Pauly Shore is Dead

by Joey deVilla on January 28, 2005

Darryl Wiggers, programming director for Scream TV, sent me this email:

See, Hear and Feel Pauly Shore LIVE AND IN PERSON!

Special Midnight Screening of the film

PAULY SHORE IS DEAD

Friday, January 28th at The Royal Cinema

[608 College Street West]

with Pauly Shore LIVE in PERSON!

Tickets $12 advance / $15 night of show

Tickets available from Suspect Video

(605 Markham St & 619 Queen St. West)

Sponsored by Suspect Video and Presented by Ultra 8 Pictures

Finally, a movie that answers the question “what ever happened to Pauly

Shore?” with a satirical, sometimes self-deprecating, and often

hilarious honesty. Tracing the rise of the comedic it-boy and his

subsequent fall from favor, Pauly eventually loses everything: his

popularity, his house, his representation and his career. He is

humiliated in the public eye, and is forced to go to work parking cars

at his mother’s club, The Comedy Store; at a loss, he receives a

visitation from the ghost of Sam Kinison, who advises suicide.

According to Kinison, Shore’s dead career would be resurrected and

canonized in the event of the comedian’s death, and Pauly decides to go

along with this, at least to a point. He fakes his own death, and

Kinison’s prophecy comes true as all of Hollywood and fans across the

nation begin to extoll the genius that was Pauly. Basking in the glow

of his newfound appreciation, Shore goes out on the town in disguise,

but unfortunately his secret is discovered, he’s locked up, and now

looks more the fool than ever. The film is successful on the strength

of it’s good-natured, self-conscious quality of comedic revelation, and

is certainly augmented by its star power. The half-fiction,

half-autobiographical film boasts cameos from the likes of Sean Penn,

Pam Anderson, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kurt Loder,

Carson Daly, Vince Vaghn, Snoop Dog, Ben Stiller, Britney Spears, Chris

Rock, Corey Feldman, and Heidi Fleiss, among many, many others. It

would appear that The Weiz is not quite as unpopular as he presents

himself.

I gotta say, I loved the guy in Encino Man. He made that movie (sorry, Sean Astin).

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