Riverside Saturdays & Summer Fun Weeks
at the National Comedy Center


7-8 p.m. Performance by: Nels Ross Family Comedy Show | 8:15 p.m. Movie: Monsters, Inc.

Riverside Saturdays
Presented by the National Comedy Center

Free Movies, Music and More at Comedy Center Park.

Music, an outdoor Riverside Bar & Cafe, and fun activities for the entire family on Saturday evenings culminating with a FREE outdoor movie comedy from June 26 through August 7 at the National Comedy Center’s riverside Comedy Center Park. Enjoy comedy in the museum all day and then outdoor activities and entertainment beginning at 7 pm with the movie starting at 8:45 pm. 

Limited seating is available, so we recommend bringing lawn chairs and blankets. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. View a list of restaurants that will deliver directly to our patio each Saturday through August 7.


No tickets are necessary for Riverside Saturday events. You can purchase tickets to enjoy comedy inside the museum here: Comedy Center Tickets.

Just minutes away from Chautauqua Lake in Jamestown, N.Y., The National Comedy Center is your safe and worry free family destination this summer.

August 7

7-9 p.m.: Performance by: For The People

8:45 p.m. Classic “I Love Lucy”


7-8 p.m. Performance by: Nels Ross Family Comedy Show

8:15 p.m. Movie: Monsters, Inc.

June 26

7-9 p.m.
Performance by:
The Untouchables

8:45 p.m. Movie:

July 3

7-9 p.m.

Comedy Variety Show

8:45 p.m. Movie:

July 10

7-9 p.m.
Performance by:
We Speak Canadian

8:45 p.m. Movie:


7-8 p.m.
Performance by:
Nels Ross Family Comedy Show

8:15 p.m. Movie:

July 24

7-9 p.m.
Performance by:
St. Vith

8:45 p.m. Movie:

July 31

7-9 p.m.
Performance by:
Uptown Fever

8:45 p.m. Movie:

August 7

7-9 p.m. Performance by:
For The People

8:45 p.m. Classic “I Love Lucy”

Lucy and Desi Classic movie for Riverside Saturday


We’re celebrating some of the most-loved comedy genres and talent June 20 – August 7 with our Summer Fun Weeks. Each week, we’ll honor a special type of comedy within the National Comedy Center featuring fun activities for all ages, special video programming and outdoor events, culminating with a free outdoor comedy movie at Comedy Center Park tied to our weekly theme, during our Riverside Saturday celebrations.

Join us for a celebration of comedy with a weekly theme throughout the summer.

Join us each week as we celebrate Comedy genres and artists
All Included with Your National Comedy Center Admission

Buddy Comedy
June 20 – June 26

From Laurel & Hardy to Cheech & Chong, the buddy comedy is one of our most enduring and beloved comedic formulas. This week we celebrate our favorite friends-on-a-mission.

Wayne's World

Comedy in the Workplace
June 27 – July 3

From The Office and 30 Rock, to Cheers and M*A*S*H, workplace humor has been at the center of some of the most revered films and television shows of all time. Play hooky this week and spend time with your favorite comedy coworkers.


The Healing Power of Comedy
July 4 – July 10

It’s intuitive: Laughter makes us feel better. Now more than ever, let’s tap into comedy’s incredible power to uplift us, foster empathy, and boost our emotional health.

Sister Act

Animation & Cartooning
July 11 – July 17

Cartoons make us laugh, feel, think, and come together, carrying an appeal that spans generations. Join us in celebrating the animated films, comic strips, and cartoons that have been a mainstay of our comedy heritage for over a century.

Monsters Inc

Slapstick Comedy
July 18 – July 24

What is it about falling down, getting bonked, or taking a pie in the face that is so reliably funny? Visit us this week to explore the art of slapstick comedy–from the silent film era to today’s most beloved blockbusters.


Legends of Comedy
July 25 – July 31

Comedy is a vital art form that shapes the world we live in. This week, we celebrate legendary comedic voices from Richard Pryor to Joan Rivers that have opened our minds, spoken truth to power, and changed the course of history.

Blues Brothers

We Love Lucy & Desi
August 1 – August 7

Since its debut in 1951, I Love Lucy has bought joy and inspiration to millions. Join us as we mark the 70th anniversary of “I Love Lucy” and the 25th anniversary of the Lucy Desi Museum and honor the legacies of two pioneering American innovators.

Summer Fun Weeks are included with your National Comedy Center Admission.



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