Television Writers Workshop

Hosted by Kevin Bartini

Live comedy writing seminar and Q and A with professional working TV writers.  Featuring writers from SNL, The Daily Show, Letterman, Conan, Colbert and much more.  Inside stories from the writing rooms.  How to write a packet.  How to find work in the industry.  What to do and what not to do when breaking into the industry.  Learn how to find writing work, how to get writing work and how to keep the job once you have it.  

Workshop #5 

Wednesday, September 16th 9pm EST

Streaming Live on Zoom!

Gabe Abelson

Head Monologue Writer for The Late Show with David Letterman.  Staff writer for Politically Correct with Bill Maher,  VH1's Pop Up Video and wrote jokes for Two Sitting US Presidents.

Tickets:  $25

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Originally from New York City, Gabe graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.A. in drama after studying drama with acting guru Lee Strasberg.  After touring the world as a standup comic for over a decade, Gabe then spent five years as the Head Monologue Writer for “Late Show with David Letterman”, where he received five Emmy nominations.  He also has three Writer’s Guild nominations, one Webby award and one Telly award under his belt.  Gabe has also written jokes for two sitting U.S. presidents-  George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  

Tickets:  $25

After his years at Letterman, Gabe relocated to the West Coast, where he worked as a staff writer on various network late night shows, including Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (ABC), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn (CBS), Lopez Tonight (TBS), Pop-Up Video (VH1), in addition to having served as the head writer/showrunner for The New Tom Green Show (MTV).  Gabe recently sold an animated feature to Dreamworks in conjunction with producer Jason Koornick (Next with Nic Cage), Universal Press Syndicate and Andrews McMeel publishing.

 

As a standup comic, Gabe has toured the world many times over and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, MTV’s Half-Hour Comedy Hour, Comedy On The Road, The Today Show, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, as well as many others.

 

Gabe has written for, and performed alongside Hollywood television and film stars such as: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin James, Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Rita Rudner, Eddie Murphy, Wanda Sykes, George Lopez, Bill Hicks, Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Stewart.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Tickets:  $25

Kevin Bartini is the intelligently-silly- funnyman for the everyman. His likable, laid back demeanor is often cast aside when his acerbic and irreverent impulse takes over. And then watch out! He has an infectious energy and a lightning-fast wit that makes him a unique talent both on stage and off.
    

After establishing his bona fides in the top comedy clubs of NYC and studying with the Upright Citizens Brigade, Kevin was discovered by Jon Stewart, who hired him to warm up his audiences at “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.”

 

In the subsequent years, having earned the respect of not only Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, but of their audiences, has made Kevin one of the most sought-after Audience Warm-Up comics in television.     

    

Kevin has recently been seen warming up audiences for ABC’s “Match Game with Alec Baldwin.” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The President Show,” “Bunk,” “Debate Wars” and Tru TV’s “Comedy Knockout,” “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.”

     

As a classically trained stage actor, Kevin got his start in theater in Berkshire County, working with the likes of The Williamstown Theater Festival, Barrington Stage Company, and Shakespeare and Company, where he also serves as an advisory board member.

    

He has appeared on off-Broadway productions of Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night and starred in a national tour of You Say Tomato I Say Shut Up. Bartini made national news when he led a three-year campaign to co-name a street in New York after legendary comedian George Carlin. 

Tickets:  $25

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