Though Pauly Shore headlined more movies than anyone in his family, his comedy influence was dwarfed by that of his mother, Mitzi.
Mitzi Shore, owner of Los Angeles’ legendary venue the Comedy Store, saw the careers of some of comedy’s biggest names flourish under her watchful eye.
Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jim Carrey are just a few of the talents who cut their teeth at the Comedy Store beginning in the 1970s.
Mitzi died Wednesday morning at age 87, but the news was not a surprise to anyone following Pauly on social media.
During his mother’s final days, Pauly took to Twitter to let friends and fans know of Mitzi’s failing health, at one point reaching out to comedians asking for them to send a message to his mother so that she left the world feeling loved.
Here are Pauly’s tweets, along with messages from a few celebrities who answered his call.
The reason why I have been Canceling shows and have been laying low on Social is that mom Mitzi. Shore has been on hospice let’s all prey she when she goes to heaven she go peaceful I know she was loved by many of you— Pauly Shore (@PaulyShore) April 7, 2018
Thank you everyone with all heartfelt messages to my mom Mitzi—I’m only letting you guys know what’s going on cause I know how much you guys love her @TheComedyStore and she’s not just my mom she’s all the comics moms she’s our GODmother any other comics ?let it out!— Pauly Shore (@PaulyShore) April 9, 2018
All comics/Friends that are calling me/texing/e mailing I’m not responding to anyone as you can imagine... mom/Mitzi is transitioning— Pauly Shore (@PaulyShore) April 11, 2018
Mom/Mitzi passed Early in the morning at 4.42 am she was 87 years old my heart lays heavy— Pauly Shore (@PaulyShore) April 11, 2018
We knew who Mitzi Shore was at the meat packing plant back in Iowa & @TheComedyStore was a palace & Richard Pryer & Robin Williams were heroes we fantasized about 2 make it through long days. Thank you Mitzi for welcoming me & allowing me 2 be on your palace stage with my heroes. https://t.co/ZyQWN5KzU4— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) April 9, 2018
May you go with Peace, knowing that you changed the world forever, for truth and for the sake of art and freedom. You wlll always be with us-we will always be with you. Thank you, genius! We all love you so much! Forever!— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 10, 2018