Pauly Shore

Continuing the Shore family's stand-up comedy legacy, Pauly Shore might get a little nostalgic at Houston's Improv this weekend. After all, Shore's manic mentor was the late laff king Sam Kinison, who cut his comedy baby teeth on Houston's revered stand-up stages. Shore is like Kinison in that you either love him or you hate him — there's no in between. Shore starred in a slew of popular films in the 1990s, including Encino Man, Son-in-Law, In the Army Now, Jury Duty and BioDome. (''Then I don't know what fuckin' happened!'' he laments.)

In his stand-up act, Shore devotes a considerable portion of his set to deprecating all over himself. ''I know there are a lot of people out there who are not Pauly Shore fans,'' he's said onstage. ''You probably know some of these cocksuckers. You probably had a conversation with them this afternoon: 'What are you doing tonight — going to see Pauly Shore? Fuck that fa**ot. Call me after.''' That's so 1990s!

8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-333-8800 or visit improvhouston.com. $22 to $32.
Fri., Aug. 23, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 24, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2013

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Nancy Ford
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