The Comedy Store co-founder, Sammy Shore, has died at age 92.
The father of actor Pauly Shore, 51, passed away from natural causes peacefully to his Las Vegas home, as revealed on both the actor and club's Facebook page.
The post revealed he was surrounded by his wife of 29 years, Suzzanne, and his family at his time of death.
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Breaking news: Sammy Shore, the co-founder of Comedy Store, has passed away in Vegas at the age of 92
Sammy leaves behind his wife as well as four children, Scott, Peter and Pauly.
Pauly took to Instagram on Saturday to share the news with his 157,000 followers.
'I'm saddened to let everyone know my father Sammy Shore recently passed on the age of 92 from natural causes,' he wrote on Instagram.
'My parents divorced when I was three years old and even though my mom was the one that raised me, my dad still provided for me the best he could. He came to little league games, holidays, and birthdays. My dad sacrificed a lot of his career for his family even though he wanted to be on the road and tell jokes and be free. '
Tribute to his father: Pauly took to Instagram on Saturday to share the news with his 157,000 followers (pictured 2005)
Pauly continued: "When I first decided to stand up comedy it was me dad that took me to my first gig. It was at a restaurant called The Alley Cat Bistro in Marina Del Rey on Sept 25, 1985. '
'Once I hit the big in the 1990s I took my dad on tour with me all about America doing shows. We toured together for more than 20 years. It was labeled "A Family Affair Tour." Most of the audience would be like, "Pauly Shore's dad's opening for him?" They thought it was some sort of a joke, when they soon realized the joke was on them. '' My dad killed the crowds night after night. He didn't just set up the show by doing an amazing job on stage. He also let the audience really know who I was, where I came from, and how I wound up the way that I did. Like father like son. Acorn did NOT fall far from the tree. '
The best memories: "My parents divorced when I was three years old and even though my mom was the one that raised me, my dad still provided for me the best he could. He came to little league games, holidays, and birthdays. My dad sacrificed his career for his family even though all he wanted to do was go on the road and tell jokes and be free '
Nothing but love: Pauly wrote that his father would always give him the most' professional and respectful ' introduction '
Continuing on in another post, Pauly wrote that his father would always give him the most' professional and respectful introduction '.
"He would say," ladies and gentlemen, I've opened for Elvis Presley and Sammy Davis Jr., but tonight I'm opening for my favorite entertainer … Please give a round of applause for my son … Pauly Shore . " Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" would blare through the speakers, and dad and I would dance around on stage like silly kids, "he recalled.
And Sammy thrust onto the comedic microphone for as long as he could, seen right up on stage on his 90th birthday two years ago.
The club, located at the Sunset Strip in Hollywood was established by Sammy, his then wife Mitzi and writing partner Rudy Deluca back in 1972.
Passed: Mitzi, the ex-wife of Sandy and also a co-founder, passed away in 2018 (pictured with Pauly in 1999)
Discomfort condition: Mitzi was battling with Parkinson's disease in her later years and was in hospice when she passed (pictured 2012)
Since then, the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murph y, Jim Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Robin Williams, David Letterman, George Wallace, Dave Chappelle, Richard Pryor and many more comedians have performed there.
Sammy's death comes after his ex-wife and mother of Pauly, Mitzi, passed away last year at the age of 87.
Mitzi was battling with Parkinson's disease in her later years and was in hospice when she passed.
The late comedian took over the club in 1974 as part of a divorce settlement with her husband, Sammy Shore.
Business woman: The late comedian took over the club in 1974 as part of a divorce settlement with her husband, Sammy Shore (pictured 1992)