What a lineup!

Of course, during a pandemic I'm sure that everyone's schedules are a little easier than usual so, that is how you can get some of these MAJOR names to participate this year. The annual festival attracts people from all over the United States, but this year, it is going to be virtual.

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

August 14-30, 2020

There are so many big names participating this year that you will know and so many more as well.

  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • "Weird Al” Yankovic
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Jay Leno
  • Kenan Thompson
  • Howie Mandel
  • Aidy Bryant
  • Margaret Cho
  • Roy Wood Jr.

The event will be both on the website and Facebook. Of course, you're going to want to check a look at what act you want to take a look at because the fun start every morning and you're going to want to bookmark your favorites. According to WIVB, the mission of the National Comedy Center:

is to provide education on the comedic arts in the form of commentary and contextualization of its bodies of work, telling the vital story of comedy in America across all eras and genres of the art form,” National Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson says. “As a non-profit cultural institution, the museum celebrates comedy’s great minds and unique voices, while providing an examination of the time-honed creative processes that have elevated comedy to an art. I can’t think of a better way to tell the story of comedy than via these artists’ voices, at a time when we all need laughter more than ever.”


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The Comedy Center's festival is named after Lucille Ball, the Western New York native who starred as Lucy in 'I Love Lucy' from 1951 to 1957 with her real life husband Desi Arnaz.

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