National Comedy Center Announces Rescheduling of 30th Annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival to August 2021
Today the National Comedy Center announced that this year’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will be postponed until next year, August 2021. This year’s festival was to be the 30th annual, making 2020 the first year since 1991 without a Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown.
The festival was originally scheduled for August 5-9, 2020, and will be rescheduled for the same weekend in 2021: August 4-8, 2021, in order to ensure the health and safety of festival attendees, staff and volunteers. This precautionary measure was taken in consideration of CDC, federal, state and regional guidelines for the presentation of large group events.
This year’s scheduled headliner, Jeff Foxworthy has been rescheduled for Friday, August 6, 2021 and the Legends of SNL: David Spade, Kevin Nealon and Rob Schneider performance has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2021. All other events have also been rescheduled for the corresponding day and time in 2021. A schedule of events is available at ComedyCenter.org/Festival. More festival events will be added in the coming months.
If you’ve already purchased your tickets you have a few options. If you do nothing, your tickets will automatically roll over to the 2021 festival. Those who want a full refund have through July 15 to request a full refund for tickets, or you have the option to donate the value of your tickets to the non-profit National Comedy Center as a tax-deductible contribution during this critical time. You can also exchange the value of their tickets for a National Comedy Center gift card to be used for admission, membership, future event tickets or merchandise.
Ticket holders can select their preferred option via the Comedy Center’s Ticketing form at ComedyCenter.org/TicketForm.
Since 1991, the festival has featured comedy’s greatest stars and rising young comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Trevor Noah, Lily Tomlin, Jay Leno, Amy Schumer, Brian Regan, Lewis Black, W. Kamau Bell, Jim Gaffigan, Paula Poundstone, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, the Smothers Brothers and more than one hundred other comedic artists.