Sammy Shore, co-founder of The Comedy Store, dies at age 92


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By Variety

LOS ANGELES – Sammy Shore, the famous comedian who co-founded The Comedy Store in Hollywood, died in Las Vegas, Nevada, from natural causes. He was 92 years old.

Shore founded The Comedy Store with his partner writer Rudy Deluca on April 7, 1972. His ex-wife, Mitzi Shore, took over the club in the divorce settlement and the place became one of the most well-known comic talent incubators. . in Los Angeles. Mitzi Shore died in April 2018 at the age of 87.

Sammy Shore's 70-year stand-up career began in the Catskills, where he was part of the comedy duet with Shecky Greene. In 1969, Shore was chosen for the return of Elvis Presley to the International Hotel, putting Shore in the spotlight. He continued to open for the Elvis International Hotel and road shows until 1972.

Shore has also opened for bands such as Barbra Streisand, Tony Orlando, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones, Ann Margaret, Connie Stevens, Bobby Darin and Glen Campbell. Over the past 20 years, Shore has played with his son Pauly. Pauly Shore paid tribute to her father on Twitter by writing, "Dad, you've had an amazing life and I'm so proud to say you're my dad, when you're in heaven, I'll kill the crowds night after night." continue your legacy. "

In addition to writing several books, Shore has recorded several albums, including "Brother Sam, Come Heal With Me" and "70 Sucks, but 80 is Worse". Shore has also frequently played in Harrah's casinos and hotels, and in fact more than any other artist.

Shore is survived by his wife Suzanne, 29, three dogs and three children, and two grandchildren.

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