Pauly Shore Files Suit Against Brother

Comedy Store family dispute no laughing matter

Last Updated: December 15, 2009 @ 7:05 AM

For nearly 40 years, the Comedy Store has been a training ground for countless Hollywood aspirants, providing a showcase for the likes of Richard Pryor, Jay Leno and David Letterman. But these days, nobody is joking about the future of the Sunset Strip landmark — or the condition of Mitzi Shore, the Store’s 79-year-old owner. Both are at the center of a lawsuit filed last week by Pauly Shore, the actor-comedian and her youngest son.

In his complaint, Pauly, 41, alleges that his older brother Peter, a psychologist and former TV director who lives in Portland, Ore., has been exerting "undue influence" over their mother, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and other neurological problems.

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