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 August 15, 1977 (age 37)[1]
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.[2][3][4][5] He provides the voice of Randall Skeffington in Comedy Central's animated series Ugly Americans.[2][6] He has also written for television programs such as Chappelle's Show and Inside Amy Schumer.[2][7][8][9]

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.[2][10] He is of Bosnian descent on his paternal side and has regularly spent time in his fathers home town of Srebrenica during his youth. As a child he enjoyed watching An Evening at the Improv and Comic Strip Live;[5] he was also a fan of The Amazing Jonathan and Jeff Dunham in his youth.[5]


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.[2][5][8]

In 2006 Metzger performed on Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood as well as Comedy Central's Live at Gotham the following year.[2][11] In 2009 he appeared in an episode of the IFC series Z Rock.[2][11]

In 2010 Metzger was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing;[11][12] a bit he performed about Michael Jackson won him "best joke" on the show.[5]

Metzger appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 7, 2011.[13] 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.[2][5]

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


  1. ^ Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Season 13 of "Comedy Central Presents" premieres Friday". The Oklahoman. January 7, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ McIntyre, Michael K. (September 8, 2011). "Mitch Fatel will make you blush -- and chuckle: Laugh Track". cleveland.com. Cleveland Sun. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ deBarros, Paul (July 6, 2011). "Bumbershoot announces comedy lineup". Seattle Times. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chucklefck Presents...An Evening With Kurt Metzger". The Lakewood Observer. September 14, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Carolines breakout artist: Kurt Metzger". laughspin.com. Punchline Magazine. June 4, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen at the Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ Ari Shaffir (September 28, 2011). "Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #24: Religiot". arishaffir.com (Podcast). Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c Kurt Metzger at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ "Chucklefck Presents...An Evening With Kurt Metzger". The Lakewood Observer. September 14, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  13. ^ "'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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