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 […]

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, […]

Kevin James, Robert Klein Join Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Line-Up Presented by National Comedy Center

Kevin James, Robert Klein Join  Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Line-Up Presented by National Comedy Center

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center The National Comedy Center has announced that Kevin James, Robert Klein and more will join Jim Gaffigan in Jamestown, NY during the 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 3-6. Tickets will go on pre-sale to members on May 16, and on sale to the public May 23 at lucycomedyfest.com. […]

David Steinberg, Comedian & ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, ‘Seinfeld’ Director, Joins National Comedy Center Week at Chautauqua Institution

David Steinberg, Comedian & ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, ‘Seinfeld’ Director, Joins National Comedy Center Week at Chautauqua Institution

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center, Inc. The National Comedy Center and Chautauqua Institution have announced that comedian and director David Steinberg will be the featured guest August 1st as part of Chautauqua Institution’s week of programs on “Comedy and the Human Condition,” presented in partnership with the National Comedy Center July 31-August 4. Recently, […]

Comedians Announced for An Evening of Comedy on Feb. 11

Comedians Announced for An Evening of Comedy on Feb. 11

Article Contributed by National Comedy Center Comedians Keith Alberstadt and Myq Kaplan have been announced as the featured performers for an Evening of Comedy at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum’s Tropicana Room on Saturday, February 11th. Both will perform two shows taking place at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. Both Alberstadt and Kaplan have appeared on […]

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