This year the National Comedy Center opened its doors and absolutely blew us away. Nobody believed it was possible to create a museum that would do justice to comedy, but Jamestown NY has built an incredible home celebrating the artform. The center is stunning in substance, and in form and we called it the future of all museum design (stay tuned for a feature story coming soon about how it all came together)!
We’ve been raving about the center (read more here) and all the people involved in it, and we’re thrilled to see that the NCC is being celebrated by others. The Comedy Center was just selected as one of the country’s 10 Best New Attractions in America, chosen by a panel of nationally-recognized travel experts. The list celebrates outstanding destinations, attractions and experiences. The experts chose their top ten, and now the public will decide which attraction is the #1 in the country by voting.
The National Comedy Center is asking visitors, fans and supporters to cast their vote for the museum as part of the public voting process to select a winner. You can vote every single day, now through Monday, January 7, 2019 at noon ET. The winner will be announced on Friday, January 18, 2019.
Currently, Jamestown’s National Comedy Center is in second place, and winning this award would be absolutely enormous for Jamestown and for comedy. Hardly anybody who talks about comedy to mainstream America ever gets it right- but Jamestown really nailed it. The George Carlin exhibit, Jim Gaffigan’s hologram, the Blue Room featuring Lenny Bruce’s coat and typewriter, are only a few of the highlights.
We’re thrilled to see the country’s first national-scale cultural attraction dedicated to comedy getting the mainstream attention it deserves, so please join us in voting as much as you can for the National Comedy Center in this USA Today poll.
Go to comedycenter.org to vote and then start making plans to visit Jamestown. It’s so worth the trip.