Today we celebrate the 117th birthday and enduring creative legacy of Bob Hope. Known for his rapid-fire delivery of jokes and his success across virtually all 20th century entertainment media, #BobHope made a lasting mark boosting the spirits of deployed troops with the USO. For nearly five decades, he traveled across the world using comedy as an agent for healing and uplift. Learn more about Bob Hope with National Comedy Center Anywhere at anywhere.comedycenter.org.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival originally scheduled for this August has been rescheduled for the same weekend in 2021: August 4-8, 2021. Festival performances by @realjefffoxworthy and Legends of SNL: @davidspade, @kevinnealon and @iamrobschneider have been rescheduled for August 6 and August 7, 2021 respectively. Current ticketholders will have their tickets transferred automatically unless they choose another option. Learn more at www.comedycenter.org.
I like smart jokes, I like dumb jokes, and I like dumb jokes done smartly. - Mike Myers #HappyBirthday
Comedy is the ultimate truth. Jazz is hitting the notes that no one else would hit, and comedy is saying words that no one else would say.” - @heytommychong #HappyBirthday
I used to go to the library all the time when I was kid. As a teenager, I got a book on how to write jokes at the library, and that, in turn, launched my comedy career. - @drewfromtv #HappyBirthday
Celebrate National Streaming Day. Check out the National Comedy Center's new online platform, National Comedy Center Anywhere. Stream exclusive comedy content directly from our museum exhibits. Learn more at anywhere.comedycenter.org