Pauly Shore with Seth Milstein

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
$20 Advance, $25 Door, $30 Reserved

Here is a viral video Pauly made for his upcoming visit:

On Thursday, June 20, the Community Center for the Performing Arts, KRVM and All-Comedy 1450 proudly welcome Pauly Shore to the WOW Hall along with special guest Seth Milstein.

Comedian and actor Paul Montgomery “Pauly” Shore is best known for  starring in several comedy films in the 1990s.  He also hosted a video show on MTV in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Shore is currently performing stand-up comedy.

Pauly is the son of Mitzi Shore, who founded The Comedy Store, and Sammy Shore, also a comedian.  Shore was raised Jewish, and grew up in Beverly Hills, where he graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1986.

Inspired by his parents’ work in comedy and show business, a 17-year-old Shore made his stand-up debut at the Alley Cat Bistro in Culver City.  “Everyone else in school was filling out their SAT applications, but I just passed mine back.  I knew I wasn’t going to go to college.”  Shore was mentored by Sam Kinison and opened several of his sets.  While touring the comedy club circuit, Shore cultivated an alter ego persona, “The Weasel”.

“The Weasel” involved Shore speaking in a Jeff Spicoli-esque surfer parlance, heavily peppered with dudespeak slang such as “edged”, “melons” and “grinding” as well as his catchphrase, “Hey, BU-DDY.”

Shore’s big break came as an on-air MTV VJ, a position he held from 1989 to 1994.  At the height of his MTV fame, Shore had his own show, Totally Pauly, serving as a host, most memorably on MTV’s annual Spring Break parties.  He also released a music video, “Lisa, Lisa, The One I Adore”.

In 1992, Shore starred in Encino Man which was a modest hit.  Encino Man’s success propelled Shore to star in additional personalized vehicles, albeit less successful: Son in Law (1993), In the Army Now (1994), Jury Duty (1995) and Bio-Dome (1996).  He makes a cameo appearance in the American rock band Limp Bizkit music video “N 2 Gether Now”, as a pizza deliveryman.

In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005 starred in the short lived reality television series Minding the Store.  In 2010 Shore starred in Adopted, which sees him traveling to Africa to adopt a child.  In addition, he has several short subject films and multiple projects in the works such as his MTV pilot called The Shores and various projects with such as Funny or Die.

This show is partly seated.  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $30 for reserved seating.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.