Missed the opportunity to see your all-time favorite comedian up close and personal? Well, you might just be getting a second chance. The National Comedy Center plans to give routines of some of the world’s most prolific entertainers new life with the use of holograms.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, National Comedy Center chairman Tom Benson announced the new center would feature a comedy club “where folks can go back in time and witness a classic routine in a setting—God knows where it might have been—and experience that as if they were really there.”
According to The Times, Benson hopes to spotlight representations of famous comics like Milton Berle, Bob Hope, George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield. Discussions with the families and estates have not yet been finalized and the lineup is subject to change. The routines would be four to five minutes long from all different eras of comedy.
The National Comedy Center is slated to open sometime next year in Jamestown, NY. The city is the birthplace of Lucille Ball, and also the site of the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.