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I'm Carly Polistina - a New York City based actor, writer, and comedian.
I was nominated by CT Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for my work as Mary Warren in CRT's production of The Crucible. Since 2018 I have been trying to write that in a shorter sentence, but that seems to be the best I can do!
I love comedy in every form. I have performed stand-up at Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Fort Wayne Comedy Club, Punchline Comedy Club, Flappers Comedy Club, Laugh Boston, Comix Roadhouse, and more. This past year I was one of the Best of Fest in Burbank Comedy Festival, a Ladies of Laughter 2021 Finalist, and in the top 101 of the World Series of Comedy.
have trained in Sketch and Improv through Upright Citizens Brigade, and have spent nearly10 years doing Improv. My sketch, Siri, won second place in the Flappers Comedy Club writing contest. I am constantly working to create. I spend most of my time making character and impression videos (because how else do normal 24 year olds spend their time?...no I'm really asking...)
My original play, Annies and Kleptos, premiered through Rogue Theatre Festival at 13th Street Repertory Theatre in the Summer of 2019. This past August, I co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in a TV comedy pilot Kissing Cousins (I promise, it's not what it sounds like!)
I love to create, collaborate, and read classic British Literature. I recognize the third item probably does not belong on this list, but it needed to be said and there wasn't a more natural way to work it in! I'm also I can't wait to laugh and play pretend with others again!