Thursday, June 24, 2021

PHOTOLOG: National Comedy Center grand opening

 

The National Comedy Center is now the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy. This new 37,000 square foot, $50 million facility tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present, with more than 50 immersive, interactive exhibits and rare comedy artifacts. JRA provided complete master planning, design, project management, and art direction services for the National Comedy Center, which opened August 1, 2018 in Jamestown, NY.

ABOVE PHOTO: Main lobby, National Comedy Center. Courtesy JRA.

Photo by: Dan Cappellazzo

 

Group photo with Kitty Bruce 

 

Fran Drescher and Lucie Arnaz

 

Dan Aykroyd

 

Amy Schumer holds her dog Tati. Photo: National Comedy Center/Dan Cappellazzo 

 

 

Alan Zweibel, Robin Zweibel, Laraine Newman and Journey Gunderson

 

SNL Tribute with Alan Zweibel, Laraine Newman & Dan Aykroyd

 

Lily Tomlin

 

Lily Tomlin

 GO BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE PAGES OF INPARK MAGAZINE:

JRA: Exhibiting signs of laughter

Lily Tomlin

 

Lily Tomlin

 

Cheered on by National Comedy Center executive director Journey Gunderson, Kelly Carlin, daughter of famous comedian George Carlin cuts the ribbon on the opening of her father’s exhibit on August 3, 2018. Photo: National Comedy Center/Dan Cappellazzo

 

Lucille Ball fans stand outside of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, on August 3, 2018. Photo: National Comedy Center/ Dan Cappellazzo

 

Photo by: Dan Cappellazzo

 

Visitors access the George Carlin exhibit during the opening morning of the National Comedy Center. Photo by: Dan Cappellazzo

 

Visitor accesses the Late Night interactive exhibit during the opening morning of the National Comedy Center. Photo by: Dan Cappellazzo

 

Visitors access the Comedy Continuum during the opening morning of the National Comedy Center. Photo by: Dan Cappellazzo

 

Photo by: Dan Cappellazzo

 

Photo by: Dan Cappellazzo

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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