BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – We caught up with funny man Pauly Shore just as he arrived in Baton Rouge. He’s here to do two comedy showcases at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. Before settling in, he got taste a little southern hospitality.
Shore and longtime friend Ron Coe from Livingston Parish, sat down with FOX 44 News over a bite to eat at Sammy’s Grill on Highland Road. Shore may be a whiz on the stage, but pealing crawfish seemed to be a bit of a challenge.
“I still don’t know how to peal these things,” Shore said after giving it a good effort with around a dozen boiled crawfish.
Many know Shore from his early career on the silver screen. From Encino Man to Bio Dome, most recognize his 90’s persona as “the weasel.” However, his roots were founded in standup comedy.
Shore’s mother, Mitzi, opened The Comedy Store on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, which is where he spent his youth learning the craft from such legends as Robin Williams, David Letterman and the late Sam Kinison. Nowadays, he keeps to his roots by taking the road from time to time to perform at comedy clubs around the country.
"I’m just excited when people come to see me,” Shore said when asked what he loves most about performing. “The more crowded the place is, the more wild it is, the more I give."
Shore will perform two showcases on both nights. The first show starts on Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.
For more information about the Funny Bone Comedy Club and upcoming shows, click here.