Comedian John Pinette, scheduled to appear in Newport this Sunday, Sept. 1st, has postponed his show to Dec. 8 at the Hyatt Regency Newport. The show was the finale of Newport Comedy Series.
Britain's Daily Mail is reporting Pinette checked into rehab for addiction to prescription drugs.
Pinette tweeted, "Thanks to everyone for your concern and well wishes. Want to apologize for having missed shows last weekend, but I hope you understand!"
Those holding tickets for the Sept. 1 show should use those tickets for the Dec. 8 performance.
Those who purchased their tickets through TicketMaster and would like a refund should call their Customer Service department at 1.800. 653. 8000. Those opting for a refund who purchased their tickets through the Newport Yachting Center box office at 4 Commercial Wharf in Newport should bring those tickets to the box office starting on August 30th.
Deadline for refunds is October 3rd.
Dec. 8 Performance
Seating for the Dec. 8 show at the Hyatt Regency will be general admission with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. There are no tickets on sale for this show at this time.
Pinette’s appearance will be his third in Newport after performances in the 2003 and 2011 Newport Comedy Series. He has appeared in the Seinfeld finale and starred in two of his own Comedy Central specials.
“John and the Newport Comedy Series apologize for any inconvenience to ticket holders.” says Newport Summer Comedy Series president Joe Rocco. “ We are pleased that we can still bring John back to Newport this year. It will be a delayed comedy series finale, but a terrific way to end what has been a fantastic 2013 series.”