You may know Kurt Metzger for his role as an opinionated nihilist on Louie CK's Horace and Pete
, as a well known stand-up comic in the New York scene, or for his writing work on Inside Amy Schumer
and Chappelle Show
. You might also know him for his controversial comments that made headlines back in August, which comes up as the number #1 result if you Google 'Kurt Metzger'. He's in Shanghai this week for shows on Friday and Saturday
at the Kung Fu Komedy Club
, who are calling him their biggest international booking.
I caught up with Kurt ahead of his show. He was a bit abrasive, but also humble, and seriously funny. We talked about American media, acting, and comedy. Read the full interview inside.