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National Comedy Center opens in 'I Love Lucy' star's town

The National Comedy Center is open for laughs in "I Love Lucy" comedian Lucille Ball's hometown.

The $50 million cultural institution is in the western New York city of Jamestown and tells the story of comedy from its origins to the present with a mix of interactive exhibits, a hologram theater and comedy artifacts such as the late George Carlin's archives.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) on Wednesday helped cut the ribbon on the nonprofit center, which received $9 million in state funding.

Amy Schumer, Lewis Black and Dan Aykroyd are among comedians set to appear during this week's grand opening celebration.

The center was inspired by Ball, who...

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