The 2012 Newport Summer Comedy Series lineup of comedy performers has become more impressive with the announcement of three new shows starring three well-known comedians all making their Newport debuts. Seth Meyers, Jim Breuer and Bob Marley are all headed to the
Seth Meyers appears on the Newport waterfront July 20. Meyers is best known for his work as anchor of “Weekend Update” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” where he is also head writer. The sole “Weekend Update” anchor, Meyers is in his 11th season at SNL.
Bob Marley brings his family-friendly standup show to the Newport Summer Comedy Series on Aug. 9. He has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and on his own Comedy Central Special, along with many other television programs and movies. Marley holds the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous standup routine, completing 40 hours of stand-up comedy, the first 18 without any repetition of material.
Jim Breuer is scheduled to come to Newport on Aug. 16. He is a former cast member of Saturday Night Live and has more than 20 years of standup comedy experience. Breuer has been named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time.”
Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday, May 11, at noon at:
- Newport Yachting Center Box Office
- All Ticketmaster Locations
“We are very much looking forward to having three nationally known and talented comedians such as Seth Meyers, Jim Breuer and Bob Marley with us this summer. Adding these three to our series makes the 2012 lineup arguably our best ever,” said Joe Rocco, comedy series president.
Also appearing at the 12th annual Newport Summer Comedy Series are , , , Lisa Lampanelli on July 22, Kevin Hart on Aug. 24 and Gabriel Iglesias on Aug. 30.