ANNUAL COMEDY FESTIVAL GOES AHEAD VIRTUALLY

The annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is going virtual.

The festival in the comedy legend’s hometown of Jamestown, New York, will stream conversations with artists over three weekends, starting Friday.

Big names include Lin-Manuel Miranda..and Weird Al Yankovic and two dozen others.

The 29th annual event will pay tribute to Carl Reiner, t creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show who died in June at the age of 98.

The non-profit National Comedy Centre was founded in Ball’s hometown, which the “I Love Lucy” star had envisioned as a destination for comedy The festival drew crowds last year but is among many events forced to improvise due to the pandemic.