National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival

  • George Carlin: A National Comedy Center Birthday Celebration, Part 1

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, November 19, 2020.

    Comedians, comedy writers and friends reflect on George Carlin’s comedy and long-standing influence, including conversations with Norman Lear and Judd Apatow, plus tributes from Tim Allen, Bill Engvall, Kate Flannery, Judah Friedland...

  • Jerry Stiller: A Father's Day Tribute

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    Premiering at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

    Ben Stiller and Amy Stiller, the son and daughter of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, join comedian Judy Gold for an in-depth conversation on the life, career and legacy of Jerry Stiller.

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  • Richard Pryor: A National Comedy Center Conversation with Rain Pryor

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, November 14, 2020.

    Rain Pryor discusses the extraordinary body of work and lasting legacy of her father Richard Pryor, and comedy’s role as a vital force for social justice in this Father’s Day tribute hosted by comedian W. Kamau Bell, host and executi...

  • Mad Magazine: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Harrison Greenbaum

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    Premiering at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

    Legendary creative team members from Mad Magazine, including John Ficarra (former editor-in-chief), Joe Raiola (former senior editor) and Sam Viviano (former art director) join in a National Comedy Center conversation with comedian Harrison ...

  • George Lopez: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Ron Bennington

    Multifaceted comedian, actor and writer George Lopez discusses his life and career in a candid conversation for the National Comedy Center with SiriusXM Radio personality and comedian Ron Bennington.

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  • Sam Jay: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Harrison Greenbaum

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

    Sam Jay, stand-up comedian and Emmy-nominated writer for “Saturday Night Live,” discusses her creative process and new Netflix special, “3 In The Morning,” with comedian Harrison Greenbaum in a National Comedy Center Conversation.

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  • “Halloween” Presented by Jerry Seinfeld and the National Comedy Center

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 31, 2020.

    A beloved, family-friendly comedy routine created and performed by Jerry Seinfeld, brought to life with illustrations by James Bennett from Seinfeld’s award-winning “Halloween” children’s book. Watch and read along with your children...

  • Judy Gold: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Frank DeCaro

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

    Comedian, actress and author Judy Gold discusses her craft, the importance of comedy during these trying times, and her new book with comedian and author Frank DeCaro in a conversation for the National Comedy Center.

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  • John Cleese and Camilla Cleese: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and Monty Python legend John Cleese and his daughter, comedian Camilla Cleese, discuss comedy, John’s acclaimed career, their recent work together, and father/daughter memories in this Father’s Day tribute hosted by comedian Harrison Greenbaum.

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  • Dulcé Sloan: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Charles McBee

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

    Join stand-up comedian and “The Daily Show” correspondent Dulcé Sloan as she discusses her career, the craft of comedy and the importance of Black artistry in a National Comedy Center conversation with comedian and writer Charles Mc...

  • Gabriel Iglesias: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 17, 2020.

    Join comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias, one of the most successful stand-up comics performing today, as he discusses his life, career and recent projects in a lively conversation with comedian Harrison Greenbaum.

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  • Desi Arnaz: A National Comedy Center Conversation with Lucie Arnaz

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

    Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, talks with NPR host and TV critic David Bianculli for a Father’s Day tribute to Desi, who changed the face of television — both on screen and behind the scenes — with “I Love...

  • Tiffany Haddish: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Flame Monroe

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 10, 2020.

    Actress, comedian, author and Emmy Award winner Tiffany Haddish discusses her work, creative process and career with comedian Flame Monroe, who was recently featured in the Emmy-nominated Netflix variety special “Tiffany Haddish Pres...

  • Margaret Cho: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Judy Gold

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

    Comedian, actress and author Margaret Cho candidly discusses her craft and comedy’s vital role in issues of social justice and equality with comedian Judy Gold in this National Comedy Center Conversation.

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  • Aidy Bryant & Lolly Adefope: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 3, 2020.

    Actress, comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant is joined by actress and comedian Lolly Adefope — Aidy’s co-star in the Hulu comedy series “Shrill” — for a conversation on comedy with comedian and SNL writer Anna Dre...

  • Roy Wood Jr.: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Wayne Federman

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

    Comedian, actor, producer and writer Roy Wood Jr. speaks about his multifaceted comedy career, including his experiences as a correspondent on The Daily Show, in a conversation hosted by comedian Wayne Federman for the National Co...

  • Kate Flannery: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 26, 2020.

    Comedic actress Kate Flannery, best known for her work on The Office, reflects on her acting career and the 15th anniversary of the popular TV series in a National Comedy Center Conversation with comedian and NPR host Ophira Eisenb...

  • Bill Engvall: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Rutledge Wood

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

    Comedian Bill Engvall discusses finding his unique comedic voice and the phenomenon of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour in a National Comedy Center Conversation hosted by Floor is Lava’s Rutledge Wood.

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  • A Carl Reiner Interview from the National Comedy Center Archives

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 19, 2020.

    An interview with comedy legend and founding National Comedy Center Advisory Board Member Carl Reiner from the Comedy Center Archives, featuring never-before-seen interview footage, plus a discussion about Carl Reiner’s genius with...

  • Howie Mandel: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Harrison Greenbaum

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

    Comedian, host and producer Howie Mandel discusses his vast career and his “say yes” philosophy with comedian Harrison Greenbaum in an exclusive National Comedy Center Conversation.

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  • Kenan Thompson: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 12, 2020.

    Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson, the longest-tenured cast member in SNL history and 2020 Emmy-nominee, discusses comedy with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.

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  • Alan Zweibel: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Kelly Carlin

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

    Original Saturday Night Live writer and five-time Emmy winner Alan Zweibel discusses his new memoir, "Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier," and his nearly five decades as an award-winning comedy writer with writer/...

  • Debra Messing: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Frank DeCaro

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 5, 2020.

    An interview with Emmy Award-winner Debra Messing in conversation about her work and career, Will & Grace, the art of comedy, and comedy legend Lucille Ball as a major influence on Messing throughout her career. Hosted by comedian a...

  • Jay Leno: A National Comedy Center Conversation (Part 2)

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

    Legendary comedian Jay Leno discusses his extensive career in stand-up, writing and late-night television in a conversation with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.

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