Our good friend #PeterFarrelly latest movie 'The Green Book' (@greenbookmovie) is out in theaters November 21! In 2016, Peter visited #JamestownNY during our annual #LucyComedyFest for a #NationalComedyCenter dialogue discussing his career in filmmaking.
#OnThisDay: On Oct. 15, 1951, #ILoveLucy premiered on CBS TV. This rare snapshot from the archives of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum shows Lucy and Desi speaking with their mothers, DeDe and Dolores, during a dress rehearsal for Episode #1, The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub. #NationalILoveLucyDay
#OnThisDay: In 1925, Lenny Bruce, stand-up comedian, social critic, and champion of the First Amendment, was born in Mineola, New York. The National Comedy Center honors Lenny Bruce’s vital story with an exhibit of intimate documents and artifacts, including Bruce’s iconic trench coat and unpublished creative papers. We thank Kitty Bruce and the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation for partnering with us to educate and inspire our visitors.
#OnThisDay: It was on this day in 1975 that #SaturdayNightLive premiered. The show featured guest host George Carlin and new talent Valri Bromfield, Andy Kaufman, and Billy Crystal. See the original Episode #1 script, courtesy of National Comedy Center Advisory Board Members Robin and Alan Zweibel, #OnlyInJamestown at the National Comedy Center.
#OnThisDay: 12 years ago today, the world was introduced to 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, and Jack Donaghy. Created by and starring Tina Fey, the show was based on Fey’s experiences as a writer for Saturday Night Live. Props from the show, including Tracy Jordan’s EGOT necklace, are on exhibit #OnlyInJamestown at the National Comedy Center, courtesy of NBCUniversal.
#OnThisDay: On October 9, 1986 the Late Show Starring Joan Rivers debuted on Fox, marking the first time a woman hosted her own late night talk show on a major network. In the National Comedy Center’s galleries, guests can see creative papers that illuminate Rivers’ artistic process: from developing techniques for “How to Handle a Heckler” as a young stand-up in the 1950s, to writing jokes for the Oscars red carpet in the 2000s.