JAMESTOWN – The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy has released its first comedy album, “Live From Jamestown: Late Night @ Lucy Comedy Fest,” on May 6. The album, which was recorded during the 2013 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud and anywhere comedy content is sold. Physical copies of the album ($10) may also be purchased at the Lucy Desi Museum gift shop at 2 W. 3rd Street or online at shop.lucy-desi.com.
Performed and recorded over three nights of Comedy Late Night (including new, uncensored material) in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, N.Y., “Live From Jamestown” features the talents of Myq Kaplan, Jackie Kashian, Mark Normand, Joe Machi, Sean Keane, Kelly MacFarland, Harrison Greenbaum, Andi Smith, Calise Hawkins, Keith Alberstadt, Josh Gondelman, Andy Hendrickson, Kelly Collette, Jim Tews and Andy Sandford.
The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for her hometown to support contemporary comedy of all kinds and showcase rising new talent.
To hear free sample tracks, visit the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Sound Cloud page at www.soundcloud.com/lucilleballcomedyfestival.
Additionally, Brazil Craft Beer & Wine Lounge (10 E. 4th Street) will be hosting an album release party on Wednesday, May 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Raffles of comedy albums and festival tickets will be awarded to attendees every half hour.
Rooftop Comedy, based in San Francisco, co-produced Live From Jamestown in 2013 and will be returning in 2014 to record a second album featuring the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Rooftop Comedy records, produces and distributes live comedy performances and scripted original comedy series from some of today’s best comedic talents, and also produces original event programming for comedic events and festivals.
Confirmed comedians for Comedy Late Night in 2014 include Caroline Rhea, Andrew Norelli, Carmen Lynch, Kerri Louise, Moody McCarthy, Mike Brody and Pete Lee.
To purchase tickets to this year’s Comedy Late Night series ($15 each night) on Aug. 7, 8, and 9 at 10:30 p.m., call the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy box office at (716)484-0800 or visit www.lucycomedyfest.com.