The full spectrum of human emotions and condition are on display in this brutally honest self-portrait of the sadness behind the clown. Pauly Shore, once a successful stand-up comedian, directs himself in this raw, cinema verite style documentary. Years after his Hollywood golden era of the 90s, Shore sets out up to revive his career – or document its decline – as he goes on the road, through snow-covered towns, appearing in small comedy clubs strewn throughout the midwest. In Shore’s typical self-deprecating and free style uncensored performance, he gets his audience to laugh and strangely draws us, the viewer, to empathize with him. While you watch Shore taking charge of his elderly, ailing mother, or exchanging raunchy comments with members of his audience, you find yourself cheering him on and hoping that Pauly Shore will not stand alone for long. –Svetlana Krotek
Stand-up comic, actor, writer, director Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show Totally Pauly hit the airwaves to major fan approval. In 1993, he wrote and starred in a one-hour HBO television special, Pauly Does Dallas. He had roles in films from 1988, providing supporting comedy relief, but it was the wildly popular Encino Man, that put Pauly on the map. Films, such as Jury Duty, followed and he provided voices in animated features such as Casper: A Spirited Beginning and The Goofy Movie Franchise. College music journalists named his first album, “The Future of America,” Best Comedy Album in 1991. Pauly has made several appearances as a recurring guest on Howard Stern’s late-night show and David Letterman’s talk show. He tours the country with his stand-up comedy act. In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005 starred in the reality television series Minding the Store. His production company, Landing Patch Productions, has produced multiple films and specials: Natural Born Komics, Adopted, Vegas Is My Oyster, and Pauly-tics.
Pauly's podcast, Pauly Shore's Interested, will be released in the Fall of 2014. Guests include Chris Rock, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia, Andy Dick, and many more.
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