Pauly Shore Says Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars Joke About Him Was Cruel
Pauly Shore is pissed off at Jimmy Kimmel make him the butt of a joke during the Oscars … saying it was gratuitous and hurtful.
The comedian/actor told Page Six how he felt when JK used him as a punchline while celebrating his 2 former costars from ‘Encino Man’ — one of Pauly’s cult classics from the ’90s.
Turns out … the jab left a wound. PS says, “We love to hate people when they’re on top. People wanted to smash me down and they did. I was always nice to everyone, always cool, I put my heart into all my films.”
He adds, “You’re buying and selling a human being. Human beings have feelings, it’s not like selling real estate.” He says he’s quite happy for Brendan Fraser and Ke Huy Quan … both of whom acted in ‘Encino’ and each of whom won their own statuette Sunday night.
Pauly goes on to talk about a comeback of his own and how he wants to get back into acting. At the moment, he’s touring and about to hit SXSW soon — he also teases a possible TV show that might come about that focuses on his upbringing from the ’70s and ’80s.
It seems having a couple of his old co-stars swing back into the spotlight has him itching for some of that too. Pauly ends by saying, “I am not going to stop. I’m going to keep going. I know I’m going to get that call, and get that opportunity. That’s what’s it about.”
While Pauly might be craving mainstream success again … he’s actually been steadily working . Dude’s got roles racked up for just about ever year going back to the 2010s/’00s … albeit, none of those projects are as memorable as what he did in the 20th century.
If Brendan and Ke can do it … anyone can, we suppose. Go get ‘em, Mr. Shore!