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Best Comedy & Stand-up in Providence

Brett Goldstein at Providence Performing Arts Center

Brett Goldstein

Emmy award-winning actor, director, writer, and comedian Brett Goldstein is bringing his stand-up to you on the second leg of the tour 'The Second Best Night of Your Life'! The tour, being a hit and selling out venues in 2023, he's decided to continue into 2024. A true jack of all trades, you'd be a fool to miss his return to the comedy stage.

Nick Swardson at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Nick Swardson

Nick Swardson is an actor, screenwriter, producer and stand-up comedian. The Minneapolis native started out in his career as an entertainer performing on the local stand-up scene before moving to New York, and later Los Angeles, to pursue his comedy career. Don't miss him live this year when he brings the show to you!

Jay Leno at Ballys Event Center

Jay Leno

Love him or hate him, the hugely controversial Leno followed in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson as the host of the Emmy Award-winning and top-rated "The Tonight Show," until his last show in 2014. You would think that he would be eager for some downtime - instead, he continues to hone his sharp, good humored roasting and standup skills at engagements across the country, often exceeding 300 dates per year!

Brad Williams at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Brad Williams

California-born Williams has made a striking mark on the nationwide comedy circuit, as well as having a large fanbase online as a guest on various comedy podcasts and radio shows. First discovered by Carlos Mencia at his live show after noticing him in the audience, the young Williams was invited on stage to contribute to the show, to huge applause. Regularly making references and jokes concerning his dwarfism, Williams displays a brazen attitude towards subjects including disability, relationships, sex, and race, attracting new audiences with every appearance.

Bored Teachers Comedy Tour at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Bored Teachers Comedy Tour

Join the hilarious educators/comedians of internet sensation Bored Teachers as they step out on tour once more, bringing their unique brand of classroom-based comedy to a stage near you! For anyone who has ever had to take on a room of kids, these talented teachers offer A-grade skits, sketches, and routines that'll have you laughing all the way to home time.

Paula Poundstone at Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Paula Poundstone

Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. She returns this year with her smart humor and spontaneous wit for an evening of legendary comic material. Her ability to interact with her audience members has been hailed for years, something most comedians fail to do - but there's no slowing Poundstone down as she continues to rip riotous laughter for all who witness her talent. Make sure you don't miss this iconic comedian when she comes to your town.

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