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Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait On Talk Shows, His Career And His Performances At The Funny Bone

Mindy Tucker

Actor, director and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has quite the eclectic resume. Some may know him for his role on the 1980s animated TV series “Police Academy.” Others may know him for his 1992 film “Shake the Clown” or his 2012 film “God Bless America.”  From 2004 to 2007, he directed more than 300 episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

But Goldthwait got his start as a stand-up comedian, and that’s the role that has brought him to St. Louis. He’s in town through Saturday, April 5 to perform his latest set, “You Don’t Look the Same Either” at the Valley Park Funny Bone.

On Cityscape, he spoke with host Steve Potter about his varied career, his appearances as a panelist on “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” and his high regard for St. Louis Public Radio’s coffee. (For those of you brimming with curiosity, STLPR uses coffee from Northwest Coffee Roasting Company).

The conversation lingered over his films, both old and new, and on the changing nature of late night talk shows. Fun fact: the inspiration for “Shake the Clown” was a novelty shop at Westport Plaza.

Related Event

The Funny Bone Valley Park Presents Bobcat Goldthwait
April 4 and 5, 2014
7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Funny Bone Valley Park, 32 Meramec Valley Plaza
(636) 529-1201
 Funny Bone Website


Cityscape is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer, hosted bySteve Potter and funded in part by the the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.