Pauly Shore

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Pauly Shore

Born

2/1/1968, Hollywood, California

Birth Name

Paul Montgomery Shore

Gender

Male
7.1
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37 votes

Biography

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A wildly goofy, deliberately obnoxious standup comedian, Shore shot to fame on MTV, and later moved his established "weasel" persona into features. The son of comic Sammy Shore, who opened for Elvis Presley in Las Vegas in the 1960s and 70s, and Mitzi Shore, the powerful and influential…more

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    • Pauly: You'd think when you saw my old MTV stuff that I was always drunk and high and all that stuff. I wasn't.

    • Pauly: You plan and sit down with everyone, here's what we're going to do. It's very hard.

    • Pauly: You look at Seinfeld and guys like Dennis Miller and Bill Maher, those guys are more highbrow. Their comedy has always been that way.

    • Pauly: You look at Hanks or Robin Williams, and they were regarded as goofballs at the beginning of their careers. They got an opportunity to work with a great director.

    • Pauly: You have to have a little leverage. Quentin Tarantino wasn't calling me up.

    • Pauly: You have to go away to come back. That's just normal. That's with bands, actors, comedians, everything.

    • Pauly: Whenever someone dies everyone says, 'I love that guy', except for Jeffrey Dahmer.

    • Pauly: When Sam was getting hot I was like 17 years old. I was in awe of him.

    • Pauly: When I'm doing comedy it's like Rodney Dangerfield going on stage and not saying I don't get any respect. It's what people love.

    • Pauly: They thought my movies were bad. Why are they paying this moron to do this?

    • Pauly: They don't look outside the box, so instead of waiting I just made fun of that situation.

    • Pauly: There's a lot of people out there who didn't like my style of comedy.

    • Pauly: The reality is that 99 percent of the kids in this town come from someone. I can go down the list with the Sheen brothers, the Baldwin brothers. Nicolas Cage.

    • Pauly: The MTV thing is the thing that I will always tip my hat to because that was like my acting class and how I got comfortable in front of a camera and how I kind of created my own thing.

    • Pauly: The Hilton sisters make their film debut with a cameo appearance in Pauly Shore Is Dead. It also marks the first time they've been filmed in a bed without night vision.

    • Pauly: The Comedy Store attracts all types of people, growing up I was able to meet them all.

    • Pauly: The comedy comes from the situation, as opposed to me bumping into a wall or jumping off of a table and falling down.

    • Pauly: That's the biggest rule in Hollywood: Don't spend your own money.

    • Pauly: That show is set up to dis people. I got set up. I got punked. They punked me. It's hard to look cool in a situation like that. It's like stepping on a banana peel.

    • Pauly: Son-In-Law was kind of my crossover. It was the movie that brought me out of the MTV audience into the mainstream.

    • Pauly: Sesame Street... I think they were all high. With Big Bird, they had to be high.

    • Pauly: Sam Kinison and Richard Pryor really stood out. They were so lovable and likable.

    • Pauly: People applaud me for spending my own money. Every time I give speeches about the movie or talk about it, they always mention the fact that I spent my own money.

    • Pauly: My whole life, the last 36 years, is in that movie.

    • Pauly: My mom is two people to me. She's my mom number one, and then she's this lady most comedians know as being a legendary owner of a nightclub that's responsible for starting a lot of heavy careers.

    • Pauly: My mom and dad are both in stand-up comedy, so that's where I started, that's where I got everything. My roots are holding the mic.

    • Pauly: My birthday is on Thursday. I'll be 33.

    • Pauly: It's very political out here.

    • Pauly: It's pretty funny casting-wise to have Carrot-Top move into my house and kick me out.

    • Pauly: It's just kind of like me making fun of a period in my life when people didn't see me around for a while.

    • Pauly: It's called Pauly Shore is Dead. I wrote it and directed it. I've been working on it for about four years.

    • Pauly: It's all make-believe. Like Carrot-Top moves into my house. That's not real.

    • Pauly: It was Sam Kinison. I brought him back from the dead.

    • Pauly: It was inherent and in the air what I was feeling; not being the hot guy anymore.

    • Pauly: In the Army Now... every comedian does an army movie.

    • Pauly: If I did become my character, I'd probably be homeless right now.

    • Pauly: I've been playing Sacramento for a long time. And every time I played up there it's been really good for me.

    • Pauly: I'm not used to getting good reviews.

    • Pauly: I'm lost in New York. I gotta get out of the cab.

    • Pauly: I'm Jewish. I've always had a thing where it's okay to dance with the devil, just don't become the devil.

    • Pauly: I'm in a taxi with a whole bunch of people. They're molesting me.

    • I'm doing more stand-up shows.

    • I was used to people dissing me.

    • I was the butt of jokes. You'd watch Letterman and different shows, and critics would always make jabs.

    • I was one of the first veejays to take the camera out on location, and that's what was unique about MTV at that time.

    • I was lucky enough that the people that I pitched, the celebrities, they got the joke. They thought it was funny, and they loved the fact that I'm paying for it.

    • I was in an office to do studio movies. I thought at the time that the projects were right, but then you look back and what I did at the time was create something that was bigger than life.

    • I was going to marry Britney, but she pulled out at the last minute.

    • I was down-and-out. I couldn't get it financed. No one would step up. I got so frustrated and pissed off.

    • I wanted to appeal to my audience-the Midwest people who love the Wiezel and goofy stuff-and I also wanted to appeal to people who never liked my stuff.

    • I started crying naked in the bathtub, I thought Burns was passing me the comedy baton.

    • I remember taking mushrooms at the wrap party, it was like the first and last time I took that.

    • Pauly: I never got into The Jetsons too much.

    • I liked Evel Knievel, and that game Mouse Trap. That was pretty cool.

    • I like the new U2. I also like Joe Walsh. I like all types of stuff.

    • I kinda slowed down and went away for a while.

    • I kind of was raised at The Comedy Store by comedians. When you see my dad on stage before me and then you see me, you'll see where I got a lot of my stuff.

    • I kind of milked the character and the movie format for awhile. I want to take a step back and prove to myself that I can do other things and just be funny.

    • I just kind of learned along the way. When I came at it with that attitude, everything started falling into place.

    • I just finished a movie.

    • I had an unbelievable run. I starred in like six movies.

    • I grew up I the business and know that careers went up or down. I didn't think I did anything wrong.

    • I don't know what a grinder is.

    • I couldn't get the right people I wanted to represent me.

    • I am a guy that people relate to, and that's the weasel character.

    • Hot gets the sub, and cold goes with the grinder.

    • Pauly: Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging out in your living room after a hard night of partying. But that's Hollywood.

    • Curse of Inferno... I really loved working with Janine Turner. Nedd Beatty. It's a little bank heist movie that Showtime made. It was never supposed to be a big studio movie.

    • Britney has a pretty funny cameo in the film, when she tries to remember who Pauly is, and it clicks.

    • Pauly: Britney has a pretty funny cameo in the film, when she tries to remember who Pauly is, and it clicks.

    • Bobcat Goldthwait, I saw his last HBO special and I wanted to like it, but for me comedically I think he comes across angry.

    • Bio-Dome... I wanted to just be retarded in a movie. I wanted to be over the top. Goofy with Stephen Baldwin.

    • Anytime someone in this business is very much out there and then they're not out there? Immediately people think something bad happened.

    • America's Most Wanted? I love it when there's a guy in the back seat pounding his head on the plexiglas. That to me is the best.

    • All these kids in Hollywood, the people born and raised out here, their parents are all in show business, and that's why I think we're good. That's why we're on top of the game now because we were born in it.

    • Pauly: My mom and dad are both in stand-up comedy, so that's where I started, that's where I got everything. My roots are holding the mic.

    • Pauly: It was inherent and in the air what I was feeling; not being the hot guy anymore.

    • Pauly: If I did become my character, I'd probably be homeless right now.

    • Pauly: I've been playing Sacramento for a long time. And every time I played up there it's been really good for me.

    • Pauly: I'm Jewish. I've always had a thing where it's okay to dance with the devil, just don't become the devil.

    • Pauly: I was the butt of jokes. You'd watch Letterman and different shows, and critics would always make jabs.

    • Pauly: I was one of the first veejays to take the camera out on location, and that's what was unique about MTV at that time.

    • Pauly: I was lucky enough that the people that I pitched, the celebrities, they got the joke. They thought it was funny, and they loved the fact that I'm paying for it.

    • Pauly: I was in an office to do studio movies. I thought at the time that the projects were right, but then you look back and what I did at the time was create something that was bigger than life.

    • Pauly: I was down-and-out. I couldn't get it financed. No one would step up. I got so frustrated and p****d off.

    • Pauly: I wanted to appeal to my audience-the Midwest people who love the Wiezel and goofy stuff-and I also wanted to appeal to people who never liked my stuff.

    • Pauly: I kind of was raised at The Comedy Store by comedians. When you see my dad on stage before me and then you see me, you'll see where I got a lot of my stuff.

    • Pauly: I kind of milked the character and the movie format for awhile. I want to take a step back and prove to myself that I can do other things and just be funny.

    • Pauly: I had an unbelievable run. I starred in like six movies.

    • Pauly: I grew up I the business and know that careers went up or down. I didn't think I did anything wrong.

    • Pauly: Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging out in your living room after a hard night of partying. But that's Hollywood.

    • Pauly: I am a guy that people relate to, and that's the weasel character.

    • Pauly: Hot gets the sub, and cold goes with the grinder.

    • Pauly: Even at my peak, I never went too over the top.

    • Pauly: Britney has a pretty funny cameo in the film, when she tries to remember who Pauly is, and it clicks.

    • Pauly: Curse of Inferno... I really loved working with Janine Turner. Nedd Beatty. It's a little bank heist movie that Showtime made. It was never supposed to be a big studio movie.

    • Pauly: Bobcat Goldthwait... I saw his last HBO special and I wanted to like it, but for me comedically I think he comes across angry.

    • Pauly: Bio-Dome, I wanted to just be retarded in a movie. I wanted to be over the top. Goofy with Stephen Baldwin.

    • Pauly: Anytime someone in this business is very much out there and then they're not out there? Immediately people think something bad happened.

    • Pauly: America's Most Wanted? I love it when there's a guy in the back seat pounding his head on the plexiglas. That to me is the best.

    • Pauly: All these kids in Hollywood, the people born and raised out here, their parents are all in show business, and that's why I think we're good. That's why we're on top of the game now because we were born in it.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Funny but annoying.

    4.5
    I should actually say that Pauly Shore is not that bad a comedian. He is fairly funny in VERY small doses. I don't like the fact that he always seems like he is on something, but I guess that is his way of being funny. His movies have been ridiculous, as they were all odd and weird. I would say that of all of them, the best would have to be the army movie. I actually thought that it was quite decent and entertaining. Overall, I wish he would actually act serious for once and maybe he would be taken seriously. Thank you.moreless
  • I absolutely love this guy. He has some awesome qualities most people do not see.

    10
    Besides laughing until I cry when he is joking around, I love his down-to-earth silliness.

    I have run into him at a few events and was happy to find out he is very thoughtful and caring too, and was actually very intelligent when he was being serious. He put some funny ass videos on YouTube recently, and I just saw this new comedy movie he made, 'natural born komics'....all are pretty damn funny.....i think. ;)

    He is in a different place in his career now. It is simply different types of comedy. He does more sketches, stand-up, and things pertaining to world events. He is like, an older more clever Pauly.moreless
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