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Bobcat Goldthwait is Solid Gold
Bobcat Goldthwait is still best known by most Americans for his starring roles in Police Academy:2, 3 and 4. Many other fans also know him from his hit Christmas picture ‘Scrooged’ with Bill Murray or ‘Burglar’ with Whoopi Goldberg. The younger generation enjoyed his memorable scene in the movie ‘Blow’ with Johnny Depp and Paul Reubens, featuring the classic line ‘I can’t feel my face’ after he snorted a mountain of white powder. What Bobcat has become well-known and financially rewarded for is his skills as a director in both television and film.
Bobcat moved into the director’s chair shortly after his stint on the Fox hit television show ‘Unhappily Ever After’. Goldthwait became nationally known as the man who was dating the show’s star, the beautiful Nikki Cox. Bobcat began directing The Man Show with Jimmy Kimmel and went on to direct the Jimmy Kimmel show for 3 years. He then decided to become a film director.
Goldthwait teamed up with long time best friend Robin Williams to do ‘World’s Greatest Dad’, in 2012 he had the highly acclaimed mini-hit with ‘God Bless America’. This May you will see his much awaited first horror picture ‘Willow Creek’. His new movie is a cross between ‘The Blair Witch Project’ and ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’. Word is it is well done and scary.
Goldthwait has been doing stand-up comedy for nearly 3 decades. Bobcat got his first break from Louie CK when he invited him to be on his first HBO series. Later, Goldthwait grabbed national headlines when he set Jay Leno’s couch on fire on the Tonight Show. Needless to say, Jay was less than happy. Ironically, later on, Goldthwait would direct several episodes of various series for NBC.
If you haven’t seen Bobcat’s stand-up, I promise you will be impressed. It’s a cross between Bill Hicks and George Carlin. Bobcat has a very realistic take on social media and people who depend upon it. Not only funny, but worth hearing about. Bobcat doesn’t hesitate to make fun of himself, his lengthy career in television and the movies and his love life.
Bobcat is doing at least one or more feature films a year so he spends much of his time at film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Montreal and an upcoming film festival in Cancun, Mexico. It’s a rough life.
His first love is stand-up comedy which he has less time for these days, only doing one or two appearances a month nationally. It keeps his juices flowing and the ideas coming for new pictures. See him tonight or tomorrow at 7:45 pm or 9:45 pm at Stanford & Sons at the Legends. Call (913)400-7500 or visit stanfordscomedyclub.com for tickets and more information. Ladies, don’t forget, next Thursday night at 8 pm, The Chippendales straight out of Las Vegas.