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Actor Paul Reubens, better known as Pee Wee Herman from Pee Wee’s Playhouse among other Pee Wee movies, has returned to the spot light once again.
It has taken Reubens around twenty years to get himself back to a semi popular role in entertainment. After exposing himself in an adult movie theater in 1991, Americans lost almost all their respect for the goofy kid show star.
Between then and now, he has wandered from movie to movie, taking small roles here and there. Reubens has appeared in movies like Blow, Mystery Men, and even Roald Dahl’s book-gone-movie Matilda.
His old show, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, will now be turned into a newer, more updated stage show. The new show is a recapturing of Pee Wee’s original performances with the Los Angeles comedy troupe, The Groundlings. It will run up until February 7, 2010 at Club Nokia.
According to the Associated Press, Reubens is very happy with his comeback. “It’s been interesting coming back into the spotlight … but it’s been feeling very exciting. I’m totally excited. I don’t even know what to say, heh heh heh,” he said.
Here’s a video of Reubens’ thoughts about his comeback. Enjoy the craziness…
I know many people and critics alike still think he’s funny, and I’d have to agree, but let’s see if he can keep it in his pants this time around.