After working as a full time professional comedian, seen on TV and in all types of venues and events, Perry Kurtz finally has his own Comedy Show in North Hollywood beginning on Wednesday November 8th at 9pm. Aside from Perry’s 18 hours of established material he has developed over 43 years in the “biz”, and his uncanny ability to be off-the-wall and create hours of laughter using only his limited wits and based on the audience, each show will feature ONLY professional comedians doing 15-20 minutes sets of established material. None of those amateur open micers who yell at the audience when they don’t get a laugh.
Perry will host each show to get it rolling and keep it rolling and interesting. He’ll also close each show with some form of improvised music that he will make up about whatever the audience is doing AS they do it and get them singing along.
The other main attraction is the venue. It takes place at The C.I.A., or CIA in North Hollywood. That stands for California Institute of Abnormalarts, and is clearly the strangest theater in Los Angeles. It sports a real theater room with a real stage, sound man, and theater lights, a separate room for beer and wine distribution, so there is no vending chatter in the room during the performance, and, mostly, an array of very unusual artifacts, including a mummified person in a glass case as you wander towards the patios. Lighting comes from above and through the walls with a strong Asian feel, giving the place the alter-name of Chinatown East. Colors are bright everywhere and it truly feels as if you are on a different plane of existence, with the ability to return to Earth by leaving the premises. You enter the establishment by passing a giant 15 foot plastic head from an old TV show, where the owner speaks to you from inside the head THROUGH the eyes and takes your money through an ear on the left side of the head.
Showtime is 9pm and admission is only $10, not bad for a really funny 2 hour show without having to travel downtown. The CIA is at 11334 Burbank Boulevard, just east of Lankershim blvd. and The Holiday Inn Express in North Hollywood, 91601, phone (818) 221-8065. This is adult material, but also some of the funniest in L.A.
As for the C.I.A., here ‘s a link to show you what’s in store for behind the giant head. https://www.facebook.com/CIAbnormalarts