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Upcoming Workshops

Seven Week Intro to Comedy Writing and Performance Workshop on Tuesdays
Beginning Tuesday January 21st, 6:45 to 7:45. 
(with Performance Showcase on Saturday, March 28) 

With: Kenneth McLaurin
Dates: Beginning January 21st and continuing for 7 Tuesdays
Performance Showcase: Saturday, March 28, 7:00pm to 8:30pm 
Location: CAP ArtSpace, 110 N. Tioga St, on the Commons
Fee: $120, Registration Required. Limited to Five People so enroll soon!  

This course by local comedian Kenneth McLaurin teaches the basics of comedy writing and stage performance for stand-up and sketch comedy.
-If you want to add humor to your public speaking.
If you dabble in comedy and want some introductory professional techniques.
-If you are funny with your friends, and want to be funny in front of strangers as well.
-If you love comedy, and want a organized group of people to write jokes with.

Kenneth will focus on different writing techniques/styles as well as the different aspects of performing the aforementioned styles of comedy. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. 

And of course, there is gonna be a show after the workshop for all the participants.

North Carolina native, Kenneth, has long called himself, "The Funniest Person You've Never Heard Of." But his  first album, Cuttin Up Comedy at the Shop, his Kitchen Theatre show Southern Fried Ithaca, and Comedy on the Commons is rapidly changing that.  He has written plays for the One Minute Play Festivals at the Kitchen Theatre.  His project 10 Short Films About Race was featured as a part of Spring Writes Literary Festival.  Currently, Kenneth and his wife Sing Trece are producing and performing their own show Singing Notes and Slinging Jokes. 

"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.

HOW TO REGISTER!  Visit Kenneth's Comedy on the Commons to register and pay.