JAMESTOWN – Some major names will be coming to Jamestown this summer to Join comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld as part of the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.
The National Comedy Center is announcing that Nick Offerman, Melissa Rivers, Kelly Carlin and the Story Pirates kids-comedy show will join Seinfeld as featured performers during the event, which runs July 30th – August 2nd.
Offerman – who may best be known for his role as Ron Swanson on the hit TV show Parks and Recreation – will be performing his show for mature audiences during the festival on July 31 at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011. He also received two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Watch Offerman 2014 Congressional Radio and TV Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C.
RIVERS AND CARLIN TO PARTICIPATE IN COMEDY ROUNDTABLE
Melissa Rivers and Kelly Carlin, daughters of Joan Rivers and George Carlin respectively, will take part in a very special Comedy Roundtable on July 31, prior to Offerman’s show. The discussion will feature an in-depth look at the careers of comedic greats, as well as the impact of their contributions to modern culture.
In addition, Carlin will also bring her one women show, Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George, to Jamestown. That show will be presented on Aug. 1 at the Reg Lenna.
Organizers also say that the opening night of the festival on July 30 will see the return of the popular Stand-Up Showcase featuring Comedians Beth Stelling, Pete Lee, and Pat McGann.
An exclusive ticket pre-sale period will begin for members beginning on May 11 at noon. Remaining tickets will go on-sale beginning May 18.