Congressman Tom Reed Hand Delivers National Comedy Center Designation


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The Office of Congressman Tom Reed

Rep. Tom Reed presented National Comedy Center officials with the National Comedy Center Designation bill signed by President Trump that passed Congress recently.

During his visit, Tom toured the center, located in the heart of Downtown Jamestown, and took in the sights – ranging from slapstick comedy routines to detailed, handwritten notes from comedic greats like George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield and more. The center is a treasure trove of comedic genius, including interactive displays, memorabilia from various comedians and shows and a holographic comedy club.

“Comedy is truly an art form, though many don’t think of it that way,” said Tom. “Our visit to the National Comedy Center only solidified the fact that this is the premier center for comedy in the nation. Thanks to all involved in the development and operation of this amazing facility. This is only the beginning.”

“We were honored last month when Congress formally designated the National Comedy Center as the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy, and we are grateful to Congressman Reed for introducing this legislation into the House of Representatives and helping to ensure its passage,” said Gary Hahn, National Comedy Center Director of Marketing and Communication.

“It was a pleasure to welcome Congressman Reed and give him a personal tour of our state-of-the-art museum, which is committed to Lucille Ball’s vision of honoring comedy’s great minds and unique voices in ways that educate, engage and inspire future generations.” The National Comedy Center is located at 203 West Second Street in Jamestown, NY. For more information, visit or call 716-484-2222.