Newhart To Perform Oct. 11 During Half Marathon Weekend

JAMESTOWN – The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, Chautauqua Striders and the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena announced Tuesday that comedy legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K weekend. Newhart will be showcased Saturday, Oct. 11 in a night of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown. Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.lucyrace.com or by calling the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office at 484-7070.

Newhart was originally scheduled to perform Friday, but due to a scheduling conflict will now perform Saturday.

“Having a legend like Bob Newhart perform in Jamestown further proves that our city celebrates the best in comedy like no other,” said Journey Gunderson, executive director of the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy. “There is an excited buzz in the community and we’re looking forward to another great night of comedy that people will remember for years to come.”

Newhart is world-renowned for his deadpan delivery and lifelong success in comedy, and continues to sell out concert halls for young and old throughout America. He starred in two critically acclaimed long-running situation comedies, the 1970’s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and the 1980’s sitcom Newhart. He has won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and was named as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time by Comedy Central. Most recently he’s had starring roles in Elf and Horrible Bosses, and also won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Professor Proton in the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory.