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USA Today’s “Best New Museum in the Country”

5 out of 5 Rating on TripAdvisor

United States’ Official Cultural Institution for Comedy

TIME Magazine “World’s Greatest Places”

Museum Hours

We are open. 

Thursday – Monday
10am – 5pm

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

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Virtual Comedy Festival

Featuring Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Tiffany Haddish, Jay Leno, Kenan Thompson, Howie Mandel Aidy Bryant, Margaret Cho, Roy Wood Jr. and More!

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Our new, state-of-the-art LaughSafe program is designed to ensure a healthy, safe and worry-free experience for you during your visit. The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority.

Wear a mask at all times

Tempurature screening prior to entry

Controlled Capacity and Timed Admission

Touch-Free Experience

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Museum Hours

Temporarily Closed as a Health and Safety Precaution

Check this website and Facebook for updates on our reopening date

Sunday – Friday
10am – 5pm

10am – 8pm

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50 Deeply
Funny & Interactive Exhibits

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COVID-19 Update – Our Museums are Open

The National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum are open for visitors Thursdays through Mondays. The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority. We have implemented our award-winning LaughSafe health and safety program, developed in consultation with epidemiologists and health professionals at leading health provider UPMC, to ensure a safe, worry-free and touch-free visitor experience. Dr. Graham Snyder, Chief Epidemiologist at UPMC, recently lauded the National Comedy Center’s  “absolutely superlative approach to keeping people safe” in an interview with The Buffalo News.

We request that guests reserve their admission tickets online in advance to ensure reservation time as we reduce capacity for safe social distancing. All guests and staff will be required to wear face masks at all times, and undergo a temperature check prior to entry.

More information on our LaughSafe program can be found at We look forward to welcoming you to the National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum.

Please support the non-profit National Comedy Center so that it can

continue its mission and ongoing operations during this critical time.

We need your support now more than ever.

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203 West Second Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
(716) 484-2222
10am – 5pm, Thursday – Monday
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
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