Who doesn’t like comedy? Well, now you can surround yourself with all of your favorite comedy memories with the National Comedy Museum set to open this summer in New York State.
The National Comedy Center is slated to open this summer in Jamestown, NY. The new $50 million museum will be opening this August, according to Frommers. Jamestown sounds familiar because the last time it was in the news was over the “Scary Lucy” statue that was supposed to symbolize the late Lucille Ball, near the well-known Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. The best part is that they’re not ignoring that fact. This new comedy center will be located right next to that already established museum and the ribbon cutting and grand opening will be on August 1-4 during the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. (While you’re there, you can visit Ball’s grave a quick five-minute drive away at Lake View Cemetary)
The National Comedy Center will have over 50 high-tech exhibits including holograms of famous comedians (alive or dead) like George Carlin, performing some of their most famous bits. Speaking of George Carlin, there will be a focus on his more “off-color” humor with an adults-only “Blue Room” featuring more mature and explicit humor.
You can read more about their upcoming exhibits on their website.
(Note: this museum is about a 5.5 hour drive west of the city of Albany)