Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Pauly Shore's Still Making 'Em Laugh

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Pauly Shore's Still Making 'Em Laugh

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Byline: JOHN DONOVAN

Comedian Pauly Shore, who performs at the Comedy Zone tonight and Saturday night, has made a career out of being his silly, stoner self.

Shore's parents founded The Comedy Store, a famous L.A. comedy club where Shore spent his childhood. He grew up joking with Robin Williams and other celebrities.

Shore enjoyed the '80s heavy metal scene on the Sunset Strip and played drums before switching to standup at the age of 17. "I was tired of being in the background; I wanted to be in the spotlight," Shore said in a phone interview from Austin, Texas.

The critics have routinely panned his movies (Encino Man, Son In Law, In the Army Now, Biodome) for poor acting. They complain that he is just being himself on camera.

Despite the criticism, Shore's movies have been remarkably popular and are often aired on television. Shore's fans don't care if he plays a similar character in every movie -- the man is funny, they say.

Shore recently appeared in an episode of the HBO series Entourage, and he's working on a new movie with Charlie Murphy and Vivica Fox titled Pauly Shore's Funked Up Sketch Comedy Movie. …

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