Archive of Carlos Kotkin

is left-handed and had five pet chickens when he was growing up in the foothills of San Diego County in a place called Lakeside. After graduating from high school as valedictorian, he promptly dropped out of the University of Southern California  in order to bring green organic tea to a number of highly acclaimed Emmy and Academy Award winning filmmakers. He began performing live shows in such venues as The Comedy Store, The Ice House, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and The Comedy Central Stage. He is a ten-time Moth storyslam winner, including two Grandslams and has been featured on KCRW's UnFictional as well as NPR's The Moth Radio Hour. His comic memoir of romantic misadventures, Please God Let It Be Herpes: A Heartfelt Quest for Love and Companionship has been published by Penguin books.

Carlos has contributed 4 brilliant piece(s).


Below Carlos Kotkin tells another one of his brilliantly hilarious stories. You can buy Carlos’s new book Please God Let It Be Herpes HERE. TS

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The Summer I Was 19…

by Carlos Kotkin November 21, 2012

Carlos Kotkin gives a hilarious reading about the summer he was 19 and worked on the production of Jimmy Hollywood, staring Joe Pesci, and Victoria Abril. Carlos Hollywood from Carlos Kotkin on Vimeo.

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Marcia Nadel

by Carlos Kotkin November 14, 2012

While attending the USC School of Cinema-Television, I was assigned to make a short character sketch. Students were only allowed to have one person in their short. For each additional human being who appeared, we would be docked a grade. I thought this was ridiculous. For starters, art – in any form – cannot be […]

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Carlos Kotkin Stand(s) UP

by Carlos Kotkin October 18, 2012

Today, Carlos Kotkin drops by to deliver some stand-up. Carlos’ new book Please God Let It Be Herpes, published by Penguin Press, is available here.

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