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This week’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will be headlined by two of the most popular stand-up comedians on tour today: Gabriel Iglesias and Taylor Tomlinson. Now in its 31st year, the festival will offer over 50 live events over five days.
“The National Comedy Center is pleased to welcome these two comedy record-breakers: Gabe Iglesias, who sold more tickets than any other stand-up artist last year – and Taylor Tomlinson, who’s selling out multitudes of shows around the world,”,” stated Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center Executive Director. “It’s fitting that National Comedy Center’s festival will be headlined by both a legend of, and the future of, comedy. We are thrilled to have them.”
The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for her hometown, Jamestown, New York, to be a destination for the celebration of the comedic arts and to showcase new comedic talent from around the country, as well as comedy’s biggest stars. The festival attracts up to 15,000 attendees annually from nearly every state in the country, who come together to share laughter while honoring the craft and contributors on stage at venues throughout Jamestown, including the National Comedy Center and the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum.
For more information and tickets, visit ComedyCenter.org/Festival.
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
Thursday, August 3
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias was the top-selling comedian in the world in 2022, and is one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with over 1.1 billion views. He sells out venues around the world and has over 25 million fans on social media. With his unique and animated style, Iglesias is immensely popular among fans of all ages. He will perform on Thursday, August 3 in the Northwest Arena as part of his “Don’t Worry, Be Fluffy” tour.
Iglesias is one of an elite handful of comics to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden, the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and the Sydney Opera House, and made history last year as the first comedian to perform at Dodger Stadium, the largest MLB stadium in the U.S., selling out all 45,000 seats.
Iglesias is the star and executive producer of the Netflix original comedy series Mr. Iglesias and numerous Netflix stand-up specials. His feature film credits include Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL, A Haunted House 2 and the animated films Space Jam: A New Legacy, Ferdinand and Coco. He will soon be co-starring in the upcoming second season of the Disney+ series The Santa Clauses.
Friday, August 4
Taylor Tomlinson is breaking records and selling out venues worldwide following her two highly-acclaimed Netflix stand-up specials. She will perform at the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival as part of her current “The Have It All” tour.
Tomlinson recently had multi-show sellouts in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Dublin and more. She was named the “Breakout Comedy Star of Year” in 2022 by Just for Laughs and Variety named her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch. TIME magazine selected her for its TIME100 Next list and Forbes named her to its “30 Under 30” Hollywood and Entertainment list. Newsweek described her as “undeniably hilarious.”
Tomlinson’s second Netflix special, Look at You, was recognized as the top comedy special of 2022 by The New York Times, Vulture and The Los Angeles Times. She will be taping her third Netflix special later this year. Tomlinson has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CBS Mornings, and The Kelly Clarkson Show.
“I’m so excited to be a part of this summer’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, NY!,” stated Taylor Tomlinson. “I can’t wait to see you all at the National Comedy Center in August.”