Wed, May 27|
Vidi Virtual Comedy Show
Join us for an hour of virtual jokes and laughter, right from the comfort of your homes! For this show, joining us will be four hilarious local New York comedians: Kenneth McLaurin, Travis Blunt, Madelein Smith, & Jaye McBride.
Time & Location
May 27, 2020, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
About the Event
I want to invite you to an interactive Virtual Comedy Show organized by VIDI. Join us for an hour of virtual jokes and laughter, right from the comfort of your homes! For this show, joining us will be four hilarious local New York comedians: Kenneth McLaurin, Travis Blunt, Madelein Smith, & Jaye McBride.
North Carolina native, Kenneth, has long called himself, "The Funniest Person You've Never Heard Of." But his third album, Life's A Joke, Find The Funny, his Kitchen Theatre show Southern Fried Ithaca. and Singing Notes and Slinging Jokes, 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 and is currently in production. Kenneth and his wife Sing Trece are producing and performing their own show Singing Notes and Slinging Jokes, a unique blend of music, song, story, comedy, love, and laughter. "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.
Travis recently made his television debut on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City on Comedy Central. Hailing from Syracuse, NY, Travis opened up for Damon Wayans after only a few short weeks of getting on the mic. He never looked back and has been performing all over the country for almost a decade. Since then, Travis has shared the stage with other big names like Lavell Crawford, Kevin Nealon, Tony Rock and more. His jokes center on personal issues like being biracial, financial struggles, relationships and more. Travis is a regular on the comedy festival circuit, performing in the Cleveland Comedy Festival, Baltimore Comedy Festival, and DC Comedy Festival, to name a few. In addition to the countless clubs, colleges, and theaters where Travis has graced the stage, Blunt has also ventured into other fields of entertainment such as podcasts, radio, fashion, and extra work on productions such as Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora."
Madelein got her start in comedy in Rochester NY, where she regularly emceed and featured at the local comedy club. Madelein, was the founder, producer, and host of the monthly "Rage Against the Vageen" at The Comedy Club in Webster, an all-female comedy showcase from September 2013-September 2015. She was the winner of the 2015 and 2016 March Madness Comedy Tournament, 2016 'Cuse Comedy Showcase, 2016 "Who's Got Next" at Photo City Improv, and was a finalist in the professional category of the 2016 Ladies of Laughter in NYC. She has been featured on the Chicks are Funny franchise at the Albany, Hartford, and Syracuse FunnyBones, has been a featured performer at the Rochester and NYC Fringe Festivals, Fall Back Comedy Fest, Finger Lakes Comedy Fest, Ithaca Festival Comedy Fest, Laugh Riot Grrl Fest in Los Angeles, and internationally at the SheDot 2017 Fest, and the Beaver and Bacon Comedy Festival, both in Toronto. Her comedy has been featured on SiriusXM Canada Laughs. Recently, she co-wrote a four-episode web-series entitled Failing Forward with her husband. The series was produced by Talking Back Pictures, based out of New York City.
Jaye is funny, smart and proudly transgender. Jaye has traveled the world performing stand-up comedy both as a headliner and sharing the stage with comedy greats like Aziz Ansari, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton & Bobcat Goldthwait. Jaye has also been a part of The Boston Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, and the She-Devil Comedy Festival. In addition to stand-up, Jaye has written, produced and acted in a variety of short films. When not performing on-stage or on-screen Jaye writes "The Comedy Blog" for the Times Union and speaks at colleges all across the country with her lecture about being transgender. Having transitioned in 2007, Jaye is uniquely qualified to talk about awkward first dates, strained family relationships, and self-acceptance.
The event is free for anyone who wishes to join us.
Please register on VIDI to receive the access link and password for the event once the show goes live.
I hope to see you with us for this exciting and unique experience!