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Location: 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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As a stand-up comic, Bobcat Goldthwait has been compared to everyone from Lenny Bruce to a Warner Brothers cartoon character on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Whether audiences consider him on the edge or over it, after a dozen films, his own HBO specials, and a myriad of guest spots, Bobcat is still an original. Influenced by George Carlin, Andy Kaufman, Monty Python, and punk bands of the late ‘70’s Goldthwait says “Johnny Rotten has more to do with me than Johnny Carson.” He sang in a local band called “The Dead Ducks” then transitioned into writing stand-up material. After high school, Goldthwait moved to Boston where he posed as a student and began developing his act in various clubs. After auditioning numerous times for “The Late Show with David Letterman,” he made his television debut on March 20, 1982. From New York, Goldthwait took his stand-up to San Francisco and Los Angeles, becoming a pop phenomenon. He soon appeared in a showcase with Whoopi Goldberg and landed his first film role as the gang leader “Zed” in “Police Academy 2.” Goldthwait logged two sequels: Police Academy “3” & “4”, while building his filmography through roles in such features as “Scrooged” (with Bill Murray), “Burglar” (with Whoopi Goldberg) and as the voice of “Pain” in the animated Disney film “Hercules.” Goldthwait’s affinity for writing and directing became evident in 1991 when he wrote, directed, and starred in the cult classic feature “Shakes The Clown,” a dark comedy about rival clown factions and the nastiness that can permeate the comedy world.