References for Perry Kurtz
Muse, Wilmington CA, Writer :He's a funny #%$&!!!
Twisted Sick Entertainment, North Hollywood CA, Video Creator :I've seen Perry Kurtz stand up to the test of time by skillfully adapting to the trials of the entertainment industry.
Appliance Outlet, Northridge CA, Shopping & Retail :Great entertainment !!
RobShapirocomedy.com, Brooklyn NY :A comedy machine!!! A true artist and an inspiring, wise, brilliant man.
CadaOkay Entertainment, Sherman Oaks CA • Entertainment Website :Perry is incredibly funny and I love working with him. Because he made me laugh and was very kind to my grandma.
Actors Studio Theater, Los Angeles CA, Specialty Retail :A wonderful and fantastically funny comedy genius!
Dropout Cowboy Pictures, Houston TX, Filmmaker :Perry is hilarious, and a fantastic dude.
Venture Equity Group, Las Vegas NV :We need more laughter in our lives.
Triple 7 Media & Productions LLC, North Hollywood CA, Design & Fashion :Perry is one of the most amazing people I've ever had the pleasure of seeing in action on stage with just him and his comedic genius talent. I'd recommend anyone to not let it pass you by! Cheers!
"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."
San Francisco Calendar Magazine
SAN FRANCISCO SUNDAY EXAMINER & CHRONICLE, SUNDAY, JULY 1 1984
Night the Holy City Zoo Closed
By Robert S. Wieder
"I'm sad," 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.
Torrance Adult School, Torrance, CA, 90501. July 22, 2011
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 professional workplace.
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.
Sincerely, Rick Long, Principal
Long Beach Senior Arts Colony 200 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90813
Dear Perry, Thank you for entertaining our residents at the Long Beach Senior
Arts Colony. This was the first time we had a comedy show and hopefully it won’t
be the last. You got our residents laughing throughout your lively show. They
especially enjoyed the “blues” song at the end where you were able to make up
lyrics on the spot about them! Many thanks again and we hope to have you here
again in the near future. Cheers!
Helene Weinberg, Arts Programs Manager
A Reference from a Synagogue
Whom It May Concern:
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.
The above attributes were important, as we had to book his services and count on his preparation and appearance for our specific audience. He suggested that for my particular group, he do some jokes that related to some of the individual women's jobs, hobbies or other well-know characteristics. Prior to the luncheon, we had a conference call with some of our board members which gave Perry the material he needed to do the above. 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 am truly sorry that he is moving out of our area, as I have passed
his name along to many people who I know would also be happy to have him perform
at their events!
Ava Better, Chairperson, Donor Event, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills, California
January 2, 2015
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 presentation.
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 2018.
Marianne Powell. CEO/GM, Santa Monica Amusements, LLC
Redondo Beach Jaycees
200 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, Ca 90277, October 14, 2018
On behalf of the Redondo Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to you for so graciously performing during our Comedy Nite III fundraiser September 18, 2018. The event was a smashing success! It was a sellout crowd and we were able to raise just under $1,000 to support our Mervyn's Shopping Spree held every December. During the Shopping Spree, fellow Jaycee members escort approximately 35 underprivileged children from the Redondo Beach area throughout the store to pick out clothes and shoes.
Comedy Nite is our biggest fundraiser for this event. Your performance was very
entertaining. The Mariah Carey intro was classic. You had people laughing
hysterically before you had said one word. Of course, no one will forget your
routine with Julie Price. The contrast of your body and her arms was hilarious.
People are still talking about this. Don't think we've let her forget about it
at recent meetings. Without the generosity of people such as yourself it would
be impossible for us to give back to our community. We appreciate you donating
your precious time and energy for us and making Comedy Nite III an event we will
Sincerely, Tiffany J. Anthony, Comedy Nite III Chairperson
October 1, 2018
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 for me. Once again, thanks......you are a walking joke.
Martin Andriassian, Robert's ExxonMobil Auto Service of Glendale, 1324 S. Central Ave., Glendale, Ca. 91204
Thank you, Perry. We ALL had great fun and laughed and laughed and laughed some
more! Very therapeutic. You left everyone happy, motivated, and looking forward
to tomorrow. Who needs a Therapist, just keep on laughing!
Lake Los Serranos Social Club, Lake Los Serranos, CA, Sunday May 22. 2019
Wedding Reference from a Happy Groom June 2019
"I recently got married. My wife wanted the reception to be fun, so she suggested having a comedian. I thought that sounded like a neat idea, so I looked for one online. I found Perry Kurtz on Craigslist. I called him, and he actually returned my phone call. He sounded like he had an interesting gig, so we booked him. Along the way, we found him easy to work with. On the night of the party, we were running late, and he was pretty laid back about it. He went on, and as he warmed up, he became funnier and funnier. He has this incredible instrument called a keytar that he plays and does a freestyle rap to. It's hilarious. The funniest part is his final act. That's a surprise. We highly recommend him!"
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