, Kurt Metzger on the Ugly Americans panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, California.
May 24, 1977
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. He provides the voice of Randall Skeffington in Comedy Central's animated series Ugly Americans. He has also written for television programs such as Chappelle's Show and the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.
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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. As a child he enjoyed watching An Evening at the Improv and Comic Strip Live; he was also a fan of The Amazing Jonathan and Jeff Dunham in his youth.
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.
In 2006 Metzger performed on Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood as well as Comedy Central's Live at Gotham the following year. In 2009 he appeared in an episode of the IFC series Z Rock.
In 2010 Metzger was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing; a bit he performed about Michael Jackson won him "best joke" on the show.
Metzger appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 7, 2011. 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.