Perry Strong is an up and coming comedy talent inspired by the highs, lows and flows of New York City life, from the perspective of a native and denizen. His raw, daring observations about experiences with relationships, women and substance abuse hit both above the belt and well below. His humor, performed regularly at clubs in NYC and Los Angeles, have earned him a reputation as an edgy, “bewitching” performer inducing even skeptical adult audiences into laughter.
A charismatic stage presence, it’s easy to forget that Perry has been formally performing for just over five years. He honed his standup as a regular within the NYC circuit, locally headlining Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand NYC and the Greenwich Village Comedy Club. Regionally, Perry has headlined at Joker’s Wild in New Haven, CT. Breaking out of his immediate home area, Perry has also successfully taken his brand of humor to the Cape Fear Comedy Festival in Wilmington, NC and Comedy with Hannibal Burress At The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY.
Equally comfortable on-screen, Perry is a natural actor and commentator. His praise and skewering of pop star beauty and reputation fueled television credits that include 2012 appearances in three episodes of Vh1′s 100 Greatest Women In Music, as well as March 2013 appearances in all five episodes of Vh1′s 100 Sexiest Music Artists. Perry was featured in a spoof commercial on on TruTv’s World’s Smartest Inventions. In 2014 he co-starred, produced, and edited the short film “You Good!” which screened at the Friar’s Club Comedy Film Festival, The LA Comedy Festival, The Coney Island Film Festival, The Chicago Comedy Film Festival, The Iron Mule Comedy Series in which it won the Judges Award, The Iron Mule Comedy Series Best Of 2014, and The Comic Strip Live Short Film Festival. Perry’s following short film, “The Stick,” won the audience favorite award in The Iron Mule Comedy Series Feb 2015 and Best Short in The Comic Strip Live Short Film Festival. This year Perry was hired to act as a prankster on MTV’s Ladylike and shot his first lead in Benjamin Zimbric’s Untitled feature film.
From behind a camera, Perry has enjoyed a fifteen year career as a freelance media professional; camera operating, producing, editing and directing everything from short films and commercials to reality television and EPK’s. In addition to co-starring, he also produced and edited “You Good!” as well as “The Stick.” Perry’s backstage maturity has also taken him into show promotion and management, evidenced by his 2013 “Dirty Thursdays” shows at The Stand NYC, mentioned in the “NSFW” section of Time Out NY Magazine (9/5 issue) and The ForgetMeNot Comedy Tour.