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United States’ Official Cultural Institution for Comedy

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Coronavirus Update – Museum Temporarily Closed

The National Comedy Center’s highest priority is keeping our visitors, employees and volunteers healthy and safe. As a precautionary measure, the National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum have closed temporarily. While there are no COVID-19 cases associated with our museums, we believe it necessary to take these measures in order to limit the spread of this virus in accordance with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and government officials.


Our Lucille Ball Comedy Festival this August will proceed as scheduled. Ticket purchase is available via or by phone (716-484-2222). Tickets are not available for purchase in-person at the National Comedy Center or Lucy Desi Museum ticket counters as this time.


We will publish updates regarding our museum reopening date on our website and social media platforms, once that date has been determined. We look forward to welcoming all visitors to the National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum soon.

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Temporarily Closed as a Health and Safety Precaution

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Sunday – Friday
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10am – 8pm

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