Comedy: Kurt Metzger

Americans seem to enjoy British comics, but how do our comedians do over there? Not bad, according to Kurt Metzger, who just returned from a series of shows in the UK. "I'd never been there before," he says. "It went very well; it was a very cool experie

Americans seem to enjoy British comics, but how do our comedians do over there? Not bad, according to Kurt Metzger, who just returned from a series of shows in the United Kingdom. “I had a great time there,” he says. “I’d never been there before. It went very well; it was a very cool experience.” The only downside, he says, was having to adjust his set for British audiences. “I have about an hour and half of material (in the States) and about 20 minutes (in the U.K.),” he says, laughing. He’d go back in an instant, though. “Their money is worth double our money! If you go work the clubs over there, you come back rich 'cause our money is like Mexican money over there.” A former animation student (he dropped out to pursue stand-up), Metzger has just completed a season of Comedy Central’s animated series Ugly Americans. “Man, it’s so great,” he insists.