JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official museum and cultural institution dedicated to comedy, announced that comedian Jeff Foxworthy, and Saturday Night Live legends David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon will perform during the 30th annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Aug. 5-9.
Tickets for these shows, along with many other festival comedy events, will go on pre-sale for National Comedy Center members only — starting at noon Feb. 25 at at www.ComedyCenter.org. Public on-sale date will be noon on March 3.
Late night comedy shows, Lucy legacy events and a kids comedy show will also go on sale at that time with additional festival events to be announced in the coming months, in a lineup that will celebrate comedy’s contemporary stars, rising voices and historic legacies.
Jeff Foxworthy, the largest-selling comedian of all time with more than 13 million albums sold, will be performing Aug. 7.
Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and a best-selling author of 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, with a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s.
The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will mark the 45th anniversary of Saturday Night Live this year with three of SNL’s most popular performers: David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon. The “Legends of SNL” show will take place Aug. 8, as the National Comedy Center reunites these comedic talents on stage for an extraordinary stand-up comedy show.
David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon were all part of the cast and writing team of SNL during a pivotal era for the NBC show in the 1990s. Each of them created memorable and beloved characters throughout their run on the show, and each were nominated for Emmy awards as part of the SNL writing team.
Both Foxworthy’s performance and the Legends of SNL show will be held in Jamestown’s Northwest Arena, adjacent to the National Comedy Center complex.
To become a National Comedy Center member, visit ComedyCenter.org/membership or call the National Comedy Center at 716.484.2222. Memberships start at $50 and provide benefits including a full year “season pass.”
The acclaimed National Comedy Center and the Lucy Desi Museum are available for tour experiences throughout the festival, with new exhibits and new artifacts debuting at both museums this spring and summer.