During Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K Weekend

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, Chautauqua Striders and the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena are proud to announce comedy legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K weekend. Newhart will be showcased Oct. 11 in a night of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, N.Y. Tickets are now available for purchase online at or by calling the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office at (716)484-7070.

“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.”

Comedian Bob Newhart is world-renowned for his deadpan delivery and lifelong success in comedy. He starred in two critically acclaimed long-running situation comedies, the 1970s sitcom “The Bob Newhart Show” and the 1980s 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 his portrayal of Professor Proton in the hit television show, “The Big Bang Theory.”

Comedy-lovers and runners of all abilities will visit the Jamestown area October 11 & 12 for a weekend of special events in addition to Bob Newhart’s performance, highlighted by an attempt at breaking the world record for most people Grape Stomping, a 5K run/walk, kids run, 13.1-mile half marathon and sports expo.

The 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon is the USATF Niagara Half Marathon Championship. The certified half-marathon course, which begins and ends in Jamestown, runs through the neighboring towns of Lakewood and Celoron.

Lucy Town organizers are still seeking groups or individuals to serve as event volunteers. No running experience necessary as there are a wide variety of roles needed for the weekend event. Positions may be available for a wide array of skills and interest, ranging from registering athletes and distributing information, to providing course side refreshments at water and food stations. For more information or to sign up, visit