A spectacular but inviting collection of small intimate interactive
theaters situated in a user friendly, warm and comfortable down home setting, like any American Town Square.
Patrons can visit a number of hilarious audience participation attractions while strolling in this wonderful and conducive atmosphere.
There are park benches and it feels like outdoors. Mechanical parrots sit on perches and give you a passing insult. There is a fortune telling lady who looks fake but is real. She’ll tell you a fortune to knock your socks off!!
The Town Square square audience participation “hands on” theaters include:
Patrons are invited to choose a short three or four joke comedy routine from a computer screen.
They can choose from over 50 routines originally performed by the top stand-up comedians.
Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Cosby, Henny Youngman, Don Rickles, Martin & Lewis, John Stewart, Dane Cook, Abbot & Costello, Steve Martin, etc…
Patrons are placed in front of a facsimile of a comedy club stage. They read their chosen jokes from a screen. There is a fake audience and a fake laugh track…
Now they have a complete professional finished product on DVD.
The DVD of their “act” can be purchased on the way out of the exhibition in the ICHF retail shop. The “acts” are also used in the ICHF reality show series “So You Want to be a Comedian?”
Patrons are invited to choose from a list a scene from a favorite television sitcom.
Say you pick “Seinfeld”…
The patron stands in front of a green screen and are shown two or three lines which they will recite like:
“I didn’t know the dog was there?”
“I told you that would happen”
“Don’t make me laugh!”
“I know you didn’t mean that!”
“Kramer you’re a loser!
They are then computer generated into a Seinfeld scene making it appear as if they were actually in that episode.The finished professional result on DVD can be purchased on the way out at the ICHF concession hall.
Upon entering, patrons see sight gags
from all the Three Stooges movies. Patrons are taken through a very short course in slapstick by comedic actors dressed as the Three Stooges, which include how to do a prat fall and how to throw a pie.
There is a giant shooting gallery type stall where patrons can throw pies at their least favorite public figure. Imagine throwing a pie at Hillary Clinton, Keith Olberman, Bill O’Reilly, Governor Arnold, Darth Vader, Cruella Deville. Dennis Miller, Glenn Beck, Bart Simpson, and/or Marilyn Manson, Dracula, a teacher, a proctologist, the tax man and a dentist.
Additionally there is a room where family & friends don plastic raincoats & can throw pies at each other.
At the conclusion of the university course patrons receive a diploma and a photo of themselves with the three stooges. They will go out of there “graduates” of the School of Slapstick.
During family hours it is sectioned off into a 200
seat theatre for a series of 20 minute
re-enactments of the best loved comedy scenes
from motion pictures & television.
You’ll see Lucy & Desi, plus the bean eating
scene from “Blazing Saddles”, and a scene
from “Saved By The Bell”, “All In The Family”,
& “That 70′s Show”.
These shows and many more rotate.
Patrons will have their pictures taken with
the look-alikes after the show.
Later, the versatile “Tribute Theatre”, opens up to a 500 seater and becomes the night-time
After 8 p.m. it features a live variety format that includes the very latest stand-up
comedians & and array of fast guys & gals.
Two shows a night at 8 & 10:30. Comedians rotate each week.
***The main stage (using the latest high-tech hydraulics) can be transformed
into a state of the art television studio. This would include editing facilities.
The original “Jester’s Restaurant” features a
comedy wait staff, surprise comedy scenes at a
table nearby & a stage featuring a crazy non-stop
Diners have a computer screen in their tables,so
they can gong the act they don’t like. The
computer trips when enough patrons gong
an act off the stage.
The computer voting is not pure as this is an
entertainment and the acts are booked for
their various skills at strange and inventive
performances, mostly culled from
“America’s Got Talent” type shows and actual
auditions held in the hall.
At any given table 2 of the alumni of the “School Of Comedy” might start up as actual customers and engage the patrons in a scene like you might see in “Tony & Tina’s Wedding”.
“Jester’s” features authentic comedy memorabilia decor and the menu is a hoot…but the food is great!
A separate entrance leads the happy
couple into a small reception area
and a well appointed and amusing
chapel where daring couples with
great senses of humor can be
married in various ceremonies
of their choice by anyone from
Big Foot to Mr. T.
Of course, part of their wedding
present is a comp visit to the hall,
and a free DVD of the proceedings
plus free drinks at the long bar at
The bathrooms are also a surprise.
Attached to the live theatre complex is an exclusive and sophisticated
late night bar. Comprised of a long bar plus private booths and an __
open communal area. _____________________________________
The bar and the theatre can both be reached from _______________
“The Comedy Walk Of Fame” through a separate, _______________
exclusive entrance. ______________________________________
“The Tag Line” will become the watering hole for show biz people __
and their guests. It will be “the” place for celebrity watching. _____
It will feature a piano bar and will always have quiet____________
sophisticated music happening. It will have an exclusive feel to it. _
Photos of the comedy greats will be everywhere… _____________
“The Tag Line” will be exclusive and sexy and not at all like the loud brassy club scene.
The ICHF will produce its annual “ICHF Awards Show” from the theater. Each year the Hall of Fame will induct at least ten major comedy names into the hall of fame during a two hour live award show that features awards in all comedy categories.
Best Movie comedy. / Best TV comedy. / Best actor in a comedy movie / Best actress in a comedy movie/Same for TV/ Best comedy scene in a movie/Best cable comedy/Best stand up routine, male/Best stand up routine, female/Best web comedy/Best radio comedy/Best writers/Best producer/Best director etc…
Inductees will be introduced by today’s freshest and most popular comics. Robin Williams will induct Jonathan Winters, Dane Cook will induct Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres will induct Phyllis Diller, Desi Arnaz Jr. will induct Lucy posthumously, David Letterman will induct Johnny Carson posthumously, Craig Ferguson will induct David Letterman etc.
This will be a heartwarming and hilarious off the cuff show.
As the daily patrons of “The Comedy Hall of Fame” find their way back through the hilarious attractions and encounter the mechanical talking parrots…the mimes being chased and locked up…the photo booth that asked you to pull the weirdest face of the week & win a prize, they come back to the main Concession Hall where they pick up the DVD’s of their performances and can visit the coffee shop and Comedy Video Library where a massive array of comedy material is available.Adjacent to the Concession Hall, they can look in the radio and television news booths, where various inductees into the “Comedy Hall of Fame” are interviewed on a daily basis, and there’s always something going on.
“The International Comedy Hall Of Fame” will always leave ‘em laughing….
That’s our job, and we wouldn’t want it any other way…