JAMESTOWN, NY – January 19, 2016 – Comedian Rocky LaPorte has been announced as the featured performer for a Valentine’s Day Evening of Comedy, presented by the National Comedy Center. LaPorte’s performance will take place on Sunday, February 14th at the Willow Bay Theater (21 E 3rd St., Jamestown, NY).
Rocky LaPorte has gained popularity from being a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2014, appearing in his own Comedy Central Presents special, and performing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
LaPorte has opened for the likes of Garry Shandling, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Louie Anderson, Hootie and the Blowfish and the Righteous Brothers. His clean, blue-collar style of comedy continues to increase in popularity as he travels the country.
“We are very excited to have Rocky LaPorte here in Jamestown this year,” said Malachi Livermore, programming & venue manager for the National Comedy Center. “I recently had the chance to see him perform live and he had the whole club rolling in their seats.”
Tickets to the Evening of Comedy (7pm) are $17.50, and $37.50 with dinner option at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum’s Tropicana Room (5:30pm, 2 W 3rd St., Jamestown, NY), a re-creation of Ricky Ricardo’s famous Manhattan night club. Beer and wine will be served via cash donation and a cocktail hour will be offered to all ticket-buyers. Additionally, all visitors will be able to participate in a photo opportunity on an I Love Lucy studio set.
Comedian Steven Rodgers, a Western New York native, will open for LaPorte.
Tickets are available by visiting www.lucycomedyfest.com or calling the Lucy Desi Museum at 716.484.0800.
A Valentine’s Day Evening of Comedy with Rocky LaPorte is presented by the National Comedy Center. The National Comedy Center embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for Jamestown, New York and will celebrate the past, present and future of comedy. The 501(c)(3) non-profit operates the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, produces the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and is developing the first national attraction dedicated to comedy.
The Lucy Desi Museum is open seven days a week, and features replica sets, Lucille Ball’s Emmy awards, props, costumes, and rare memorabilia from I Love Lucy. For additional information on museum attraction, visit www.lucy-desi.com.