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Children of comedy legends to talk legacy during Lucy fest roundtable

JAMESTOWN – Melissa Rivers, Kelly Carlin, Violet Stiel and Julian Ramis will participate in a comedy roundtable July 31 during the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.

“Comedy Legacies: Rivers, Ramis & Carlin” will celebrate the legacies of Joan Rivers, George Carlin and Harold Ramis, as the $40 million National Comedy Center prepares to break ground.

The discussion will be moderated by Kelly Carlin and recorded for broadcast on her SiriusXM radio program, “The Kelly Carlin Show.” The event will get underway with an interview of Stiel and Ramis about the legacy of their father, the late Harold Ramis – widely considered one of the most influential comedy writer-directors of all-time, with credits including “Stripes,” “Caddyshack” and “Animal House.” The event will continue with Carlin interviewing Melissa Rivers, the executive producer and co-host of “Fashion Police” and author of “The Book of Joan,” about her mother. comedy legend Joan Rivers, who died in 2014.

The roundtable begins at 6 p.m. in Reg Lenna Center For the Arts, East Third Street.

Kelly Carlin also will be bringing her one-woman show, “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George,” to the festival on Aug. 1. Ticket information for the roundtable and all festival events is available at, or by calling the box office at (716) 484-0800.