The mounting excitement for the Newport Summer Comedy Series got kicked up another notch as two standup legends were recently added to an already stellar lineup.
Making their Newport debuts will be renowned comedienne Joan Rivers on Saturday, July 7 and five-time Emmy award winner Dennis Miller the following weekend on Saturday, July 14 at the Newport Yachting Center on Commercial Wharf.
“We’re thrilled to have these two comedy legends come to Newport for the first time – what a way to get our 12th annual series underway,” said comedy series president, Joe Rocco.
Kicking off the season of laughter is Rivers, described as a “force of nature” and considered one of the hardest working celebrities in the world. With an illustrious career spanning more than four decades as an internationally known comedienne, Rivers touts more titles than simply just a stand-up: Tony nominated actress, best-selling author, Emmy award-winning television talk show host, playwright, screenwriter, and motion picture director to name a few. She currently stars in the hit E! television program, Fashion Police.
Miller rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 1985. He went on to host a string of his own talk shows on HBO and CNBC. He currently hosts a daily three-hour self-titled talk radio program, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. Miller is also a regular contributor on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor.
Tickets for both shows go on sale at noon on Friday, April 27 and can be purchased online at www.NewportComedy.com, the Newport Yachting Center Box Office: 4 Commercial Wharf, 800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster locations.
Rivers and Miller join the likes of Bill Burr on July 15, Lisa Lampanelli on July 22, and Gabriel Iglesias on August 30. Tickets for these shows are already on sale. Additional shows will be announced in the near future.