‘Seinfeld’ and ‘The Tonight Show’

Comedy writer, comedian Pat Hazell coming to Reg Lenna Center

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts invites the community to take a fun look back a few decades with a live comedy performance on their stage and a retro art show in 3rd on 3rd Gallery.

Headlining on Saturday, March 4 will be former Seinfeld and Tonight Show with Jay Leno writer, Pat Hazell performing his one-man show The Wonder Bread Years at 8 p.m. in The Reg theater.

Blurring the line between stand-up comedy and theater, Hazell’s performance is a funny look back at growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Preceding the performance at 6 p.m. will be Retr-O: A 1960s Art Show in 3rd on 3rd Gallery. Artists Gary Peters Jr., Riko Chandra and Katherine Stuart feature their contemporary art that nods to modernists in the past, including some familiar people, places and things recognizable to many generations.

Reg Marketing Director, Len Barry says, “The Greater Jamestown community loves to look back on the past, share stories and memories and remember the way things were. These events are a special thank-you to the public for keeping the good times alive and well.”

The Wonder Bread Years, created and performed by Hazell, was written as a salute to Americana and to restore a sense of wonder that can be lost at times. The show evokes many memories for Baby Boomers including sitting at the kids table at family get-togethers, riding in the way back of the family station wagon, holiday traditions and popular commercial brands like Twister and Wonder Bread.

Pat Hazell was one of the original writers of NBC’s hit comedy, “Seinfeld” and is a stand-up veteran of “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. He is also a contributing commentator to National Public Radio.

Pat Hazell’s The Wonder Bread Years is performed live on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $8 for children under 12 and $18 for adults.

At 6 p.m. on March 4, artists displaying in Retr-O: A 1960s Art Show will meet the public in a free reception at 3rd on 3rd Gallery. Gary Robert Peters Jr., Riko Chandra and Katherine Stuart look back to the pop-inspired art culture of the 1960s (and 1950s). This will be the last art show in they gallery before it is moved into a remodeled space on 3rd Street as part of major renovations at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts.

The show opened to the public on Monday. 3rd on 3rd Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 116 E. 3rd St at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Gallery shows are made possible by a grant from New York State Council on the Arts.

For tickets to The Wonder Bread Years, call 484-7070, buy online at reglenna.com or visit the box office at 116 E. 3rd St. Tuesday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Wonder Bread Years is sponsored by DFT Communications and Comfort Inn of Jamestown — the official hotel of Reg Lenna Center for The Arts.

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