Pauly Shore

April 9-11

Once upon a time, long, looong ago, Pauly Shore sat atop a stoner's dream empire. Raised in his mother's The Comedy Store, young Pauly parlayed contacts with comedy's elite (Sam Kinison was his mentor) into an MTV gig, then 1992's inexplicable hit movie, "Encino Man." He had Hollywood by the balls. But "The Weasel's" shelf life was shorter than "grunge," and by '03 Shore was self-producing a documentary in which he fakes his own death in order to be famous again, which worked great, as his past decade's blockbuster successes well attest. You could say Shore is the George W. Bush of American Comedy--but that's not right, because he seems to know he was born on third base and still can't find his way home. Still doing new stuff, he's even getting into recording podcasts. Some day, Pauly Shore will be considered the hardest-working man in show biz. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., and Saturday at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Magooby's Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410) 252-2727, magoobys.com, $22. (Edward Ericson Jr.)

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