National Comedy Center and CNN Partner To Present Live Tour in Promotion of “The History of Comedy”

In partnership with CNN’s “The History of Comedy”, the National Comedy Center and CNN will be presenting a four-city live tour. The “Stand-Up Live!” national tour will feature some of today’s freshest and funniest stand-up comics and hit legendary comedy clubs in New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Jim Gaffigan to Perform in Jamestown, NY during 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

The National Comedy Center has announced that stand-up comedian, Jim Gaffigan, will be delivering his unique brand of humor during the 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. His national tour will visit Jamestown, NY for a performance at the Northwest Arena on Thursday, August 3.

National Comedy Center Awarded Additional $800k by New York State

The National Comedy Center has been awarded another $834,000 by New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo. The additional funding follows awards of $2.025 million in 2015 and $1.5 million in 2014, bringing the total amount awarded by New York State to approximately $4.3 million.

National Comedy Center’s “Satire & Democracy” Panel Airs on SiriusXM’s Election Programming

The National Comedy Center’s panel discussion, “Satire & Democracy: Empowering the Citizenry with Comedy,” aired as part of a special week of election programming on SiriusXM Comedy Greats on October 19, 2016.

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Draws Attendees from 41 States to National Comedy Center site in Jamestown

National Comedy Center, Inc., the cultural institution developing the first national visitor experience dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy, drew attendance from 41 states to Jamestown for its 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.

National Comedy Center Acquires the Archives of Comedian George Carlin

The National Comedy Center has acquired the archives of George Carlin. The acquisition was announced last night by the comedian’s daughter, Kelly Carlin, at a private event in New York hosted by the Comedy Center. The contents of the Carlin archive contain material saved by the comedian over his 50-plus-year career, and will be utilized in the Center’s forthcoming museum experience—scheduled to open in Jamestown, New York in 2017.

Trevor Noah, Lewis Black, and Brian Regan Headline 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival In Jamestown, NY

National Comedy Center, Inc., the first cultural institution dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy, announces the lineup for the 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 4–7, in Jamestown, NY.

National Comedy Center Awarded Additional $2.025 Million by New York State

The National Comedy Center has been awarded another $2.025 million by New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo. The additional funds follow an award of $1.5 million from Empire State Development in 2014, and the groundbreaking of the National Comedy Center held in August in Jamestown, New York.

The National Comedy Center Groundbreaking Weekend

The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY will be the home of the first world-class visitor experience entirely dedicated to comedy; both the craft and its legendary contributors. The non-profit is being designed by world-renowned creative firms: Jack Rouse Associates, and interactive specialist Local Projects (9/11 Memorial Museum).

Melissa Rivers, Kelly Carlin & family of Harold Ramis hold comedy roundtable

The National Comedy Center has announced that Melissa Rivers, Kelly Carlin, Violet Stiel & Julian Ramis will take part in a special event during the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, “Comedy Legacies: Rivers, Ramis & Carlin.” The comedy roundtable will take place on July 31st in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY, and will celebrate the legacies of Joan Rivers, George Carlin & Harold Ramis as the National Comedy Center prepares to break ground.

Regis Philbin hosts Letterman panel in celebration of National Comedy Center groundbreaking

To celebrate the groundbreaking of the National Comedy Center, Regis Philbin will moderate a panel of producers, writers and crew from David Letterman’s Late Show and Late Night. “David Letterman – Behind The Scenes Of Late Night’s Longest Running Broadcaster” will take place on Thursday, July 30th at the Willow Bay Theater in Jamestown, NY as part of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. This will be the first time since David Letterman’s retirement that the group will discuss how they helped craft Letterman’s shows for the last 33 years.

National Comedy Center and Hologram USA To Build World’s First Hologram Comedy Club

The National Comedy Center (NCC) announced today that it will partner with Hologram USA (HUSA) to build the world’s first Hologram Comedy Club at its $18 million new campus in Jamestown, NY breaking ground in August 2015, and scheduled to open in August 2016.

National Comedy Center Awarded $1.5 Million By New York State

The National Comedy Center (NCC) project in Jamestown, NY has been awarded $1.5 million by the 2014 NYS Regional Economic Development Council and Governor Andrew Cuomo. The $1.5 million in Empire State Development funds will help complete the NCC’s vision for the first national attraction complex dedicated to the art of comedy in the United States.