: Former stand-up comedian of the year and Gemini award winner.

Who will love it: Pinette famously jokes about his weight, and his stories will leave everyone rolling in the aisles.


TJ Curran is a local comedian who will be performing at the Comedy Connection with Robby Printz on June 28 and 29.