Corporate & Funny Comedian - Perry Kurtz

Panorama City, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am different from other comedians as all of my shows are created on the spot and based around the audience. I respond to anything that happens in the room, as it happens, and incorporated into my act. Being a cute, little old guy, does allow me a lot of room to push my luck on stage. in almost 40 years as a professional standup, I have never offended anyone, although in some clubs, I have tried very hard. The bottom line is, the audience can tell that I love what I do, and I love the fact that they are there laughing at me.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love the fact that I get to travel, and appear in front of all types of people wherever I go. As every audience is different, it is always a challenge to find what it takes to make them laugh. I have had hundreds of people come up to me after my shows and thanked me for making them laugh, and even changing their lives, even if it is just for a short time. I have played to children, and adults up to 107 years old and nothing will ever replace the feeling of watching them laugh and smile.

Location

Panorama City, CA 91402

Years in business

42

Number of employees

1

Reviews

3 Reviews
  • Deb S. Feb 18, 2015
    Perry Kurtz is a COMPLETE JERK!!! Don't EVER hire him to do his warped brand of so-called comedy in front of Seniors who live in Assisted Living. He shared the most INSULTING, CONDESCENDING repertoire on 2/14/15 in OC, CA. What an asshole for talking to our precious residents the way he did. Don't pay him a penny for this or have him degrade our beloved elderly any further. Don't let him say to your residents what he said to ours!
  • Andrew E. Oct 19, 2012
    Perry Kurtz made our last event one to remember. Not only was Perry very funny, he brought videos and music that had the crowd cheering. Everyone at work still talks about Perry's improv rap song.
  • Monique M. Oct 19, 2012
    I have had Perry Kurtz Host my Comedy shows at the Terrace in Pasadena for about a year of Shows. I always recived Reviews from the Comedians that he was an exclent host.The crowd loves him. He always great them after the show . I have been at many of his show that he recieves a Standing Ovation.
  • Deb S. Feb 18, 2015
    Perry Kurtz is a COMPLETE JERK!!! Don't EVER hire him to do his warped brand of so-called comedy in front of Seniors who live in Assisted Living. He shared the most INSULTING, CONDESCENDING repertoire on 2/14/15 in OC, CA. What an asshole for talking to our precious residents the way he did. Don't pay him a penny for this or have him degrade our beloved elderly any further. Don't let him say to your residents what he said to ours!
  • Andrew E. Oct 19, 2012
    Perry Kurtz made our last event one to remember. Not only was Perry very funny, he brought videos and music that had the crowd cheering. Everyone at work still talks about Perry's improv rap song.
  • Monique M. Oct 19, 2012
    I have had Perry Kurtz Host my Comedy shows at the Terrace in Pasadena for about a year of Shows. I always recived Reviews from the Comedians that he was an exclent host.The crowd loves him. He always great them after the show . I have been at many of his show that he recieves a Standing Ovation.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I perform standup comedy or my improvised narrational karaoke every night.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
When I was a 10-year-old Cub Scout, I was on a children's show. While Gine London drew pictures on his big easel, I was given his chimpanzee to hold. It had a very large lollipop in his hand and stuck it in my hair. While it was trying to pull it out of my hair, and my head was bouncing all around, I just stood there and held it like nothing was going on. The audience was laughing like crazy. At that point I knew I wanted to be an entertainer. I eventually developed a sense humor and became known as The Comedian. All my life people said to me, you should be a comedian. Then in 1974, I went to the Crazy Horse Saloon in Barrington, New Jersey, entered a talent contest and got up and sang a crazy version of Eleanor Rigby in Jerry Lewis's voice while I played an electric guitar. I won the contest and walk out with big-money. A few weeks later I took a stand up comedy course in Philadelphia, and began doing standup in March of that year. Now I have the best job ever..
What types of customers have you worked with?
I am available to host/emcee, or appear as a featured speaker or entertainer at ANY type of event, festival, affair, or party. Material is written for each occasion. Material is G-Rated to XX-Rated depending on your needs. All material is non-sexist, non-racist, and non-offensive. If you're buyin', I'm flyin.