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CARL KISSIN performed 4000 shows for one of this country's premier sketch and improvisational comedy groups, Chicago City Limits. He was the show's head writer and director of their National Touring Company.



He has performed his own material on the syndicated sketch comedy show “Kwik Witz,” Comedy Central, The Joan Rivers Show, The Jackie Mason Show, and “The Today Show” (after which Katie Couric requested that Carl write special material for her speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner).

Carl developed and directed sketches for the pilot episodes of NBC's "Live On Tape," was an original staff writer and actor for the MTV show "Mouth to Mouth," and for VH-1’s "Mr. Eggman."
In other acting venues, Carl has performed at the Public Theatre in Eric Bogosian's play Talk Radio and been in Oliver Stone's movie version of that play as the character Glenn.

A three-time winner of the Manhattan Monologue Slam, Carl presented an evening of his monologues in the solo show “End of the Line” and put his day to day life on stage in “Carl Kissin: Reality TV- Live On Stage” at the Workshop Theater.

In a brief stint as a copywriter, he won a Monitor Award for his commercials for Jamesway Department Stores. Carl is proud to have been invited to perform his Ed Koch impersonation for former Mayor Dinkins at Hizzoner's 60th birthday party and of being named the "Outgoing Phone Message King" in a Fox-5 News feature.

In addition to commercials and voice-overs, his voice has been heard on National Public Radio, "As The World Turns", and ABC’s Olympic coverage dubbing foreign athletes.

In the realm of musical theater, Carl wrote the book and lyrics for “Depressed, Depressed!”, "Alone World" (Winner: Best Book and Lyrics: West Village Musical Theatre Festival 2011), and "Date of a Lifetime, NYMF 2011 (Winner: Excellence in Writing - Lyrics, & Honorable Mention: Excellence in Writing - Book).

Carl is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.

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Abingdon Theatre Company Reveals Upcoming Work in 31st Season Around The Table Reading Series

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced two of the upcoming pieces they are developing through their Around the Table Reading Series.
Abingdon Theatre Company Selects Four Playwrights to Showcase the Month of February

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced the four playwrights that they will highlight during the month of February, as a part of their Virtual Festival of Short Plays.
Talia Suskauer, Kimberly Marable, Carrie St. Louis, Rashidra Scott & More to Star in DIVIDED Concert

The cast has been set for Abingdon Theatre Company's next Broadway on the Bowery event, a concert performance of Divided, a new musical composed by Kristen Rosenfeld with book and lyrics by Luanne Rosenfeld.
Abingdon Theatre Company's Broadway on the Bowery Series Continues with the Music of DIVIDED

Abingdon Theatre Company will present their next Broadway on the Bowery event, a concert performance of Divided, a new musical composed by Kristen Rosenfeld with book and lyrics by Luanne Rosenfeld. The performance will be directed by Jim Cooney with musical direction by Robbie Cowan.
Christine Toy Johnson to Present A LITTLE MORE BLUE at Riverside Theatre

Abingdon Theatre Company is partnering with Christine Toy Johnson’s A Little More Blue as part of their DMW Greer One Night Only Series
Photos: First Look at Judy Kaye and More in 'TIL DEATH at Abingdon Theatre Company

Abingdon Theatre Company has released all new photos from the Off-Broadway premiere of ’Til Death written by Elizabeth Coplan and directed by Chad Austin. Starring Two-Time Tony Award Winner Judy Kaye, Tony Award Nominee Robert Cuccioli, with Michael Lee Brown, Dominick LaRuffa Jr., Whitney Morse, and Amy Hargreaves.
Photos: First Look at the Cast of 'TIL DEATH at Abingdon Theatre Company

Get a first look at all new photos of the cast of Abingdon Theatre Company’s  Off-Broadway Premiere of ’Til Death starring Two-Time Tony Award Winner Judy Kaye, Tony Award Nominee Robert Cuccioli, with Michael Lee Brown, Dominick LaRuffa Jr., Whitney Morse, and Amy Hargreaves. Check out the photos here!
Judy Kaye and Robert Cuccioli Will Lead Abingdon Theatre Company's Off-Broadway Premiere Of 'TIL DEATH

Abingdon Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere production of 'Til Death written by Elizabeth Coplan and directed by Chad Austin. Learn more about the upcoming production here!
Donna Murphy & Victoria Clark to Join Abingdon Theatre Company's Gala Honoring V and Mary Beth Peil

Two-time Tony Award winners Donna Murphy and Victoria Clark will join the performers honoring Tony & Obie Award winner V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Obie Award winner & Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil at their 31st Anniversary Gala.
Bonnie Milligan, Jeannette Bayardelle, Carolee Carmello, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 31st Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company has  announced the performers joining the celebration to honor Tony & Obie Award winner V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Obie Award winner & Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil at their 31st Anniversary Gala. Learn more about the gala here!
Michelle Williams and Rosario Dawson Will Honor V and Mary Beth Peil in Abingdon Theatre Company's 31st Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company has revealed the performers honoring Tony & Obie Award winner V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Obie Award winner & Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil at their 31st Anniversary Gala. Learn more about the gala here!
Matt Webster and Cris Eli Blak Will Serve as Abingdon Theatre Company's 31st Season Artists-in-Residence

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced two new Artists-in-Residence for their upcoming 31st season beginning in the fall. Matt Webster and Cris Eli Blak are set to be the next participants in the Carolyn Halpert Artist-in-Residence program, which began in 2017.
Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Mary Beth Peil at 31st Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced Tony & Obie Award Winner V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Legacy Award Recipient, Obie Award Winner & Tony Award Nominee Mary Beth Peil as their 31st Anniversary Gala Honorees.
Chad Austin Named Abingdon Theatre Company's First Producing Artistic Director

Chad Austin has become the first Producing Artistic Director in Abingdon Theatre Company’s 31-year history.
Selections Revealed For 5th Annual Rogue Theater Festival In Association With Abingdon Theatre Company

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced their partnership with Rogue Theater Festival in their fifth year of bringing new work to the stage. 
Abingdon Theatre Company Announces Off-Broadway Premiere of ROBIN & ME: MY LITTLE SPARK OF MADNESS

Abingdon Theatre Company announces the Off-Broadway premiere production of Robin & Me: My Little Spark of Madness written and performed by Dave Droxler, and directed by Chad Austin. 
Dave Droxler's ROBIN & ME: MY LITTLE SPARK OF MADNESS to Premiere Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theatre Company

Abingdon Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere production of Robin & Me: My Little Spark of Madness written and performed by Dave Droxler, and directed by Chad Austin. 
Theater Jobs - 7/8 - Technical Director, Box Office Manager, Company Manager, Sales, Facilities & More...

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/8/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
Tulis McCall Takes Monologues and Madness Online April 22

Monologues and Madness, the 13 year old writing and performance series conceived and produced by writer-actor, Tulis McCall, goes live online for the first time, April 22nd at 6pm.
Photo Flash: See Katie Rose Clarke and Noah Weisberg in DATE OF A LIFETIME

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) presented a one night only benefit performance of 'Date of a Lifetime' on February 17th a new musical with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin, music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr. with musical direction by Isaac Harlan and directed by Nathan Brewer. The performance starred Katie Rose Clarke (Wicked, Light in the Piazza) and Noah Weisberg (South Pacific, Legally Blonde).

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How many shows has Carl Kissin written?

Carl Kissin has written 1 shows including Date of a Lifetime (Bookwriter).

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