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Freedonia Marxonia: Info about the Marx Brothers and other events

"The Four Marx Brothers"

Photo of the Marx Brothers   photo source
Chico, Zeppo, Groucho, Harpo

Information about the Marx Brothers

Two sources for information about the Marx Brothers, their movies, and other facets of their lives and careers are and the blog Travalanche.

Other events of interest

2018 is an exciting year for Chautauqua County. (Fredonia is in the northern part of the county.)  In August, the National Comedy Center has its grand opening, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, NY.   
From August 1 to 5, prominent comic stars such as Lily Tomlin, some of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, Amy Schumer, and Fran Drescher will be in Jamestown!  There will also be tours, a variety of shows, talks, and more.

Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown. She was featured in the 1938 Marx Brothers movie Room  Service. She and Harpo recreated the mirror scene from Duck Soup in the classic 1955 episode of I Love LucyAs stated on the National Comedy Center's website, "The  National Comedy Center embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for her hometown of Jamestown, New York to become a destination for the celebration of comedy in a way that   educates, fosters and inspires."


An Evening with Groucho poster

Check the national and international touring schedule of 
this wonderful performer.  We are thrilled that he will be here in Fredonia for Freedonia Marxonia 2018!


Marx Brothers experts Matthew Coniam (author of The Annotated Marx Brothers), Noah Diamond (Freedonia Marxonia 2017's special guest), and Bob Gassel discuss the Marx Brothers during the The Marx Brothers Council Podcast.


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