Good golly Miss Molly, these guys sure know how to curate one hell of a comedy festival! Congratulations to everyone who put in all the hard work necessary to make the debut of the Rogue Island Comedy Festival the smashing success that it was!

I have been to many comedy festivals that have been around for much longer that were not run with the love, care, quality, and smoothness that Rogue has.
— Corinne Fisher | Guys We F***ed
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Festival Founder Doug Key

Festival Founder Doug Key

rhode island's only comedy festival!


Oh, you're actually reading this. Okay, well first let me start by saying thank you for supporting live stand up comedy. For a town saturated with character and good spirits, Newport deserves to have a festival dedicated to nothing but laughter.

In today's day and age, it's tough to leave the house when your favorite show is at your fingertips on demand, or your funny Facebook friend shares those "hilarious" videos. It's not until you experience a real stand up show that you realize what you're missing out on: original jokes, authentic stories, and a temporary escape from all the seriousness in the world. These are some of the hardest working comics today. A few will inevitably go on to be comedy's next big thing and I'm so thankful they are here. 

Huge thanks to all of our great local sponsors, venues, and the whole RICF team. To the comedy fan, as long as people like you are around, we can do this every year. Turn your damn phones off and enjoy the shows!

Best,  
Doug Key,  Founder

 

IN THE SPIRIT OF THIS BOLD VENTURE OF FREEDOM, DIVERSITY, AND BONDING OF FRIENDSHIPS, THIS OCTOBER, COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND, YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE ROGUE ISLAND COMEDY FESTIVAL!