JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The National Comedy Center in Jamestown announced Wednesday that the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will go online this weekend.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Comedy Center in May to postpone the festival to 2021, from August 4 to 8.
However, the Comedy Center recently added a live-stream link on its website, promoting conversations that will start Friday and end August 30.
The performers listed for the virtual festival include, in part: Tiffany Haddish, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Kenan Thompson, Lewis Black, Aidy Bryant, Howie Mandel and Margaret Cho.
In all, there will be more than two dozen comedians and artists featured during the event.
The Comedy Center also listed a suggested donation of $10.
In May, the Comedy Center announced that it had pushed back events featuring Jeff Foxworthy, plus a Legends of SNL event with David Spade, Kevin Nealon and Rob Schneider to 2021.
The annual festival will also pay tribute to Carl Reiner, the filmmaker and creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” who died in June.
Reiner was a founding National Comedy Center Advisory Board Member. The virtual event will feature "a long-form interview with exclusive, never-before-seen footage with Reiner directly from the Comedy Center Archives," according to the Comedy Center in a statement released Wednesday evening.
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