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Perry Kurtz / Press

“The Night the Holy City Zoo Closed BY ROBERT S. WIEDER ROBIN WILLIAMS was there, of course, but didn't much want to talk about it. It was a highly personal moment. He did his earliest stand-up here, met his oldest friends here, met his wife here. This is where he learned his craft, and it was a sad, melancholy night on June 19, 1984. The Holy City Zoo, a legend among America's comedy clubs, the ultimate "comedian's hangout," folded after 13 years. "I'm sad," said Robin. " We had wonderful times here, strange times here; this wasn't a haven, it was a game preserve. I remember a big black guy who'd come in with a baseball bat and say 'I'd like to audition.' But a lot of that is in the past. So many changes." Comic Perry Kurtz 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.”

ROBERT S. WIEDER - SAN FRANCISCO SUNDAY EXAMINER & CHRONICLE

“A Los Angeles Comedian, Perry Kurtz, says, :PG&E stands for Power Grid Envy."”

Patrick May - San Jose Mercury

"Kurtz was unstoppable! Even the natives feared him."

Martin Sheen - Apocalypse Now - The Movie

"Perry Kurtz is VERY unusual. Before he speaks a word,Perry's Headshot 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."

Calendar Section - San Francisco Chronicle

"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.

ROBERT S. WIEDER - SAN FRANCISCO SUNDAY EXAMINER & CHRONICLE

"A Los Angeles comedian, Perry Kurtz, says PG&E now officially stands for 'Power Grid Envy.'"

Front Page, Main Article: California's Energy Crisis - in the middle of the ener - San Jose Mercur

“Hello Perry, 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 - Personal Letter

“Perry Pleasing... At a Perry Kurtz comedy routine, the audience can expect some or all of the following in his stand-up routine: sound effects, video, improvisation, audience participation, musical performance and even a little strip-tease parody. In other words, expect the unexpected. “Sometimes, they laugh and I don’t know why they’re laughing,” Kurtz said last week in a telephone interview from Los Angeles, his current residence.”

Elizabeth Stieber - Northeast Times

“ What They're Saying About Perry Kurtz "Perry Kurtz is VERY unusual. Before he speaks a word,Perry's Headshot 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

"Perry Kurtz is VERY unusual. Before he speaks a word,Perry's Headshot 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 Chronicle