National Comedy Center Launches Lenny Bruce Exhibit and Memorial Foundation Partnership with “Comedy and the First Amendment” Panel

National Comedy Center Launches Lenny Bruce Exhibit and Memorial Foundation Partnership with “Comedy and the First Amendment” Panel

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center To celebrate the opening of its LennyBruce exhibit, the National Comedy Center grand opening week will include a discussion on “Comedy and the First Amendment,” and commence a fundraising partnership with the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation. The National Comedy Center, opening August 1st in Jamestown, New York, is the […]

Schumer, Tomlin, Aykroyd, Original SNL Cast Headline National Comedy Center Grand Opening

Schumer, Tomlin, Aykroyd, Original SNL Cast Headline National Comedy Center Grand Opening

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center The National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening with appearances by Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Saturday Night Live original season alumni including Dan Aykroyd and more, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 1-5 in Jamestown, New York. Featuring more than 50 immersive and interactive exhibits […]

National Comedy Center Announces Grand Opening

Visitor Experience to Open During Celebration August 1-5 in Jamestown, NY

National Comedy Center Announces Grand Opening

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center The National Comedy Center, the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy, announces its opening August 1-5, 2018, coinciding with the organization’s annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, in Jamestown, NY. The new 37,000 square foot, $50 million facility tells the story of […]

National Comedy Center Acquires the Archive of Comedian Shelley Berman

National Comedy Center Acquires the Archive of Comedian Shelley Berman

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center The National Comedy Center is proud to announce the acquisition of the archive of ground-breaking comedian Shelley Berman, who passed away in September 2017 at the age of 92. The donation was formally announced during a tribute attended by Larry David, Dr. Demento, Cheryl Hines, Laraine Newman, Howard Storm, […]

Lucy Fest Brings More Laughter to Jamestown

Lucy Fest Brings More Laughter to Jamestown

Article Contributed by Mallery Rockwell What’s Happening? Jamestown is ready to kick off the 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival on August 3 to 6. Each year this remarkable festival welcomes 10 to 13,000 visitors from all over the country, filling the streets and helping out local businesses. The two main headliners, Jim Gaffigan and Kevin […]

Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan at the Chautauqua Institution

Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan at the Chautauqua Institution

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center The National Comedy Center and Chautauqua Institution have announced that stand-up comedian, Jim Gaffigan, and director, producer, and wife Jeannie Gaffigan, will be participating in a special discussion exploring the role of comedy in religion and life on Friday, August 4th during a week titled “Comedy and the Human […]

The National Comedy Center Presents Week of Comedy July 31 – Aug 6

The National Comedy Center Presents Week of Comedy July 31 – Aug 6

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center The National Comedy Center is presenting a week of comedy performances and dialogues during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and partnering with world-renowned Chautauqua Institution on a week titled “Comedy and the Human Condition,” July 31 – August 6. Jim Gaffigan, Kevin James, Robert Klein, Lisa Lampanelli and […]

Community Bank N.A. Presents $5,000 Donation to National Comedy Center

Community Bank N.A. Presents $5,000 Donation to National Comedy Center

Article Contributed by Community Bank N.A. Community Bank N.A. recently presented the National Comedy Center with a $5,000 donation to help fund its 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Aug. 3-6. The festival will take place at a dozen venues, with more than 50 events, including a performance by comedian Jim Gaffigan. The National Comedy Center […]

National Comedy Center Completes Capital Funding Campaign

National Comedy Center Completes Capital Funding Campaign

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center The National Comedy Center, the first national-scale non-profit cultural institution and visitor experience dedicated to comedy, has secured all funding for its capital budget with the closing of a Federal New Markets Tax Credit transaction that provided the Project with approximately $5 million of equity funding. In April 2017, […]

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