2017-01-12 / Front Page

Comedy Headliners Heat Up Winter Fest

The Newport Winter Festival, in association with the Newport Comedy Series, has announced the lineup for its 12th annual comedy show as part of the 2017 festival.

Two comedy headliners will make their festival debuts on Feb. 24 at Gurney’s Resort & Marina, formerly the Hyatt Newport.

One of the funniest comedians in the country, New Yorker Nick Griffin, as seen on the Stephen Colbert Show, Comedy Central and in eight Letterman appearances over the years, teams up with the hottest and funniest female comedian in New England, Christine Hurley, for one show only at 8:30 p.m.

“We have had some terrific shows and talented comedians appear in the Winter Festival shows over the years, but getting Nick Griffin, which wasn’t easy, and combining him with Christine Hurley makes for a phenomenal show, as attendees will find out on Feb. 24,” said show co-producer Joe Rocco of the Newport Comedy Series. “It is likely to be our strongest winter show yet.”

The Winter Festival comedy show is maintaining its tradition of featuring two headliners in one night, something rare in the comedy club and show business.

This is a PG-13 show for adults 15 and older. Tickets are now on sale at newportwinterfestival.com or by calling 401-847-7666.

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