Newport Comedy Series Bill Burr

Just before comedian Bill Burr performed at the Newport Comedy Series in 2012, he took to the streets of Newport!

In this YouTube video, Burr gives viewers and fans a walking tour of the “illuminati resort town known as Newport, Rhode Island”.

Note: While this video is funny, it is not safe for work.


While Burr is not on the 2015 Newport Comedy Series schedule, there are many other comedians coming to the Hyatt Regency Newport as a part of the series.

Juston McKinney, Ray Harrington, and Mike Donovan perform on July 25; Bob Marley performs on August 14; Kathy Griffin performs twice on August 21; Paula Poundstone performs on October 9; Lenny Clarke with Tony V. will occur on October 16; and Natasha Leggero will perform on November 13.

Tickets are available for all shows at

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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