Kurt Metzger

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Kurt Metzger
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Kurt Metzger on the Ugly Americans panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, California.
Born May 24, 1977
Occupation Comedian, actor, writer

Kurt Metzger is an American comedian, actor and writer. Metzger's stand-up act was featured on Comedy Central Presents in 2009, and his hour-long stage act titled "Kurt Metzger Talks to Young People About Sex" was released digitally on Comedy Central Records in 2011.[1][2][3][4] He provides the voice of Randall Skeffington in Comedy Central's animated series Ugly Americans.[1][5] He has also written for television programs such as Chappelle's Show and Inside Amy Schumer.[1][6][7][8]

Early life[edit]

Metzger was raised as a Jehovah's Witness and became an ordained minister at the age of 17; he left the faith at about the age of 21, around the time he started doing stand-up.[1][9] As a child he enjoyed watching An Evening at the Improv and Comic Strip Live;[4] he was also a fan of The Amazing Jonathan and Jeff Dunham in his youth.[4]

Career[edit]

Metzger first performed stand-up at The Stress Factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey although he mainly performed in the Philadelphia area during his early career; he then moved on to perform in the comedy clubs of New York City.[1][4][7]

In 2006 Metzger performed on Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood as well as Comedy Central's Live at Gotham the following year.[1][10] In 2009 he appeared in an episode of the IFC series Z Rock.[1][10]

In 2010 Metzger was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing;[10][11] a bit he performed about Michael Jackson won him "best joke" on the show.[4]

Metzger appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 7, 2011.[12] On June 28 of that same year Comedy Central Records released an hour-long recording of Metzger performing at the Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia; the digital album was titled Kurt Metzger Talks to Young People About Sex.[1][4]

He currently hosts the "Race Wars" podcast with comedian Sherrod Small.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Comedy Central Records releases Kurt Metzger's "Talks to Young People About Sex" Digital Album on June 28" (Press release). Comedy Central. June 13, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Season 13 of "Comedy Central Presents" premieres Friday". The Oklahoman. January 7, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ McIntyre, Michael K. (September 8, 2011). "Mitch Fatel will make you blush -- and chuckle: Laugh Track". cleveland.com. Cleveland Sun. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f King, Scott (July 18, 2011). "Interview: Kurt Metzger talks "trust fund pussy" comedians, Ugly Americans and more". laughspin.com. Punchline Magazine. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ deBarros, Paul (July 6, 2011). "Bumbershoot announces comedy lineup". Seattle Times. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Chucklefck Presents...An Evening With Kurt Metzger". The Lakewood Observer. September 14, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Carolines breakout artist: Kurt Metzger". laughspin.com. Punchline Magazine. June 4, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ Ari Shaffir (September 28, 2011). "Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #24: Religiot". arishaffir.com (Podcast). Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c Kurt Metzger at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ "Chucklefck Presents...An Evening With Kurt Metzger". The Lakewood Observer. September 14, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  12. ^ "'Ugly Americans' Star Kurt Metzger On Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson". Huffington Post. February 8, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 

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