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Event Details

Visit the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York to experience the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

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National Comedy Center | Photo Courtesy of comedycenter.org

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

In honor of the comedic legend, Lucille Ball, the National Comedy Center is hosting a major event Aug. 4 – 6. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is an exciting few days of stand-up comedy by iconic guests, an outdoor showing of classic Lucy, a Chautauqua Belle lunch cruise, show tunes, and visits to the Lucy Desi Museum. The entire event is the perfect getaway experience for anyone who loves iconic comedians or just someone who likes to laugh.

Each Day of the Festival

Though not considered festival days, activities will be held on Aug. 3rd, Wednesday, and Aug. 7th, Sunday. On Wednesday, you can experience a Stand-Up Showcase with famous comedians, and a free outdoor showing of classic Lucy content.

As the festival comes to a close, you can end your trip on Sunday with the Chautauqua Belle Cruise.

Aug. 4th, Thursday

Day one of the festival is a full day of nine separate events.

  • 11 a.m. – Chautauqua Belle Lunch Cruise
  • 12 p.m. – Showtunes With Lucy: Tropicana Lunch
  • 1 & 3:30 p.m. – Chautauqua Belle Historical Cruise
  • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Members Only Showcase: Treasures From the Archives
  • 5 p.m. – The Music of Desi Arnaz: Tropicana Dinner
  • 5:30 p.m. – Block Party With the Untouchables
  • 7 p.m. – Margaret Cho
  • 8:30 p.m. – Lucy Under the Stars
  • 9:30 & 11:30 p.m. – Comedy Late Night

Aug. 5th, Friday

The second day of the festival has more than 10 experiences to enjoy.

  • 9 a.m. – Lucy and Ethel Photo Opp
  • 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Lucille Ball’s Hometown Tour
  • 11 a.m. – Chautauqua Belle Lunch Cruise
  • 12 p.m. – Classic Game Shows With Lucy: Tropicana Lunch
  • 2:30 p.m. – Lucille Ball Trivia Contest
  • 1 & 3:30 p.m. – Chautauqua Belle Historical Cruise
  • 4:30 p.m. – The Lucy and Ethel Show
  • 5 p.m. – Showtunes With Lucy: Tropicana Dinner
  • 6 p.m. – Block Party With For the People
  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. – Jeff Foxworthy: The Good Old Days
  • 9:30 & 11:30 p.m. – Comedy Late Night

Aug. 6th, Saturday

The final day of the festival will also have numerous things to do throughout the day.

  • 10 a.m., 12:30, 3 & 5 p.m. – Lucille Ball’s Hometown Tour
  • 11 a.m. – Nells Ross Family Comedy Show
  • 11 a.m. – Chautauqua Belle Lunch Cruise
  • 12 p.m. – The Music of Desi Arnaz: Tropicana Lunch
  • 1:30-4 p.m. – Members Only Showcase: The Archives of Lucy & Desi
  • 1:30 & 4:30 p.m. – The Lucy and Ethel Show
  • 1 & 3:30 p.m. – Chautauqua Belle Historical Cruise
  • 5 p.m. – Classic Game Shows With Lucy: Tropicana Dinner
  • 6 p.m. – Block Party With the Porcelain Bus Drivers
  • 7 p.m. – Legends of SNL: David Spade, Rob Schneider & Kevin Nealon
  • 9:30 & 11:30 p.m. – Comedy Late Night

Visit tickets.comedycenter.org for ticket prices and more information.

Take Amtrak to the National Comedy Center

Attend the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival via Amtrak to Buffalo-Exchange Street Station (BFX)—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 74 miles away from Jamestown, NY, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.

Get picked up from the Buffalo-Exchange Street Station (BFX) and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Buffalo office today at 716-884-6666.

Time

august 4 (Thursday) - 6 (Saturday)

Location

National Comedy Center

203 W 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701