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The Not Spring Writes Literary Festival Comedy Show

Comedy on the Commons is back! Bringing you the best Upstate, and Central New York Comedians!

But, Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……………….. This show is a secret!

AND, We need to make sure that YOU know The NOT Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival Comedy Show is not supported, endorsed, or sanctioned by the Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival, The Park Foundation, CAP, The Clinton Foundation, or Svante Myrick’s Tinder Account….. Ok, maybe the Mayor’s Tinder account would be down for this.

We know….. The NOT Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival Comedy Show is right dab smack in the middle of the Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival, and…. it has some of our favorite, Springy Artsy Literary people who write, as well as a touring comic or two, but is in no way associated with the Spring Writes Arts Festival.

Seriously this show is NOT associated in any way with Spring Writes….  So you don’t have to tell Robin….. Please…

But we do have some people on The NOT Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival Comedy Show who have been in, and are currently involved in this year’s Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival…… and

Hosted by Kenneth McLaurin, Ithaca’s favorite comedian!

Featuring Chris Holmes the only person who can streak standing still.  Don’t worry, this is a clothes on show. However, we have agreed that body paint is technically clothing.

Michelle Courtney Berry Berry is an author, speaker, trainer, coach, actor, performing artist, poet, nature lover, and now comedian who helps improve the quality of people’s lives by helping them manage stress, time, conflict, and competing priorities.

Michael Roberts is a storyteller and a “Trampoline” favorite. His stories are always hilarious.  Sometimes, I wonder if he puts himself in those situations just his stories will always be better than yours.

Brandon Fortunberry, only comes out once a year to do comedy, but when he comes it is waaaaaaaaay better than a Cranberry Almond Endive Cup

Closing out the show is comedian Angalia Petrillo, from Scranton PA.  Angalia, has been making a name for herself performing throughout PA, Upstate and Central NY.  She is bold, she is funny, she is pulls no punches, and she is just what the Not Spring Writes Festival Comedy Show needs.  Ithaca, get ready!

Singing Notes & Singing Jokes at The Focus Theater

Rochester! We are back! You said you wanted us back, and we had such a good time with you folks in the Roc we had to come back again.

“I didn’t really know what to expect – just some combination of your talents, but it exceeded my expectations because of how carefully you had worked it out and integrated your two arts into a whole that was bigger than both” J. Green.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/singing-notes-slinging-jokes-at-the-focus-theater-tickets-54043504577

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“These best part of the show is that it’s deep and profound. It’s honest. It’s great. You are both so good on stage, and good at completely different things that it just works.” C. Holmes.

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, and actress, SingTrece is known as the lead vocalist from local band Stone Cold Miracle, who gives amazing hugs. She has featured at Grassroots and the Cayuga Sound Festivals, as well as touring Europe and singing in the Vatican. Her band released its first album Love Without A Doubt last year, and she recently released her solo album, I’m Waiting. 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.

Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes Erie Pt. 1

Erie’s own SingTrece is coming back home, and with a husband.

Erie! Get ready for the new unique blend of music and storytelling that is changing the way the Upstate NY experiences entertainment and evenings out.

“I didn’t really know what to expect – just some combination of your talents, but it exceeded my expectations because of how carefully you had worked it out and integrated your two arts into a whole that was bigger than both” —J. Green.

“These best part of the show is that it’s deep and profound. It’s honest. It’s great. You are both so good on stage, and good at completely different things that it just works.” —C. Holmes.

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, and actress, SingTrece is known as the lead vocalist from local band Stone Cold Miracle, who gives amazing hugs. She has featured at Grassroots and the Cayuga Sound Festivals, as well as touring Europe and singing in the Vatican. Her band released its first album Love Without A Doubt last year, and she recently released her solo album, I’m Waiting. 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.

Oh, and its BYOB folks

See you there.

Southern Fried Ithaca

Kenneth McLaurin, a 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 liberalism, conservatism, parenting, marriage, politics, society, and life in general, combined with his infectious energy and affable nature keeps audiences laughing. Lifes a joke, find the funny is his lifes motto, and everybody will tell you Kenneth, has certainly found it! Witty, Clever, Insightful, sometimes Shocking, but always Funny is what you get with Kenneth.

Kenneth had his first two plays produced in the Kitchen as part of the One Minute Play Festival, and performed a short set in the Theatre after a performance of Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show.

Hosted by Marissa Rice, and Featuring Keith Hannon we are going to be serving up some serious laughs in the Kitchen.

This performance is part of the Kitchen Theatre Company’s Kitchen Sink Series. This series offers performers and groups within the greater Ithaca community the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre. The Kitchen Sink is perfect for readings, concerts, screenings, full productions, and everything in between. The Kitchen Sink Series receives support from CFCU Community Federal Credit Union, the Kitchen Theatres 2018-19 Community Engagement Sponsor.

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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.