Jay Leno to headline LucyFest

In this March 12, 2014, photo provided by Gilda's LaughFest, Jay Leno performs in Grand Rapids, Mich. Leno ended his headlining set Wednesday night during an annual festival of laughter by announcing a $10,000 donation to Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. (AP Photo/Gilda's LaughFest)

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – Jay Leno will be the headliner this August for the annual Lucile Ball Comedy Festival. Leno, after recently stepping down from “The Tonight Show” will perform in Jamestown on August 9th.

The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy announced on Wednesday that comedians Jay Leno and Tom Cotter will be major draws for the festival which runs August 6-10.

This year’s event will also see the return of Lucie Arnaz, in a “Comics to Watch” showcase hosted by comedian Caroline Rhea. The show features rising comedians in the industry.

Learn more about the festival at www.lucycomedyfest.com. You can secure tickets for the festival by calling the box office at (716)484-0800. Public on-sale begins April 18th at noon EST.