You may have heard Kurt on the podcast:
Kurt Fitzpatrick is a writer/performer who is very much alive. He co-hosts the podcast "A Lifetime of Hallmark," performs frequently in "Sunday Night Improv" in NYC, and recently performed in the solo show "Uber Taxi Cab Confesssiona" in 2020 Winterfest. A few years ago, Kurt wrote and created the indie TV pilot "Campus Martius." The show is based on a live show created by Tommy "Rev. Nuge" Nugent and Kurt.
Kurt graduated from Temple University's film school in the mid 90's and during a wave of indie filmmaking he wrote, directed, and starred in the feature film "Kin," which played in the New Filmmakers Series at the Anthology Film Archives and film festivals in Brooklyn and Atlanta. For some time it was available via streaming on a site associated with Lions Gate Films.
Kurt trained in acting and improv at HB Studios, Second City, and UCB, studying with such teachers as Austin Pendleton. He performed all over NYC in the late 90's and early 00's in sketch and improv revues with Unusual Suspects and the improv troupe Klaatu. He stayed active in both theatre and film, and performed with Amy Schumer, Bobby Moynihan, and The Tenderloins earlier in their careers.
Kurt toured with the National Theatre for Children in 2001. In 2003 he created his own solo show, "Hooray for Speech Therapy," which began a new phase of his career of touring his own work.
Kurt created and toured three more solo shows - "Rebel Without a Niche," "The Last Straight Man In Theatre," and "Cathedral City," which was named one of 2013's top cultural events in Fresno by Fresno Bee after playing in the Rogue Festival.
Kurt toured the Canadian and U.S. Fringe Festival circuit from 2004 to 2016. In 2014 Kurt co-created and performed "Bromance" with the Rev. Nuge, which played to standing-room only crowds, and "Best Picture" (as sole writer) with Tara Travis, Jon Paterson, and Rachel Kent, which was named Patrons' Pick in Winnipeg and Orlando and has sold out in multiple cities. This show continued to tour in 2015 and 2016, winning Best of Fest in Ottawa, Producer's Pick in London, and the Jenny Award in Winnipeg. All told, Kurt toured festivals for twelve years and performed in sixty-six festivals.
Kurt has made a comeback to the festival circuit at the 2019 Rogue Festival with his new solo show "Behind Every Great Mariska Hargitay is a Great Kurt Fitzpatrick." It also played in IndyFringe.