TONIGHT: Bobcat Goldthwait has been faking that voice all along at Silent Movie Theatre with Shakes The Clown

Shakes The Clown is one of the best comedies ever about clowns. not that that’s saying much, but i’ll stand behind any movie that involves Florence Henderson and dirty clown sex. Bobcat Goldthwait will be there to host the evening at the Silent Movie Theater, as well as present some shorts or something from his video collection.

The inimitable Bobcat Goldthwait will be in person at the Cinefamily to present a selection of his favorite found footage from his private collection, in addition to his infamous directorial debut, which also happens to be one of the most underappreciated films of the 1990s. One can only imagine the horror of unsuspecting mothers who took their children to see Shakes The Clown, expecting to see the cuddly Bobcat of Hot to Trot and the Police Academy franchise, and who were instead treated to ninety minutes of clowns snorting yayo, discussions on the merits of “peanut butter pussy” and mime-bashing. Goldthwait has said he based the clowns’ dysfunctional and self-destructive behaviors on the backstage antics of fellow stand-up comedians. Fittingly, the film is populated with a who’s who and who will-be of comedy: Adam Sandler, Blake Clark, Robin Williams, Tim Kazurinsky, Kathy Griffin, and Tom Kenny (future voice of Spongebob Squarepants). If you didn’t think the backstage of The Laugh Factory on Sunset Blvd. circa 1988 was a scary place, we promise you will now.
Shakes The Clown Dir. Bobcat Goldthwait, 1992, 35mm, 87 min.
Tickets – $12