The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, is the first state-of-the-art museum dedicated to telling the vital story of comedy in America. As a nonprofit cultural institution, the museum celebrates comedy’s great minds and unique voices, from Charlie Chaplin to Dave Chappelle. Exclusive collections and world-class exhibits give comedy fans an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the time-honed creative processes that have elevated entertainment to an art.
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What's Not Included
Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
INFANT: Age: 0 - 0
CHILD: Age: 1 - 5
YOUTH: Age: 6 - 17
ADULT: Age: 18 - 59
SENIOR: Age: 60 - 99
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Service animals allowed
View all our COVID-19 safety measures for a "worry-free" experience at ComedyCenter.org/LaughSafe
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Vouchers are redeemable from up to 6 months of purchase (does not apply to during Lucy Comedy Fest)
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
National Comedy Center
Head inside and enjoy the museum's immersive exhibits and experiences to learn how the nation's comedy developed, from vaudeville to viral memes. Stand in the shoes of pros, try stand-up, chart comic greats, and more; and upgrade to include admission to the nearby Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum.
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State Of the Art
This is such a fully interactive immersive fun experience. Like Cooperstown, but for people who like laughing.
Amazing fantastic must see!
So well done amazing experience
Enjoyed every minute
Can’t wait to return
Everyone needs to go
Will purchase a membership so I can go back for more
couldnt have been happier with this experience...top to bottom all around..this is not something you do in an hour...we put a solid 5 hours in and werent able to see and do everything. we loved the way technology is used here...im very anti technology (phones, qr codes etc etc) but the tech here was very user friendly..a must do stop!
Yes! Go here!
Found this gem when looking for something to do on a rainy day. Oh my goodness! This was such a fabulous find! We spent over three hours here and only left because they were closing. I highly recommend this museum!
Go to Jamestown and have a laugh.
I'm not sure what reason you would visit Jamestown NY except to go to the Lucy and Desi Museum and the National Comedy Center. Are they worth the trip? ABSOLUTELY. This is a hands-on, interactive museum for adults. Who wouldn't want to see themselves on the bonbon wrapping line from I Love Lucy? You enter a bunch of likes (of TV shows, movies, etc.) as you enter and then as you go through the center, your likes are catered to in certain presentations once you tap in. Plenty to do for a couple hours and there is a large gift shop, but disappointing cafe (basically grab and go with minimal selection). And don't forget to go the Lucy and Desi Museum, as you can get combined admission to both.
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