JAMESTOWN, NY-- Governor Cuomo was in Jamestown Thursday at the National Comedy Center construction site to announce state funds to sponsor the National Comedy Center.

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is underway down in Jamestown right now.

The state is committing $500,000 to sponsor the center as part of the I Love New York campaign.

The comedy center is scheduled to open next year. Developers say it could make Jamestown a household name. Not only is the topic of the museum unique, but exhibits will be state-of-the-art. Built with RFID technology, each visitor's experience can be customized to individual preferences. There are also plans to build a hologram room where the audience can watch standup comedy.