'Pauly Shore Stands Alone' Doc Trailer Shows Comedian's Struggles
The common phrase of "15 minutes of fame" has become increasingly less relevant as the dawn of the internet and reality television has made the window for celebrity idolatry even smaller. One such actor whose time in the spotlight came and went was Pauly Shore. After hitting it big in the 90s with comedies like Encino Man, Son-in-Law, In the Army Now and more, Shore lost all that fame and glory. But Shore is still a stand-up comic at heart, growing up around icons like Sam Kinison and sharing the fame of The Comedy Store, founded by his mother Mitzi Shore. Now a new documentary called Pauly Shore Stands Alone focuses on his comedy tour across the Midwest along with his personal struggles. Watch!
Here's the first trailer for the documentary Pauly Shore Stands Alone from Deadline:
On the documentary, Shore says:
“A lot of these people don’t know that ‘Son-In-Law’ grew up among comics like Sam Kinison,The tour was booked, and I was going through a peculiar time. I was happy on the road as opposed to being home, which is difficult because of my mom’s illness. I just hired a crew and shot it. It’s almost like a singer going through a breakup – they have to write a song. For me, the film was my way to express myself more comfortably.
Down to my core of who I am, I’m a stand-up comic. A lot of comics go through personal things and have to put on a smile. I’m always doing shtick – I’m a comic, obviously. I wanted to show a side of me that wasn’t doing any shtick, and this was the first time I let that shtick down.”
Pauly Shore Stands Alone is a true-life road documentary, directed by the comedian and film star himself. The camera follows the star of 90s comedies such as Son-in-Law, Encino Man, Jury Duty, Bio-Dome, In the Army Now and more as he ventures out on a snowy mid-western comedy club tour, while simultaneously dealing with moving his ailing mother, Mitzi Shore (founder of The Comedy Store), out of her West Hollywood mansion of 40 years. The film won Best Documentary Feature at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, and Showtime has picked it up for a December 4th premiere on cable. Interested in this?