Paul Montgomery 'Pauly' Shore (born February 1, 1968) is an American comedian and actor who starred in several comedy films in the 1990s and hosted a video show on MTV in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Shore is still performing stand-up comedy and is touring in 2012. Shore was born Paul Montgomery Shore, the son of Mitzi Shore (ne Saidel), who founded The Comedy Store, and Sammy Shore, a comedian. Shore was raised Jewish in Beverly Hills, California. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1986. Inspired by his parents' work in comedy and show business, a 17-year-old Shore made his stand-up debut at the Alley Cat Bistro in Culver City. 'Everyone else in school was filling out their SAT applications, but I just passed mine back. I knew I wasn't going to go to college.' Shore was mentored by Sam Kinison and opened several of his sets. While touring the comedy club circuit, Shore cultivated an alter ego persona, 'The Weasel'.
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