Comedians love to talk about their funny childhoods, but no one can claim quite the standup jumpstart as Pauly Shore. He may be best known for his surfer-dude character “The Weasel” that landed him a longtime MTV gig and several ’90s film roles, but Shore was born into making people laugh on stage. His mom, Mitzi, is a legend and founder of Los Angeles’ Comedy Store, the Sunset Strip launching pad for a who’s who of standup royalty. And his dad, Sammy, opened years of tours for Elvis. Pauly’s kept working nonstop since his years in the spotlight, doing reality TV, documentaries and always hitting the stage for standup gigs. This weekend, he’s doing a ticketed, free Q&A focused on his movies (Jan. 15 at 2 pm) and two “storyteller” shows in which he’ll talk about his life on the road and growing up in Hollywood (Jan. 14-15 at 7:30 pm, $25), in addition to the three standup shows noted below.
Pauly Shore • Thu, Jan. 13 at 7:30 pm and Fri-Sat, Jan. 14-15 at 10:30 pm • $25-$33 • Spokane Comedy Club • 315 W. Sprague • spokanecomedyclub.com • 509-318-9998
— Dan Nailen