Former 'Police Academy' star and noted director Bobcat Goldthwait stops into the Improv for the weekend

by

comment
gallery_bobcat.jpg
You just never can predict who’s going to make it for the long haul. If you’d had to lay a bet on which actor from Police Academy 2 and 3 would still be a vital part of pop culture three decades later, odds would not have been good on the weird, squeaky-voiced, twitchy Bobcat Goldthwait (who made his big-screen debut as Cadet Zed). But Goldthwait has left his erstwhile fellow officers behind while he’s carved out a very interesting career for himself. After catching an early taste of creative control with the cult classic Shakes the Clown (which he wrote, directed and starred in), he left stand-up behind in the mid-2000s to go all in as a film and TV director. After turning out indie hits Sleeping Dogs Lie (mumblecore, if mumblecore had actual jokes) World’s Greatest Dad and God Bless America (pitch-black comedies), and Willow Creek (his stab at horror-comedy), Goldthwait released Call Me Lucky this year, his first documentary. Luckily for us, he’s also returned to the stand-up stage, though he’s left the wacky-zany tics behind. If his “appearances” on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast are anything to go by, Goldthwait has mellowed into a good place – still weird, but minus the twitch. 

8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 | The Improv, 9101 International Drive | 407-480-5233 | theimprovorlando.com | $20






Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.