The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York (the hometown of Lucille Ball!) is one of 20 attractions vying for the Best New Attraction honor in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. A panel of travel experts narrowed down the list of finalists. It is now up to the public to vote and decide a winner.
Plenty of comedians, including Lewis Black and Jim Gaffigan, are joining the cause. And it appears their efforts are paying off. As of the afternoon of December 21, the National Comedy Center is in first place, just ahead of Gathering Place in Tulsa.
This definitely got my vote as “Best New Attraction”. If you love Comedy, you’re going to want to spend time there. You will not only laugh, you will be astonished.https://t.co/Gu6jZaln4d pic.twitter.com/Y5c5PnWrbC
— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) December 14, 2018
Have you voted for @USATODAY’s Best New Attraction?! Make @NtlComedyCenter #1 and vote today & everyday thru Jan 7! The first & ONLY national scale cultural attraction celebrating the art form of comedy deserves this award! VOTE! https://t.co/FXIIUi98gi
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) December 21, 2018
The National Comedy Center is the first national-scale cultural attraction dedicated specifically to comedy. The museum tells history of comedy in America, from the early days of silent movies to current viral stars. The museum includes more than 50 exhibits that can be catered to each visitor’s comedy tastes. There are also plenty of interactive activities that let guests draw cartoons, perform stand-up, and more!
Click here to vote for the National Comedy Center as the Best New Attraction of 2018. You can vote once each day. Voting is open through 12:00 p.m. EST on January 7, and the winner will be announced at noon EST on January 18. So do your part to get this institution the recognition it deserves!