Carl Kissin Improv

Carl Kissin Improv

Acting
Chelsea, New York, New York
(44 Reviews)

Carl Kissin has performed more than 4,000 shows for one of the 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, as well as on Comedy Central, The Joan Rivers Show, The Jackie Mason Show, and Today (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 and was an original staff writer and actor for the MTV show Mouth to Mouth and for The VH1 Eggman.

In other acting venues, Carl has performed in Eric Bogosian's play Talk Radio at the Public Theater, and in Oliver Stone's movie version of the play, as the character Glen.

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

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 an International 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 the realm of musical theater, Carl  has written and staged more than 300 song parodies for Chicago City Limits. A member of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, Carl has twice been honored in their Smoker (a greatest hits night).  He wrote the book and lyrics for Depressed, Depressed!, as well as Date of a Lifetime (2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival Award for Excellence in Writing—Lyrics) and Alone World (2011 West Village Musical Theatre Festival Awards for Best Lyrics and Best Book).

Reviews of Carl Kissin Improv

(44 Reviews)
Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups

10/9/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups


So much fun!!!! Wish I could be there every week!!! Carrie

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups

9/3/2019
Nancy C.

Attended: Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups


Very interesting and fun.

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups

8/21/2019
Deborah G.

Attended: Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups


Had a lot of fun and it opened my eyes to understanding what it takes to really do improv. Carl runs a fabulous class.

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups

8/14/2019
Ronni L.

Attended: Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups


Nice class very fun, easy and informative!

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups

3/26/2019
Kruthika M.

Attended: Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups


This was my first ever Improv class, I was attending to see if it will help me with my confidence and speech. I left the class feeling good about myself. Carl and all the students made me feel comfortable trying Improv. I'm looking forward to attend more of his classes.

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups (Package of 10)- UWS

3/20/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups (Package of 10)- UWS


Amazing teacher. Really helpful in allowing you to develop and have a lot of fun!

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups

12/19/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups


Carl was incredible and the students were all so fun and welcoming. I hope to continue with many more classes.

Musical Improv Intensive

5/26/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Musical Improv Intensive


nice guy but ongoing group of experienced students not supportive

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups

3/21/2018
Doreen L.

Attended: Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups


Had such a wonderful time in this class... the instructor is fantastic and the students were all fun and patient with me and so very welcoming, since it was my first time doing improv. Carl even met with me 30 minutes before class to introduce me to the format and some terminology so that I could jump right in and feel comfortable participating immediately. I definitely plan to take more classes from this instructor. Absolutely loved it!

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups

3/1/2018
Michelle M.

Attended: Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups


Carl was absolutely wonderful! His class was everything we had hoped for and more. I would definitely recommend Carl's improv class- especially to other companies & organizations.

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330 7th Ave 7th Fl, New York, New York 10001
Carl Kissin Improv
Chelsea, Manhattan
330 7th Ave 7th Fl
Btwn W 28th & W 29th Streets
New York, New York 10001

Upcoming Classes at Carl Kissin Improv

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups
Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 10:30am - 1pm

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups (Package of 10)
Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups (Package of 10)
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 10:30am - 1pm

Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups (Package of 10)- UWS
Improv - Playtime for Grown-ups (Package of 10)- UWS
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 7pm - 9pm

Improv - Playtime for Grown-Ups - UWS
Improv - Playtime for Grown-Ups - UWS
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 7pm - 9pm

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