National Comedy Center opens in Lucille Ball’s hometown

National Comedy Center opens in Lucille Ball’s hometown

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The National Comedy Center is open for laughs in “I Love Lucy” comic Lucille Ball’s hometown.

The $50 million cultural establishment is in the western NY city of Jamestown and tells the story of comedy from its origins to the current with a mixture of interactive reveals, a hologram theater and comedy artifacts such because the late George Carlin’s archives.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday helped lower the ribbon on the nonprofit heart, which obtained $9 million in state funding.

Amy Schumer, Lewis Black and Dan Aykroyd are amongst comedians set to seem throughout this week’s grand opening celebration.

The middle was impressed by Ball, who starred as accident-prone Lucy Ricardo on the 1950s sitcom. Jamestown has a museum devoted to Ball, who mentioned she wished to see all comedy celebrated as an artwork type.

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