National Comedy Center, Jamestown

The National Comedy Center is the US official cultural institution and state-of-the-art museum dedicated to comedy. The Museum and archive are located in Jamestown, New York, and documents the history of comedy and the artists, producers, writers, cartoonists, and other notable figures who have influenced its development in the US. It was designated the US National Comedy Center by the United States Congress on February 26, 2019.
The Center opened in August 2018. National Comedy Center also operates the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum located a few blocks away.
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  • We had an excellent time! We enjoyed every minute starting from the check in and ending with our individual summaries as we exited. We learned so much! Exhibits were catered to our own interests...  more »
  • I think the National Comedy Centre is worth a drive to Jamestown, tbh. The use of technology to personalize and enhance your experience is quite awesome. My favourites included seeing some...  more »
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  • Better than we expected. We started with the Lucy museums, which tell the stories of I Love Lucy and of Lucy and Desi. Then a short walk to the National Comedy Center, which was even better than we expected. The experience is tailored to visitors based on a questionnaire visitors fill out at kiosks before entering. Make sure you take the time to completely answer the questions. You can check into exhibits with your wrist band, and the experience is then tailored to your answers. A lot of laughs and some interesting information. Well worth the drive to Jamestown!
  • Unbelievable gem of a find. Came for Lucille ball museum which is fantastic on its own but they have tickets to this place and it is unbelievable. State of art tech to help you interact with the comedy. Decades of comedy history and you know that big money was donated by this genre. The blue room is a must. Don't skip it, at all. I'm very happy that we stumbled on this gem.

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