June 28, 2007 KST 23:13 (GMT+9)
Giggles, chuckles and
full-throated belly laughs filled an underground bar thick with smoke
in the bustling Itaewon district on Sunday evening. Along with a yell ?
“When we have bad things in our life, we talk about it. And if
they laugh, they feel better,” Kurtz said, “because we are
the ones hurt, not them.”
“The only time in our lives when we really feel we are doing what
we’re born to do is when we make people laugh,” Kurtz said.
“It is the most unbelievably rewarding thing that I’ve ever
known, because when you are in front of an audience that is laughing,
they love you.”
Asked if he plans a special celebration, Kurtz shook his head.
“As long as I get paid for doing this, as long as I am allowed to
do what I love, it’s special,” Kurtz said.
“It’s always special. Every show is just as special as the
By Moon Gwang-lip Staff Writer
Weds. May 27, 2004
By Elizabeth Stieber
Northeast Times Staff Writer
At a Perry Kurtz comedy routine, the audience can expect some or all of
the following in his stand-up routine: sound effects, video,
improvisation, audience participation, musical performance and even a
little strip-tease parody. In other words, expect the unexpected.
“Sometimes, they laugh and I don’t know why they’re
laughing,” Kurtz said last week in a telephone interview from Los
Angeles, his current residence.
San Jose Mercury Feb.
Front Page, Main Article: California's Energy Crisis - in the middle of
the energy crisis...
"A Los Angeles comedian, Perry Kurtz, says PG&E now officially
stands for 'Power Grid Envy.'"
FRANCISCO SUNDAY EXAMINER & CHRONICLE,
SUNDAY, JULY 1 1984
The Night the Holy City Zoo Closed
BY ROBERT S. WIEDER
said Robin(Williams). " We had wonderful times here, strange times
here; this wasn't a haven, it was a game preserve. But a lot of that is
in the past. So many changes." Comic Perry Kurtz, who followed
Williams, rented a chain saw to carve the stage wall into souvenirs.
"I'd give (former Zoo manager John) Cantu's right arm to keep this club
open," he said.
"Perry Kurtz is VERY
unusual. Before he speaks a word, there are five minutes of continuous
laughter. Each show is as unique as he is and just as bold. He
possesses a natural `Boy-Next-Door` wholesome quality, like Dana Carvey
and Kevin Pollack, that makes you laugh at/with him. Kurtz is a
performer who MUST be seen to be believed."
Francisco Calendar Magazine
October 1, 2003
Just wanted to thank you
again for your wonderful services. All of the ExxonMobil employees and
dealers had a great time. The show was great and I really appreciate
you doing such a good job. My butt was on the line and you came through
Once again, thanks......you are a walking joke.
Robert's ExxonMobil Auto Service of Glendale
January 2, 2003
A great big thank you for adding such a special entertainment element
to Pacific Park's annual holiday party. As you know, I always try to
personalize some sort of gift to my key managers, and your customized
comedy routine was a great new way of celebrating with the group. You
were very clever turning my brief comments into a very entertaining
I also appreciated your keen
sensitivity to people's feelings and the appropriateness of your
material. I would recommend you
to anyone looking for special and unique form of company entertainment.
Thanks again and happy 2003.
Santa Monica Amusements, LLC
Redondo Beach Jaycees
North Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, Ca 90277
October 14, 1996
On behalf of the Redondo Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees),
like to express my sincere gratitude to you for so graciously
our Comedy Nite III fundraiser. Your performance
was very entertaining. The Mariah Carey intro was classic. You had
laughing hysterically before you had said one word. We appreciate you
donating your precious
time and energy for us and making Comedy Nite III an event we will all
Nite III Chairperson
Torrance Adult School, Torrance,
CA, 90501. July 22, 2001
To whom it may concern,
Perry Kurtz was employed by Torrance adult school from June 2000 2 July
2001. He came it was highly recommended by the Culver City adult
education principal party taught comedic skills for individuals to
develop their personal comedy skills and skills to use humor in the
Perry's classes were innovative and
interactive. He was very intuitive and sensitive in his relationship
with his students. He was quick to pick up on the needs of his
students, which varied from professional and personal.
Perry is the consummate
professional, and was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Perry
as a community education teacher.
Rick Long, Principal
I hired Perry Kurtz to perform for a woman's charity group
luncheon. Having seen Perry perform and MC at a local comedy
club, I, as well as the group I was with, thoroughly enjoyed his
array of talents - from intelligent and very clever comedy to musical
abilities! He is a very talented individual and exceptionally
professional. He was a tremendous hit, needless to say!
Easygoing, talented, flexible and reliable are the words that come
to mind in my experiences with Perry. I would highly recommend
Perry for any kind of event, or age group.
I have passed his name along to many people who I know would
also be happy to have him perform at their events!
Chairperson, Donor Event
Shomrei Torah Synagogue
West Hills, California
Dear Fellow Elks,
Friday, July 27, Perry Kurtz brought a wonderful 2-hour comedy show to
Canoga Park Lodge for our members. Not only did he bring in 4 other top
comedians to entertain us, but he, as master
of ceremonies, opened the show with
almost 30 minutes of material he had written specifically for our
members, based on information we had supplied him with in advance.
Perry Kurtz as a valuable entertainer and producer,
fully capable of supplying any organization with an excellent evening
Canoga Park Elks Lodge
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