Pauly Shore has a band?
It’s true. Tonight, October 18, at Nightmare on Spring Mountain–a Halloween-themed pop-up at Las Vegas’s Sand Dollar Lounge–is promising the world debut of Pauly Shore and The Crustys. What started out as a social media joke (we think) is turning ‘pro.’
“It’s the first time we’re playing in public,” Shore says in a statement. “It’s also the first time I’ve ever performed for free. A lot of ‘firsts.’ Who knows what other firsts will happen that night?”
Shore, who relocated to Las Vegas in the footsteps of his father, the late comedian Sammy Shore, has wasted little time fitting into his new town.
“I moved to Las Vegas approximately a year and a half ago and I wanted to start a band.”
He assembled the Crustys, including Bill Degillio on guitar, Richard Wells on keyboard, Eddie Fickett on drums, and Norm Roberts on bass after seeing the veteran musicians perform in various groups at the Sand Dollar. The line up reportedly includes a church pianist as well as a veteran punk rocker.
Until now, Pauly Shore and The Crustys have been a garage band, literally. Their unique performances in Shore’s garage can be viewed on Shore’s YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
Pauly Shore started his stardom where most 90’s burnouts do, as an MTV VJ. Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his MTV show “Totally Pauly” hit the airwaves to major fan approval. The show ran for six years, leading Pauly to a one-hour HBO comedy special, “Pauly Does Dallas,” and starring roles in films like “Jury Duty,” “In the Army Now,” “Bio-Dome,” “Encino Man,” “Son In Law,” and “A Goofy Movie.”
Pauly went on to produce and star in several of his own projects, including “Pauly Shore is Dead,” as well as the comedy specials “Vegas is My Oyster,” starring Andy Dick, Tom Green, Bobby Lee, and “Pauly-Tics,” starring Herman Cain and Larry King.
In 2014, he released “Pauly Shore Stands Alone,” a true-life road documentary that follows Pauly as he performs in obscure towns throughout Wisconsin while dealing with his personal life. It appeared on Showtime and is available on Amazon Prime.
Other recent projects include Adam Sandler’s “Sandy Wexler,” the short film “Sin City Psycho” and Dreamworks’ animated “The Big Trip.” In 2020, Pauly stars in the movie “Guest House”, which is currently streaming on Netflix (digital and on-demand).
Pauly also starred in Lionsgates’ animated film “The Little Penguin: Pororo’s Dinosaur Island Adventure.” Pauly released a series of video interviews in 2017 called the “Pauly Shore Podcast Show.” His guests included Judd Apatow, Iliza Shlesinger, Bob Saget and more.
Currently, Shore has a bi-weekly video podcast called “Pauly Shore’s Random Rants” which you can find on All Things Comedy, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and YouTube. Pauly also has a bi-weekly five minute workout show called Sweatin with the Wiez.
Pauly is working on a documentary of his life that spans the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s along with a memoir called “How’d You Expect Me to Turn Out” and a one man show about his life entitled “Stick with the Dancing: Funny Stories From my Childhood.”
Shore got his start at The Comedy Store, a club he literally grew up in while run by his mother Mitzi Shore, legendary for launching the careers of many comedians including Rodney Dangerfield, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, and Jim Carrey.
Visit The Sand Dollar Lounge’s website for details.
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