JAMESTOWN, NY – December 11, 2014 – 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 […]
Tickets for Jerry Seinfeld’s performance on August 1st, 2015 ($87.50 & $150) will go on-sale to Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy members on February 2 at 10:00 am EST, and publicly on February 9 at 10:00am EST. Tickets can be purchased at that time by visiting www.lucycomedyfest.com or by calling 716.484.0800. JAMESTOWN, NY – November 20, 2014 […]
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Click below to view your group photo from the world record grape stomp attempt on October 11, 2014 in Jamestown, NY !
JAMESTOWN, NY – October 13, 2014 – The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy set a new world record Saturday when 1,232 people stomped 60 tons of grapes in a city-block-sized vat in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, New York (Video and images available at http://www.lucy-desi.com/news/press-kit/). The organization produced the Welch’s World Record Grape Stomp in […]
JAMESTOWN, NY – September 30, 2014 – A full weekend of events, including a Welch’s World Record Grape Stomp attempt and an evening of comedy with Bob Newhart, are set to take place Columbus Day Weekend in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY during the Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K, October 11-12. The second annual […]
In an effort to showcase the very best in American comedy in Jamestown, Joan Rivers joined us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lucille Ball’s birth date in the most fitting way possible; laughter. She gave an unforgettable performance and embodied what it means to be a true entertainer: She gave everything she had to […]
Attempt to Break World Record for Grape Stomping Highlights Weekend of Events JAMESTOWN, NY – August 26, 2014 – The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, Chautauqua Striders, and the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena are proud to announce that comedy legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half […]
Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Celebrates Laughter in Ball’s Hometown August 6 – 10, 2014: Final Festival Line-up Set – Headline Comedians Jay Leno, Tom Cotter, Caroline Rhea
The annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is returning to Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY on August 6-10, 2014 having started in the early nineties with the likes of Ellen Degeneres, Ray Romano and Lewis Black. The festival will feature 25 performers in 2014, including headline comedians Jay Leno, Tom Cotter, and Caroline Rhea. Over 50 […]
JAMESTOWN, NY – May 23, 2014 – Lucille Ball Comedy Festival performers Joe Machi, Mark Normand and Carmen Lynch appeared on last night’s (May 22) season premiere of Last Comic Standing on NBC, 9pm EST. Machi and Normand, both of whom advanced to the semifinals, are two-time Jamestown performers featured on the album Live From Jamestown: Late Night […]