Perry Kurtz started standup in Philly in 1974, & moved to San Francisco in 1979 when Comedy was peaking, where he met and became close with Robin Williams, who improvised with Perry many times...
Three months later he got his first paying "gig" as the emcee at the Off Broadway Male Burlesque Club on Broadway. Three WEEKS later, at the request of screaming female patrons, he gave birth to his famous "Comic Strip Routine" parody.
In 1983, he hit the comedy trai (the road), averaging 30 to 40 weeks a year headlining comedy clubs across North America and Canada. In 1989, he relocated to Los Angeles, when he became a paid regular at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and Dangerfields in New York City. Over the years, he became close friends with Rodney Dangerfield, and Milton Berle, who functioned as an “uncle –in-the-biz”.
He has appeared on Let’s Make A Deal, America’s Funniest People, The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent, and won the L.A. Comedy Awards Funniest Standup award 4 years in a row. He currently resides in Hollywood, is a father of 4, including a 9 year old daughter that performs standup with him, works full time as a Corporate & Senior Entertainer, Night Club Comedian, Humor Motivator and Instructor, and appears EVERY night in comedy and karaoke clubs around the world.