National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival 2020

National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival 2020

THESE PROGRAMS EXPIRE ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

Exclusive programming from the National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival featuring candid, in-depth conversations with major artists about their work, careers, influences and the art of comedy. To watch more National Comedy Center programs, visit the National Comedy Center Anywhere channel at https://anywhere.comedycenter.org/pages/livestream.

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National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival 2020
  • George Carlin: A National Comedy Center Birthday Celebration, Part 1

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 Alle...

  • George Carlin: A National Comedy Center Birthday Celebration, Part 2

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Comedians, comedy writers and friends reflect on George Carlin’s comedy and long-standing influence, including conversations with comedians Sebastian Maniscalco and Jim Norton, plus tributes from Steve Wright, Richard Lewis, Elayne Boosler, Penn Jill...

  • Kenan Thompson: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 med...

  • Jay Leno: A National Comedy Center Conversation (Part 1)

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Saturday, August 15, 2020.

    A special presentation of Part 1 of The National Comedy Center's "Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival" discussion with comedian Jay Leno. Hosted by Stephen J. Morrison, Leno discusses hi...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 medi...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 hos...

  • Jerry Stiller: A National Comedy Center Father's Day Tribute

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Originally broadcast 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 Na...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, November 7, 2020.

    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 Ro...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 Greenb...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 ...

  • Gabriel Iglesias: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 ...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 Mess...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 24, 2020.

    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...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 ...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 c...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 Ce...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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-nominate...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 Conver...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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 R...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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...

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

    THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES ON 4/30/21 AT 11:59 P.M.

    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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