Bobcat Goldthwait‘s starred in everything from "Happily Ever After" (with ex Nikki Cox)" to his memorable role in "BLOW" ("I can’t feel my face")…
He directs Jimmy Kimmel Live (has for years), was on the Chappelle show a ton, set the couch on fire on the Tonight Show (and was arrested) and even did Hollywood Squares and SCROGGED. But Goldthwait will always be best remembered for his four Police Academy films with Michael Winslow and crew.
And now the Bobcat at Stanford’s this Friday and Saturday Night.
I’ve worked with Bob many times, but not in the last 10 years. We do have some stories though. It was Bobcat and the beautiful Nikki Cox that hosted one of the bigger Red Fridays in Westport. Cox was Bob’s longtime girlfriend, and it was Bobcat who ate – yes ate – the earplug at KSHB during his interview.
That cost me 300 bucks.
He said something like, "What good is this thing? You’re right next to me, I can hear you just fine," than he swallowed the ear piece (sound). Nice.
It was the same Bobcat who attacked Shelby Chong onstage in Las Vegas. Tommy Chong and Bobcat were doing a two man show at the Rivera Hotel and Shelby introduced him as the "man who left his wife for the younger girl,’ referring to Cox who was in the front row. The audience booed Bob, so the next night he introduced Shelby this way, "Tommy Chong will be up soon, but first you have to listen to his bitch wife." Then he laid the mic on the stage and walked off.
That put me in a bad spot because I was with them both in the green room that night. Afterwards, we all took a silent walk to the rooms together until Tommy said to Bobcat, "GOOD SHOW." That broke the ice, but Shelby was red hot mad.
Bobcat has always been a bit crazy. Like when he set the couch on the TONIGHT show ablaze. Bob is a comedy genius though. It’s what keeps him busy and working both acting, doing stand up and now directing several TV shows. Remember, he did THE MAN SHOW.
Bobcat begins a string of several big names coming to Stanford’s. Including his co-star, voice and noise guy next week, Michael Winslow. Also coming is Lynne Koplitz, smoking hot Iliza Shlesinger, Jim Florentine and Don Jamison, Dave Coulier, The Broken Lizards, Dov Davidoff, Jim Jeffries and many more.
And next Wednesday at 8 PM there will be a tribute and fundraiser for my younger brother Jack killed in a car accident recently. Many top local comics will perform, door money and donations will go to Jack’s charities Ren West (drug and alcohol centers of KC) and a local animal shelter.