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One of the greatest places in the world is in Western New York, according to Time magazine. The National Comedy Center in Jamestown was selected among 100 sights which are featured in the magazine's Sept. 2 cover story titled, "World's 100 Greatest Places  2019." The magazine is available on newsstands Friday; the complete list was released Thursday at Time.com. The …

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Carrie Underwood. Tiger Woods. Beyonce. And Buffalo. People magazine says our city is one of the "100 Reasons to Love America in 2019." The magazine released its annual summer list last week and it is included in its July 1 issue. The magazine wraps up its reasoning in two sentences: "A rust-belt city having a renaissance. Spectacular late-19th-century architectur…

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LONG ISLAND CITY – Jim Gaffigan was reflecting in the corner of a cavernous Queens soundstage, just across the East River from Manhattan, where he lives with his wife, Jeannie, and their five children. “I don’t know if 10 years ago I could have made the brain-tumor stuff funny,” said Gaffigan, who was talking about his wife’s pear-sized brain tumor – which, as he point…

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JAMESTOWN — All last week, on a pair of large screens built into the brick walls of the new National Comedy Center, videos scrolled of celebrity after celebrity lauding Jamestown. Lauding in the way that comedians do. “Congratulations to the National — what is it?” asked Billy Crystal, seeming to speak to someone off camera. “National Comedy Center in — Where is it? …

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JAMESTOWN – Journey Gunderson is in the final days of an eight-year quest that has evoked laughter (not always the variety it’s supposed to) and tears (mostly joyful, but sometimes the other kind). This quest has cost tens of millions of dollars and, the way it’s felt lately, even more hours. “I’ve been sleeping three hours a night,” said Gunderson, with nary a trace…

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A star-studded lineup has been released for the unveiling of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Dan Aykroyd and alumni from the original season of "Saturday Night Live" are slated to perform Aug. 1-5 at venues near the comedy center, 2 W. Third St., Jamestown. Tickets will be ava…