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Visiting Comedians Can Use Space To Record Podcasts

The National Comedy Center Podcast Lounge will allow visiting comedians a space to record their own podcasts. P-J Photo by Jordan W. Patterson

A new sign is noticeable downtown Jamestown with the name the National Comedy Center Podcast Lounge hanging above the previous location for the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum at North Main and Fourth streets.

The podcast lounge was set up for visiting comedians to use as a studio for their podcasts if they choose to use the space, according to Steve Neilans, the marketing and communications coordinator for the National Comedy Center. He said the building is not a part of the National Comedy Center experience, but rather a space for comedians to utilize.

So far, comedian Judy Gold is scheduled to use the space on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. for her podcast “Kill Me Now with Judy Gold.”

Gold is visiting Jamestown during the Lucille Ball Festival, and can be seen at the Reg Lenna Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. alongside Lewis Black, W. Kamau Ball, Tom Cotter, Hari Kondabolu, Kerri Louise among others.

Neilans said more comedians are welcome to use the space, but noted that no other visiting comedians have scheduled time in the podcast lounge. He also said the building is being used as extra office space for the comedy center. It was unclear if the building, in the form of the podcast lounge, would remain in operation once the Lucille Ball Festival had concluded.

Previously, the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum used the building to showcase numerous airplanes and helicopters. Last December, museum officials began to vacate the property prior to the museum’s lease expiring with the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum in January.

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