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The National Comedy Center is the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to comedy. By supporting the National Comedy Center, you are making a generous commitment that demonstrates your belief in the importance of comedy as an art form.

You can help us celebrate and preserve the art form of comedy by becoming a member or making a one-time gift to the National Comedy Center’s Endowment Fund.

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Become a Member

Excitement and momentum are building as the National Comedy Center gets closer to the Summer 2018 grand opening. This is the first national-scale non-profit cultural institution and visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy. The experience will honor the craft and its legendary contributors with more than 50 interactive and ever-updating exhibits.

 

When you become a member of the National Comedy Center you will be helping to make Lucille Ball’s vision a reality – that her hometown of Jamestown, NY become THE destination for the celebration of the comedic arts. Your membership directly supports the National Comedy Center, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum and the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.

 

The membership program offers various levels to meet the ability of all supporters and to provide exclusive benefits based on those levels. Join us today.

Membership Levels

Comedy Legend

$5,000
Individual, Couple or Family**
Benefits: Pre-sale ticketing for Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Unlimited admission to National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum – Up to 4 people; 15% discount on all gift shop purchases; Membership sticker; Membership card(s); Membership gift*; Complimentary guest passes for National Comedy Center & Lucy Desi Museum – 10; Members-Only special events during Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Exclusive VIP access to events at the National Comedy Center***; North American Reciprocal Museum Membership; Complimentary event rental of Tropicana Room – 2 / Year; Complimentary tickets to your choice of Lucille Ball Comedy Festival event – 12

 

Headliner

$1,000
Individual or Couple
Benefits: Pre-sale ticketing for Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Unlimited admission to National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum – 1 or 2 people; 15% discount on all gift shop purchases; Membership sticker; Membership card(s); Membership gift*; Complimentary guest passes for National Comedy Center & Lucy Desi Museum – 6; Members-Only special events during Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Exclusive VIP access to events at the National Comedy Center***; North American Reciprocal Museum Membership; Complimentary event rental of Tropicana Room – 1 / Year; Complimentary tickets to your choice of Lucille Ball Comedy Festival event – 2

 

Executive Producer

$500
Individual
Benefits: Pre-sale ticketing for Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Unlimited admission to National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum – 1 person; 15% discount on all gift shop purchases; Membership sticker; Membership card(s); Membership gift*; Complimentary guest passes for National Comedy Center & Lucy Desi Museum – 4; Members-Only special events during Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Exclusive VIP access to events at the National Comedy Center***; North American Reciprocal Museum Membership

 

Producer

$300
Individual
Benefits: Pre-sale ticketing for Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Unlimited admission to National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum – 1 person; 15% discount on all gift shop purchases; Membership sticker; Membership card(s); Membership gift*; Complimentary guest passes for National Comedy Center & Lucy Desi Museum – 4; Members-Only special events during Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Exclusive VIP access to events at the National Comedy Center***

 

Comedy Troupe

$250
Family**
Benefits: Pre-sale ticketing for Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Unlimited admission to National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum – Up to 4 people; 15% discount on all gift shop purchases; Membership sticker; Membership card(s); Membership gift*; Complimentary guest passes for National Comedy Center & Lucy Desi Museum – 2; Members-Only special events during Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

 

Comedy Duo

$200
Couple
Benefits: Pre-sale ticketing for Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Unlimited admission to National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum – 2 people; 15% discount on all gift shop purchases; Membership sticker; Membership card(s); Membership gift*; Complimentary guest passes for National Comedy Center & Lucy Desi Museum – 4; Members-Only special events during Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

 

Opener

$100
Individual
Benefits: Pre-sale ticketing for Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Unlimited admission to National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum – 1 person; 15% discount on all gift shop purchases; Membership sticker; Membership card(s); Membership gift*; Complimentary guest passes for National Comedy Center & Lucy Desi Museum – 2; Members-Only special events during Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

 

Cast Member

$50
Individual
Benefits: Pre-sale ticketing for Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Unlimited admission to National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum – 1 person; 15% discount on all gift shop purchases; Membership sticker; Membership card(s); Membership gift*; Members-Only special events during Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

 

*Membership gifts are subject to change. Members will have their choice between Lucy Desi themed gift or National Comedy Center themed gift
**A family consists of 2 adults & 2 children under 18
***VIP access does not mean access to headline performers

Make a Gift to the National Comedy Center Endowment

By supporting the National Comedy Center’s Endowment you are making a generous commitment that shows the world that you believe in the importance of comedy as an art form.

As the National Comedy Center continues to perform on its mission of being the first-of-its-kind national attraction based on the celebration of comedy, it will become the home to countless works of comedy that will live on through the Center in perpetuity. Comedians from all eras will be represented, celebrated and memorialized for their important contributions to comedy and our culture.

 

You can help us by supporting our endowment. The endowment addresses the operations, programming/technology and emerging capital needs of the National Comedy Center into the future. The endowment acts as a permanent source of income for the National Comedy Center as the gifts are entered into principle. It is the income earned by the investment of the principle that is use to support our mission. Your gift could literally help the National Comedy Center FOREVER!

 

Your support helps the National Comedy Center present exhibits and preserve one-of-a-kind archives that tell the story of comedy and it artists for generations to come.

Thank You!

If you would like more information on other development initiatives, including our Founders’ Society, endowment gifts and naming opportunities, please contact Rich Ryan, Director of Development at rryan@comedycenter.org or (716) 484-0800 ext. 220.

National Comedy Center

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Date that museum will be open:

August 1, 2018
203 West Second Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone
(716) 484-0800
Hours
10am – 5pm, 7 days a week
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