Comedy Hall of Fame Building

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Basic Information

Address: 2435 US Highway 19, Holiday, FL 34691
Phone Number: 727-656-9867
Fax Number: 727-214-1150
Director: David Spezza

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: All Days and hours
Description:

What Is The National Comedy Hall of Fame®?

The Official National Comedy Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit entity that pays tribute to the legacy of all forms of comedy in our history and the laughter we have enjoyed over all the years. Our mission is to preserve and celebrate the history of Comedy and to honor the "Great Legends of Comedy" who have dedicated their lives to improve the world we live in by sharing with us their humor and bestowing upon us the greatest gift of all, LAUGHTER.

The Museum

Once inside of the National Comedy Hall of Fame® (NCHOF) you will see a wide variety of comedy history and memorabilia! View exciting exhibits on the history of theater, from the early Greeks up until the Reconstruction era of the United States! From there, explore exciting exhibits on the comedy industry, from the era of vaudeville and radio to television and modern cinema. If you have time on your first visit - and you are sure to return, also go into the National Comedy Hall of Fame Museum Library to read documents and watch some of our vast visual media content we have assembled! The Museum Library contains numerous posters, photographs, videos, and other precious items from the estates of some of the best comedians to make this trip one to remember!

Programs

We have programs that can include any of the following:

  1. Access to the one and only National Comedy Hall of Fame Museum
  2. Escape Rooms for all age levels and for teambuilding exercises
  3. Comedy Time Tunnel Presentations - Join us for this enchanting comedy ride starting in the 1800s including vaudeville, stand-up, theatre, and on to the early days of radio and the beginning of TV comedy! The event is narrated by the curator of the National Comedy Museum. You will see rare footage of some of the greatest comedians in the industry such as Milton Berle, Abbott & Costello, George Burns and more!
  4. Arcade
  5. Event Center for special performances from comedians, magicians and more
  6. Theater - Special performances available for all age groups
Grade Levels:
K-5
6-8
9-12
Group Type: Any
Disabled Access:

Yes

Program Type:

What Is The National Comedy Hall of Fame®?

The Official National Comedy Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit entity that pays tribute to the legacy of all forms of comedy in our history and the laughter we have enjoyed over all the years. Our mission is to preserve and celebrate the history of Comedy and to honor the “Great Legends of Comedy” who have dedicated their lives to improve the world we live in by sharing with us their humor and bestowing upon us the greatest gift of all, LAUGHTER.
 

The Museum

Once inside of the National Comedy Hall of Fame® (NCHOF) you will see a wide variety of comedy history and memorabilia! View exciting exhibits on the history of theater, from the early Greeks up until the Reconstruction era of the United States! From there, explore exciting exhibits on the comedy industry, from the era of vaudeville and radio to television and modern cinema. If you have time on your first visit – and you are sure to return, also go into the National Comedy Hall of Fame Museum Library to read documents and watch some of our vast visual media content we have assembled! The Museum Library contains numerous posters, photographs, videos, and other precious items from the estates of some of the best comedians to make this trip one to remember!

Programs

We have programs that can include any of the following:

  1. Access to the one and only National Comedy Hall of Fame Museum
  2. Escape Rooms for all age levels and for teambuilding exercises
  3. Comedy Time Tunnel Presentations - Join us for this enchanting comedy ride starting in the 1800s including vaudeville, stand-up, theatre, and on to the early days of radio and the beginning of TV comedy!  The event is narrated by the curator of the National Comedy Museum.  You will see rare footage of some of the greatest comedians in the industry such as Milton Berle,  Abbott & Costello, George Burns and more! 
  4. Arcade
  5. Event Center for special performances from comedians, magicians and more
  6. Theater - Special performances available for all age groups
Accreditation: Library of Congress, Smithsonian, American Alliance of Museums, American Museum of Natural History, National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Geographic, Edgar A Poe Museum, US Chamber of Comperess, Friars Club
Admission/Tickets: Varies by Group size
Registration: By Appointment
Food: Avaialbe upon request
Length of Visit: 2 hours to full day
Student/Staff Ratio: As needed
Max. Group Number: Depends on which events we are providing - 60-150 per hour
Group Requirements: Advance reservation
Return Policy: Negotiable
Exhibits: From the beginning of Comedy with the Ancient Greeks to the Comedians of Today
Freebies: We will work something out.
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Yes
Retail Store: Yes
Amenities: Gift Shop, Museum, Escape Rooms, Event Center, Theater, covered bus drop off, bus parking, large parking lot.
Videos/DVDs Shown: Comedy Clips and interviews.
Reservations Needed: No, but preferred for larger groups
Directions:

Once in Tampa Bay head to US Highway 19 and we are a few miles past Tarpon Springs in Holiday, FL

Nearby Attractions: Tarpon Sponge Docks, Beaches, Busch Gardens, Dali Museum
Mission Statement:

The Official National Comedy Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit entity that pays tribute to the legacy of all forms of comedy in our history and the laughter we have enjoyed over all the years. Our mission is to preserve and celebrate the history of Comedy and to honor the “Great Legends of Comedy” who have dedicated their lives to improve the world we live in by sharing with us their humor and bestowing upon us the greatest gift of all, LAUGHTER.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Laugher is the best medicine

Testimonials:

Available upon Request

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHlqhZOdia0&t=1s

Facility History:

30 years of inductions and preserving history.

Additional Information:

Available upon request