Sammy Shore dead. The legendary Comedy Store co-founder, stand-up comedian and the father of actor Pauly Shore has died, aged 92.
Speaking on the cause of death of Sammy Shore, his family revealed he passed away on Saturday from natural causes while in his home in Las Vegas, surrounded by his wife, Suzanne, and the rest of his family.
The veteran comedian co-founded the world-famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles with his writing partner Rudy De Luca in 1972 — it would soon become to premier stand-up club in the world.
During the cause of his 70-year career, Shore opened for people like Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr., Connie Stevens and Glen Campbell, among many others. While he lived in Los Angeles, he became a member of the famous “Friars Club.” He was voted Best Comedy Act in Atlantic City by the Atlantic City Press and even had a day named after him on July 24, 1990 by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. He’s also known to be the only comedian who worked Harrah’s Casinos and Hotels more than any other entertainer.
Shore is survived by his wife, his three dogs and his four children, as well as two grandchildren.