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The National Comedy Center is nominated for 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards of 2018

It turns out that a second regional attraction is competing for votes from the public. Moments ago, I learned that the National Comedy Center has also been nominated for USA Today’s 2018 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards. Earlier today, I was made aware that Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center was a contender in the competition. That means that WNY has at least two worthy travel destinations competing for the award. 

“When the leaderboard was hidden by USA Today two days ago, the National Comedy Center was in the lead (running neck and neck with a park in Tulsa).  We believe that a win for Western New York would be wonderful — either the National Comedy Center or the Underground Railroad Heritage Center. We do hope Western New Yorkers will vote daily, now through Monday at noon,” said Gary Hahn of the National Comedy Center. “We’ve had lots of support from the comedy and entertainment community. Carl Reiner, Jim Gaffigan, Lily Tomlin, Lewis Black, Lucie Arnaz, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Seinfeld’s manager George Shapiro, and the estates of George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield, Lenny Bruce, and Rose Marie have all been posting on social media, asking people to vote for the National Comedy Center.”

The National Comedy Center is located in legendary comedic character Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY.

Learn more about regional attraction.

The winner of “Best New Attraction” will be announced on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Lead image courtesy National Comedy Center

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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