WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed announced Tuesday that the House of Representatives unanimously voted to officially designate the National Comedy Center in Jamestown as the only museum of its kind to exist for the exclusive purpose of celebrating comedy in all its forms.
The Corning Republican called this a monumental day for the center, the local economy, and “most of all” for comedy.
“Mr. Speaker this museum is much bigger than one person, Lucille Ball, this is about comedians that have practiced their arts and have celebrated the healing aspects of humor in our society,” Reed said.
“With more than fifty exhibits that engage and excite this museum is the first of its kind celebrating comedy in all forms and the people who share the laughter it brings.”
Reed announced the bill in June after a visit to the National Comedy Center.