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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 & Slinging Jokes: At The Danby Gathery

Last time we were here we were engaged, now that we are back as The McLaurins, and you know its Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes when husband and wife duo, Kenneth and Elbonee “SingTrece” McLaurin share a stage. If the on-stage connection between the two seems cute and charming, its because they got it honest. Partners in life, and creativity they merge, music, song, storytelling, and comedy, into an intimate experience which is an invitation as the couple takes you on a journey of song and stories about life, love, and laughter.

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.”
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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 & 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.

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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.