Trump makes it official – it’s the National Comedy Center
WASHINGTON – President Trump Tuesday signed legislation that officially makes Jamestown’s National Comedy Center just that.
“Jamestown is now to comedy what Cooperstown is to baseball and Cleveland is to rock and roll,” said Rep. Tom Reed, the Corning Republican who sponsored the bill.
The designation was included in a larger bill on natural resources management, which Congress passed two weeks ago. New York’s two Democratic senators joined Reed in pushing for the designation.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer called the center a “tourism magnet,” and Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand said it is “a celebration of talent.”
The official federal designation of the Comedy Center is expected to boost promotional efforts at the facility.
– Jerry Zremski