JAMESTOWN, NY (WBFO) - This Saturday is Lucille Ball's 100th birthday and the Lucy Desi Center in Jamestown is celebrating the landmark in a big, new way. The center will hold its first annual Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy.
But this isn't just a party. The mission of the five-day event is to continue Lucy's "legacy of laughter."
It will feature a comedy college, a comedy showcase and, of course, a line-up of special comedy guest stars. Joan Rivers, a comedy legend in her own right, headlines the event.
WBFO's Joyce Kryszak talked with Rivers by phone for a candid conversation about the state of comedy. Rivers said comedy doesn't need to be revived.
Rivers performs for the the Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy in Jamestown at 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 4 in the Reg Lenna Civic Center.