The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy has released its first comedy album, "Live From Jamestown: Late Night @ Lucy Comedy Fest."
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 may also be purchased at the Lucy Desi Museum gift shop at 2 W. Third St. or online at shop.lucy-desi.com for $10.
Performed and recorded over three nights of "Comedy Late Night" - including new, uncensored material - in Jamestown, "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.
From top left to right: Joe Machi, Jackie Kashian, Sean Keane, Kelly MacFarland, Andi Smith, Harrison Greenbaum, Calise Hawkins, Andy Hendrickson, Andy Sandford, Mark Normand, Jim Tews, Kelly Collette, Myq Kaplan, Keith Alberstadt and Josh Gondelman.
To hear free sample tracks, visit the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival SoundCloud page at: soundcloud.com/lucilleballcomedyfestival.
Additionally, Brazil Craft Beer & Wine Lounge - 10 E. Fourth St. - will host an album release party tonight at 5-8 p.m. Drawings for 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 return 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. 7-9 at 10:30 p.m., call the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy box office at 484-0800 or visit www.lucycomedyfest.com.
The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is the first pillar in a four-pillar Legacy of Laughter vision for the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, including a comedic arts education program, a comedy film festival and the establishment of the first National Comedy Center. The 2014 festival will feature performances by Jay Leno, Lucie Arnaz, Tom Cotter, a Stand-Up Showcase featuring comedian Caroline Rhea, the return of Comedy Late Night co-produced by Rooftop Comedy and over 50 events in five days. Past festivals have featured Ray Romano, Ellen DeGeneres, Lewis Black, Bill Engvall, Kathleen Madigan, Billy Gardell, Joan Rivers, Paula Poundstone, Tammy Pescatelli and many others.