Sponsorship

2023 Partner and Sponsorship Information

THE STORY OF COMEDY LIVES HERE


Join Us and Support the National Comedy Center Mission

 

Since opening in 2018, the National Comedy Center has attracted visitors from all 50 states and around the world who have come to Jamestown, NY to experience our museum dedicated to telling the story of comedy. Along with rave reviews from our guests, we’ve been named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today, one of the “World’s Greatest Places” by TIME magazine and one of the “25 Top Family Weekend Getaways in the U.S.” by U.S. News & World Report, as well as rated a rare 5/5 on TripAdvisor.

 

The National Comedy Center has been featured on NBC’s TODAY Show, CBS Sunday Morning and in The New York Times, and has been chosen to be the permanent home for archival collections from artists like Johnny Carson, Carl Reiner, Lucille Ball, George Carlin, Betty White and many more — all of whom now have their work and legacies preserved within the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy.

 

So where do we go from here? Onward and upward! We are poised for even greater success in the years ahead, and look to friends like you to join our mission by becoming a National Comedy Center partner. Not only will you be aligning yourself with our brand, but you’ll also become part of a community of people who are working to deliver significant economic impact for our region.

WHY PARTNER WITH US?

 

As we emerge from the pandemic, Americans are seeking unique experiences and travel destinations, with tourism numbers expected to surpass pre-Covid levels in 2023 and beyond. The National Comedy Center is well positioned as a “must see” destination, offering a one-of-a-kind, award-winning, cost-effective visitor experience within driving distance of 35% of the U.S. population.

 

This summer will mark five years of incredible accomplishments since our opening. None of these would be possible without partners and friends like you. If you’ve supported our non-profit cultural institution by becoming a sponsor, making a donation, or joining as a member — WE THANK YOU. If you haven’t yet joined our efforts, we invite you to become a part of our vital mission as we continue to drive economic growth for our local region – our local restaurants, hotels, retailers, attractions, and much more. Together, we are creating a vibrant community where businesses and families thrive.

 

Partnering with The National Comedy Center offers a broad-reach, high-impact opportunity to put your organization and brand in front of visitors to the National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum with sustained branding throughout the year, as well as providing a major promotional presence at our annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival — the most exciting and compelling live comedy programming in our region and one of the most important comedy festivals in the nation.

Nationwide Brand Outreach and Media Attention

 

The National Comedy Center connects with comedy fans nationwide via online programming initiatives and media profiles from major media outlets across the country.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

 

During the pandemic, the National Comedy Center launched its award-winning Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival — an online comedy programming series featuring 30 major artists in conversations about the art of comedy, which streamed online, for free, to comedy fans from coast to coast from the Center’s digital platform, National Comedy Center Anywhere, and via Facebook Live. The virtual festival generated over 979,000,000 media impressions with over 281,000 minutes of content viewed. These programs are still available for viewing at ComedyCenter.org/Anywhere.

FEATURED IN NATIONAL MEDIA

 

The National Comedy Center was featured by major national media outlets reaching millions of viewers nationwide, including NBC’s TODAY show, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS Saturday Morning, and The New York Times.

SHOWCASING COMEDY’S GREATEST TALENT

 

The National Comedy Center is proud to present the 2023 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival this August 2-6 with a stellar lineup of popular talent and rising artists. Over 50 live events will showcase both new and established stand-up comedians, along with headliner shows, kids and family comedy, late night comedy, block parties, live music, I Love Lucy legacy events, and much more. The National Comedy Center serves as the central hub for the festival, with shows presented in ten different venues throughout Jamestown.

 

Now in its 32nd year, the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival embodies Lucy’s vision for her hometown to be a destination for the celebration of the comedic arts and to showcase comedy’s greatest stars and new talent from around the country.

 

Prior festivals have attracted thousands to Jamestown from nearly all 50 states, and have been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, CNN, NPR, the BBC, Variety, SiriusXM, Pandora Radio, as well as regional broadcast, online, and print media.

 

Each year, the festival generates over 330 million media impressions.

 

YEAR-ROUND SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

YES, I WANT TO BE A SPONSOR!

 

Please Contact:

 

National Comedy Center
sponsorship@comedycenter.org
(716) 484-2222

 

 

Tailored sponsorship packages are available as well — contact us to learn more.

 

The National Comedy Center is bringing visitors from all over the country and generating media attention nationwide. We are driving economic impact for our community – our restaurants, retailers, hotels, and attractions. None of this is possible without your support. YOUR sponsorship makes it all happen.