Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Of Comedy Starts Today

August 1, 2012 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 4:19 AM EDT

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Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Of Comedy Starts Today

August 1, 2012 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 4:19 AM EDT

JAMESTOWN, NY (WKBW) - The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival embodies Ball's vision for her hometown legacy: A celebration of the comedic arts held annually on the weekend closest to her birthday, which is August 6th. The festival takes place August 1st to the 5th.

The five-day festival features nationally recognized comedians and rising stars, with special appearances by Billy Gardell from CBS's "Mike & Molly", Paula Poundstone - Comedy Central's Top 100 Comedians of All Time, and Tammy Pescatelli winner of Comedy Central's Stand Up Shakedown.

Also more comedic special events no Lucy fan should miss. All of these events are taken place in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY.

Check out www.lucycomedyfest.com for more details.