Comedy Store Owner Mitzi Shore Dies After Battling Parkinson's Disease At 87

Date April 12, 2018 16:38

It’s a sad news for all fans and admirers of comedy and stand-ups. On April 11, Mitzi Shore has passed away at 87 in Los Angeles. She was one of the most influential figures who could make and break careers of comedians.

The cause of the death was not stated. But it’s known that the owner of the Comedy Store club had battled Parkinson’s disease and other neurological problems for quite some time.

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What do we know about Mitzi Shore?

Together with her husband, Mitzi bought the venue in 1972. First, it was a strip club. But after the divorce, she redesigned it, expanded it, and eventually turned it into a comedy empire.

In the 1970s-80s, numerous major comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, and Robin Williams, used the Comedy Store as a steppingstone. Apart from offering comedians a place to perform, Mitzi also gave them countless pieces of advice.

Shortly before Mitzi’s death, her son Pauly made fans aware of his mom’s condition via Twitter. And when he shared the devastating news, celebrities and ordinary people rallied to share messages of support and talk about Mitzi’s impact on comedy.

Here are some of the touching messages shared

Rest in peace, Mitzi Shore!

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