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Lucille Ball comedy festival lineup to be announced Thursday

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blog by Kathryn Przybyla  • 

This thursday, get ready for one funny announcement.

The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy will hold a press conference in its museum in Jamestown. Organizers will announce the preliminary line-up of the 2012 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival that is set to take place August 1 - 5. Thursday’s announcement will reveal a headliner who garners over 12 million viewers a week. Also included will be a preview of the additional talent line-up, new comedic arts workshops, and news of unique events that will make any “Lucy” fan want to be in Jamestown.

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival boasts an alumni list of then-rising stars Ray Romano, Lewis Black, and Ellen Degeneres, as well as entertainment icons such as Joan Rivers, Paula Poundstone and Bob Newhart. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, or “Lucy Fest,” embodies Ball’s vision for her hometown legacy: a celebration of the comedic arts held annually on the weekend closest to her birth date, August 6.

If you can’t make it to the official announcement, stay tuned to the Lucy Desi website for updates.

Lucy Comedy fest

Check out these clips from “I Love Lucy” with Lucille Ball commentary.

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