Lucille Ball Comedy Fest rescheduled to 2021

Posted at 11:17 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 11:17:33-04

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKWB) — The 30th annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is the latest event to fall victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, organizers announced they will be rescheduling the popular event to August 4-8 2021. Organizers say the precautionary measure was taken in consideration of CDC, federal, state as well as regional guidelines.

Festival performances by comedian Jeff Foxworthy have 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. To check out a schedule of events at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, click here.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we make the difficult decision to reschedule our Lucille Ball Comedy Festival – for the first time in our nearly 30 year history,” said National Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson. “We are grateful for the patience, understanding and continued support of our festival attendees, sponsors, volunteers and staff, and our Jamestown and Chautauqua County community during this challenging time.”