More than seventy comedians are headed to Newport this week to participate in Rhode Island’s only stand-up comedy festival.

They are all heading for the City-By-The-Sea to participate in the 5th Annual Rogue Island Comedy Festival. Frank Prosnitz from the What’sUpNewp Crew caught up with Doug Key, Founder of the festival, this week to chat about the event.

For the full festival schedule, tickets, and more information, visit .

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