JAMESTOWN - The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy announces that Tammy Pescatelli will be joining an already star-studded lineup that includes Billy Gardell and Paula Poundstone for its annual Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy, Aug. 1-5. Pescatelli, winner of Comedy Central's 2010 Stand-Up Showdown, will be performing at the Stand-Up Showcase on Aug. 3. Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, will be the host and musical guest of the showcase Friday. Tickets are on sale at LucyComedyFest.com.
Being one of the Final Five on NBC's "Last Comic Standing 2" catapulted Pescatelli's career. She has appeared twice as a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and has also appeared on "National Lampoons Funny Money," NBC's "Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best" and Comedy Central's "The World Stands Up!"
Pescatelli also recently appeared in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central, "Comedy Central Presents: Tammy Pescatelli." More recently, she has performed on TBS's "Evening at the Laugh Factory" and "Last Call with Carson Daly." She has also been a guest a number of times on the syndicated show "Comics Unleashed" and was chosen for their Best of the Best worldwide top selling DVD.
The festival also features Billy Gardell, star of the CBS hit "Mike & Molly" and his own 2011 Comedy Central Special: "Halftime, Paula Poundstone." He was named one of the "Top 100 Comedians of All Time" by Comedy Central. He also was in "The Story Pirates," a critically-acclaimed kids comedy show that recently performed live with Conan O'Brien.
Tickets for Live Lucy Radio Plays, Dinner Theater with The Ricardos & Mertzes, the first ever Lucy Olympics, a "Party on the Plaza" which features live music and spirits, museum and town tours, Late Night Comedy shows in the Tropicana Room and more are available at LucyComedyFest.com or by phone at 484-0800.