Crystal City Comedy

Crystal-City-Comedy-For-PostingThis night of raucous laughter brings the best damn talent from Ithaca, Binghamton, and Albany to your new home for stand-up comedy in Corning: Four Fights Distilling. Leave your kids to some other hapless sod for the night and join us for refined cocktails and ridiculous comedy. Don’t have any kids? Come for the jokes and to pre-game for Jonny’s sick rager.

To buy tickets:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3743613
($15 pre-sale or $20 at the door)

The comedians:

Mark Buckler
Your magnanimous host. Mark is the result of a deranged experiment to combine an ivy league PhD student with a low-life comedian. Having performed stand up on the east and west coast, his unique blend of silliness and sharp wit will leave you laughing and thinking.
https://twitter.com/Mark_Laughs

Kenneth McLaurin –
Kenneth, the North Carolina native has long gone by the moniker, “The Funniest Person You’ve Never Heard Of.” As a southern boy, living in Upstate NY, Kenneth’s southern fried outlook on parenting, marriage, divorce, our culture, and life in general, keeps audiences laughing with his infectious energy and affable nature. “Life’s a joke, find the funny” is his life’s motto, and all that know him will tell you Kenneth, has certainly found it. Witty, Clever, Insightful, sometimes Shocking, but always Funny is what you get with Kenneth.
https://www.facebook.com/KennethMclaurinComedian/

Makenzi Berg
Comedian and Producer, Makenzi Berg can be seen in clubs throughout the Capital Region and all over the state of New York. She’s the first place winner of the 2018 Utica Brew’s Laugh Contest and currently a Producer for Laughs on Lark, in Albany. She also Co-hosts and runs open mics at Savoy Taproom and Comedy Works in Saratoga. Makenzi’s humor has been described as charismatic, honest, and at times a bit silly. (Shark onesie strip teases for everyone!) A new comer to the Albany Scene, she has been turning heads for all the right reasons. Funny, Smart, and just entertaining.
http://www.makenziberg.com/

Mike Peters
He’s a Binghamton comedian and co-founder of P.S.Y.C.H. 607. Peters specializes in self-deprecating, observational humor. He’s a regular host at Spotlight in Binghamton and ran the Matty B’s open mic for a year before its close. Peters performed at the Funny Bone in Syracuse, the Greenwich Village Comedy Club in New York City, won the Utica Brews Laugh Contest and opened for Super Troopers’ Rabbit, Erik Stolhanske and Gilbert Gottfried. Peters told jokes throughout New York and Pennsylvania on the Family Circus Comedy Tour and produces shows all over the Binghamton area.
https://www.facebook.com/MikePetersComedian/

Deidre Mollura
Deidre Mollura is one of Ithaca’s strongest comedians. A co-founder of the Itha-ha comedy group, Mollura is a collector of oddities and a lover of the weird things in life. Mollura performs all across New York, was the runner-up in the 2018 Matty B’s Roast Battle championship and the Finger Lakes Funniest competition. She works for food, drinks and one time, a tomato plant.
https://www.facebook.com/Itha-ha-473406576328344/

Bryan Rylott
An open book on stage, Bryan Rylott spins hilarious tales about his unorthodox life on stage for everybody to enjoy. An Ithaca comedian, Rylott is non-stop laughs and is as quick as they come. He was crowned the Finger Lakes’ Funniest in 2018 after finishing second in 2016.

TBurg on Air: With Kenneth McLaurin, featuring, Keith Hannon.😆

Keith and Kenneth, Kenneth and Keith, Ebony and Ivory, side-by-side like the keys on my piano living in harmony, so why can’t we.

I always love hanging out with Keith. It was fun to be a guest on his podcast. Listen to it, follow it, like it, share it, be it.

Click on the picture below to get to the podcast.

We did it again! 🎼 Singing Notes and🎙 Slinging Jokes…… And in Danby nonetheless.

Man, we had fun at the Danby Gathery last night. SingTrece was singing🎼, I was joking🎙, and Trisha, the owner of the Gathery was at home babysitting 😜. Or at least what she said, she might have believed me and got scared, when I said I was going to make her a part of the show.😆. Next time Trisha, next time.

It was a beautiful evening with old and new friends. Heyyyyyyyyyyyy Tracy. 👋

And your boy looks good in a cowboy hat. 😎.

The wingwoman 😇SingTrece was FTD (Fresh To Death) fly as always. 👀 😲

And of course we had finish with the group song. 🎶

See you at the next event.

🎼SNSJ🎙

Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes: At The Danby Gathery

Don’t miss the new unique blend of music and storytelling that is changing the way the Finger Lakes experiences entertainment, and evening out.

Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes a unique blend of music, song, storytelling comedy and laughter from international touring and recording artist Singtrece, as she shares the stage with her partner in life comedian, storyteller, and spoken word artist Kenneth McLaurin Comedian.

International singer, songwriter, playwright, actress and premier hug giver SingTrece is a Superhero whose superpower is to sing to your spirit and your soul. It’s inspiring, when you hear Singtrece sing: you’re listening, hearing, feeling every word, living through every song with her.

Changing Lives One Positive Note At A Time” is SingTrece’s motto and life’s mission, which she expresses through her music. Enjoy an intimate experience with SingTrece as she sings inspirational songs about life, love, and our shared human experiences. And her talent is matched by her planet-sized personality, charming and inspiring people from the stage before doling out warm hugs all around after the show is over.

“The amazing standout performance was by Kenneth McLaurin, who is arguably the funniest comic working in the area. McLaurin has a professional and compelling stage presence. There is something organic about his performance. It is all a fluid piece. The material, his delivery, his physicality are all unified and remarkably funny.”
-ithaca.com

Kenneth McLaurin, the North Carolina native has long gone by the moniker, “The Funniest Person You’ve Never Heard Of.” But after the release of his album “Cuttin’ Up, Comedy at The Shop”, that is changing. As a southern boy, living in Upstate NY, Kenneth’s southern fried outlook on parenting, marriage, divorce, our culture, and life in general, keeps audiences laughing with his infectious energy and affable nature.

See you there.

Ithaca, NY 🌱 vs. New York, NY🗑, which is better?

-Subways🚈 vs. CSA’s🍏🌱

-NYPD🔫 vs. IPD🍩

-Congestion🚖 vs. Cupcakes 🍞

I’ll take Ithaca anytime. 😆

Especially, when there are CUPCAKES on The Commons! 😇SingTrece & 😂Kenneth got to be there! 🎼 Singing Notes,🎙 Slinging Jokes, and🍴Eating Cupcakes.😋

It was a chilly afternoon, and it’s cuffing season so I should have been at home boo’ed up. But raising awareness around mental health issues, and some 💰 to support local programs.

When I told Trece, we were getting paid in cupcakes she thought I was joking. Luckily they were some damn good cupcakes!!!

😂😂😂😂😂

As good as the cupcakes were the best part was singing with the #wingwoman. I bet you never heard this song “New York, New York, Ithaca, New York”😉 like thiiissssssss.

As always, see you at the next event. 😉

Trampoline: The Big Showdown

The winners of the past year’s monthly storytelling competition gather to compete for the title of Grand Storytelling Champion 2018 with the theme MISCELLANEOUS. There will be very important and prominent members of the community serving as our judges.

The grand prize is sponsored by The Cherry Artspace!
Runner-up prizes sponsored by Buffalo Street Books!
And the ducks are BIG!

Doors and bar open at 6:45 • The battle starts at 7:00 • $5

COMPETING FOR THE TITLE:
Rose Fritzky-RandolphBenjamin George Mumford-ZiskJulie GlanvilleJulie GlanvilleMichael RobertsPeter D BakijaTavis FlanaganEdna BrownMarina GershonKenneth McLaurin Comedian, and Roselyn Teukolsky.

Hosted by The Mighty Mickie Quinn.

Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes: Community Arts Partnership

Don’t miss the new unique blend of music and storytelling that is changing the way the Finger Lakes experiences entertainment, and evening out. Then we gonna RAISE some money for Robin and CAP as well!

Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes a unique blend of music, song, storytelling comedy and laughter from international touring and recording artist SingTrece, as she shares the stage with her partner in life comedian, storyteller, and spoken word artist Kenneth McLaurin.

International singer, songwriter, playwright, actress and premier hug giver SingTrece is a Superhero whose superpower is to sing to your spirit and your soul. It’s inspiring, when you hear Singtrece sing: you’re listening, hearing, feeling every word, living through every song with her.

Changing Lives One Positive Note At A Time” is SingTrece’s motto and life’s mission, which she expresses through her music. Enjoy an intimate experience with SingTrece as she sings inspirational songs about life, love, and our shared human experiences. And her talent is matched by her planet-sized personality, charming and inspiring people from the stage before doling out warm hugs all around after the show is over.

“The amazing standout performance was by Kenneth McLaurin, who is arguably the funniest comic working in the area. McLaurin has a professional and compelling stage presence. There is something organic about his performance. It is all a fluid piece. The material, his delivery, his physicality are all unified and remarkably funny.”
-ithaca.com

Kenneth McLaurin, the North Carolina native has long gone by the moniker, “The Funniest Person You’ve Never Heard Of.” But after the release of his album “Cuttin’ Up, Comedy at The Shop”, that is changing. As a southern boy, living in Upstate NY, Kenneth’s southern fried outlook on parenting, marriage, divorce, our culture, and life in general, keeps audiences laughing with his infectious energy and affable nature.

See you there.

Black on Black Comedy Show II

Since the first was such a success, Taury Seward and P.S.Y.C.H. 607 are bringing back another batch of comedic gold for Black on Black Comedy Show II on Saturday, Oct. 6. Comedians are coming from Binghamton, Ithaca, Syracuse and Philadelphia to bring in the crowd at Spotlight.

Charisma “Ris” Wyse, Will Cary, Mike Terry, Kenneth McLaurin, MrJaxn and your host, Taury Seward, will be ready to go.

The show will start at 9 p.m., and tickets will be available for $5 online and at the door, which will open at 8 p.m.

About the comedians:
Taury Seward, a co-founder of P.S.Y.C.H. 607, won the Who’s Got Next? Rochester tournament and is a regular at Matty B’s and Spotlight. He works steadily around New York and Pennsylvania and enjoys Bob Dylan, spam and amusement parks. He’s a crowd favorite and always helpful at the grocery store. Seward runs the successful Laughs with Friends series and lives in constant fear of his grandfather.

Ris has been active in the Binghamton comedy scene for years. A radio personality with WJOB 93.3 FM and a promoter, Ris hosted the Spotlight open mic in Binghamton and is always ready for a party.

Will Cary is a Philadelphia comedian who specializes in playing with the crowd. A cook when he’s not on stage, Cary has worked all around the Philadelphia and Scranton areas and New York City.

Mike Terry is an established comedian in the Syracuse scene. Quiet until he gets on the mic, Terry is a strong comic who’s done time at the Funny Bone and was a regular at the ‘Cuse Comedy Showcase.

Kenneth McLaurin has long gone by the moniker “The Funniest Person You’ve Never Heard Of,” but because of the success of his freshman album, “Cuttin’ Up, Comedy at The Shop,” he now adds the title of most listened to person on Spotify in the Village of Ithaca. Witty, clever, Insightful and sometimes shocking, but always funny is what you get with McLaurin.

A Syracuse native who specializes in observational comedy, MrJaxn has spent time spent at the Funny Bone in Syracuse and New York City, He won the Utica Brews Laugh Contest and was a finalist in the 2017 Utica Comedy Cup. MrJaxn works all over the state, opened for Tammy Pescatelli in Auburn and was selected to appear on Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics at the Broadway Comedy Club.

SingTrece and Stone Cold Miracle

SingTrece and Stone Cold Miracle

It’s immediate, when you hear Elbonee, “SingTrece” Stevenson sing: you’re listening, hearing, feeling every word, living through every song with her. And her talent is matched by her planet-sized personality, charming and inspiring people from the stage before doling out warm hugs all around after the show is over.

Behind her, the band is surging, a raw blast of soul energy with an urgent rock edge. Ithaca, NY soul band Stone Cold Miracle quickly built a name after forming in the summer of 2014. Soon they were opening for national acts like Son Little, Sister Sparrow + the Dirty Birds, and GRAMMY nominee Shemekia Copeland.  Three years later, the band is a bona fide headliner itself, and has had the privilege of performing on big stages at the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival and X Ambassadors’ inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival, along with regular performances at bars, clubs, breweries, wineries, festivals and concert series around the Finger Lakes.

In November 2017, Stone Cold Miracle released their debut album, Love Without A Doubt. Recorded by Michael Stark and mixed by Steve Goldman, the 11-track album ushers in a new era for the acclaimed group as they continue to captivate audiences with uplifting, impassioned and fierce performances.

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