“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball
Many things make us happy here at Ticketfly – live music, festivals, volunteering and comedy! The ‘Fly crew loves a good time and laughter is often heard echoing throughout the office. We even have several working comedians in the bunch. So it was a no brainer when it came to partnering with the Lucy Desi Center in Jamestown, NY.
“The mission of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy is to preserve the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and enrich the world through the healing powers of love and laughter through its commitment to the development of the comedic arts.” Opening their doors in 1996, the center houses awards, costumes, photos and other vintage memorabilia from the estates of Lucy & Desi. The center hosts an annual comedy festival, film festival and comedic arts classes.
This year’s Lucy Fest ran from August 1-5 with Billy Gardell headlining. Paula Poundstone, Tammy Pescatelli, Lucie Arnaz and the Story Pirates also performed. The Lucy Desi Center was also one of Ticketfly’s first clients to use our new Reserved Seating capabilities. Check out this NY Times article on the festival!
You can support the Lucy Desi Center by becoming a member. You’ll receive a newsletter, Lucy Desi gift shop discounts, free admission to the Museum, special “Members Only” events during our festivals, and much more!