National Comedy Center Virtual Tour |May 26
Did you know that less than 90 minutes south of Buffalo is home to one of the world’s greatest places? (according to TIME Magazine in 2019) and the “Best New Museum” in the country (according to USA Today 10Best in 2020)?
The non-profit National Comedy Center is the United States’ official cultural institution and museum dedicated to presenting the vital story of comedy and preserving its heritage for future generations.
Based on the vision of Jamestown native Lucille Ball for her hometown to become a destination for comedy, the National Comedy Center showcases comedy’s great minds and unique voices in ways that engage, inspire, educate and entertain.
Join Executive Director, Journey Gunderson, as she gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of this one-of-a-kind museum.
Your ticket to this virtual event includes:
- Behind-the-scenes virtual tour with Journey Gunderson, Executive Director of the National Comedy Center with Q&A time
- One dual admission ticket to the National Comedy Center visitor experience and the Lucy Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY for a future date ($30 value)
- Full access for three months to National Comedy Center Anywhere, a digital platform featuring a selection of exclusive materials and content directly from the museum’s interactive comedy exhibits. ($10 value)
Canadian residents are able to receive all of the above benefits.
Journey Gunderson is the Executive Director of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY – the United States’ official cultural institution dedicated to the art of comedy – where she supervised the planning, strategy, fundraising and creative development for this ambitious project.
Under Journey’s direction, the National Comedy Center has led the way in 21st-century museum design, featuring state-of-the-art technology, interactivity and personalization for visitors of all ages, customized for their specific interests and tastes.
Based on the vision of Jamestown native Lucille Ball for her hometown in Western New York to become a destination for comedy, the non-profit Comedy Center showcases comedy’s great minds and unique voices in ways that educate, engage and inspire future generations.
Since its opening in 2018, the National Comedy Center was named “Best New Museum” in the country in 2020 by USA Today, one of the “World’s Greatest Places” by TIME magazine and one of “100 Reasons to Love America” by People magazine.
Journey also serves as Executive Director of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum and the acclaimed Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, both of which have reached new heights under her leadership.
Last fall, Journey was named one of the Top 50 Museum Influencers in the world by international museum and attractions authority Blooloop. Journey has been cited as one of Buffalo Business First’s “Top-Forty-Under-Forty” and was listed on its "Power 125 Women" list in 2018, 2019 and 2020.