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National Comedy Center opens in I Love Lucy star

first_imgNational Comedy Center opens in ‘I Love Lucy’ star’s town FILE – This July 24, 2018, file photo shows the main entrance to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, N.Y. The center is open for laughs in “I Love Lucy” comedian Lucille Ball’s hometown. Amy Schumer, Lewis Black and Dan Aykroyd are among comedians set to appear during this week’s grand opening celebration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File) JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The National Comedy Center is open for laughs in “I Love Lucy” comedian Lucille Ball’s hometown.The $50 million cultural institution is in the western New York city of Jamestown and tells the story of comedy from its origins to the present with a mix of interactive exhibits, a hologram theatre and comedy artifacts such as the late George Carlin’s archives.Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH’-moh) on Wednesday helped cut the ribbon on the non-profitcentre, which received $9 million in state funding.Amy Schumer, Lewis Black and Dan Aykroyd are among comedians set to appear during this week’s grand opening celebration.The centre was inspired by Ball, who starred as accident-prone Lucy Ricardo on the 1950s sitcom. Jamestown has a museum dedicated to Ball, who said she wanted to see all comedy celebrated as an art form.center_img by The Associated Press Posted Aug 1, 2018 8:49 am PDT Last Updated Aug 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more