Need a laugh or two to jump start your weekend?
Actor and comedian Pauly Shore is coming to The Tarheel Concert Lounge for two nights – Friday and Saturday with two shows each night – and promises everyone attending will leave laughing.
Shore, whose career includes successful stints as a Music Television (MTV) deejay and movies like “Encino Man,” “Son in Law” and “In the Army Now,” admits his first love is stand up.
“My comedic influences are George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Cheech and Chong and Sam Kinison,” Shore said in a telephone interview Wednesday with The Daily News. “My shows are edgy but I don’t go over.”
Shore said he’s never come to Jacksonville before.
“I’ve been to Jacksonville, Florida but never Jacksonville, N.C. We’re just in North Carolina for seven days and wanted to do some shows in that part of the state,” Shore said. “A lot people between the age of 30 and 60 know who I am so what we’re trying to do with our shows is bring out the ‘millennials’ out to the show.”
Shore said at the end of each show he poses for pictures with fans.
Comedy is in Shore’s genes. Shore’s mother, Mitzi Shore, co-founded the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, in 1972, four years after her son was born. Mitzi Shore died in April 2018 at the age of 87, according to the Associated Press.
As young comic, Shore opened for Sam Kinison decades ago before the comic genius was tragically killed in a 1992 vehicle accident in Needles, California. He has also appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show.
On this tour hitting several cities in North Carolina, Shore’s show opens with Frank Castillo who brings topical and quick-witted humor honed on the stage of The Comedy Store Roast Battles.
The Shore comedy shows and others geared toward country and classis rock are what Flahardy is trying to bring to the area as his club transitions its brand name from the Tarheel Opry House to its new name, the Tarheel Music Lounge.
“We’re trying to being a mix to the club that we hope people will enjoy. We’ve got Donnie Baker scheduled for Sept. 29,” Flahardy said.
Friday and Saturday show times are 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at The Tarheel, located at 145 Blue Creek Road in Jacksonville. Tickets are available for all shows starting at $25. Tarheel Concert Lounge Marketing Manager Aaron Flahardy said comedy acts are something his club is trying to attract.
To purchase tickets and for more information on Shore’s show visit the Tarheel’s website TarheelNCLive.com. For more information on Shore visit PaulyShore.com.
Reporter Mike McHugh can be reached at 910-219-8455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.