Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on November 15, 2010

by Klaus Kinski

Pee Wee

One of the most personally heartbreaking celebrity descents occurred in the summer of 1991 when Paul Reubens aka Pee Wee Herman was arrested for lewd behavior after being caught allegedly pleasuring himself in a Sarasota Florida adult movie theater. The charges against him cast a shadow upon my all-too-recent childhood. His infamous mugshot soon replaced the childlike, lovable Pee Wee with a vile biker dude. I was 8 years old when Pee Wee's Big Adventure came out, and following that I watched his television show Pee Wee's Playhouse religiously, probably until late 1989ish. Literally religiously. As a godless heathen-child, Pee Wee was the closest thing to a deity in my life. And there were times early on where I definitely acted like this kid. Anyhow, I was heartbroken. And I know I wasn't alone.

Thanks to tedious and rabid media coverage, I wrote Reubens off as a sicko and a fraud (editor's note: Klaus!?!?). What I didn't realize at the time, or until many years later, was that Reubens was a punching bag for a media machine intent on exposing something nasty and running with it until the masses thirsted for blood. I didn't realize that he had legions of supporters who recognized that things were being blown out of proportion. Slowly but surely, Reubens started gently working his way into my consciousness by showing up in things that I really liked. Of course there was Blow in 2001, and I remember seeing him in Reno 911 and a few other things. But his highly anticipated appearance in the 2007 SF Sketchfest propelled him right back into the place in my heart he had vacated over 17 years earlier. And now, with bygones being bygones, Pee Wee is back in full force at the Stephen Sondheim Theater on Broadway with his live action show The Pee Wee Herman Show which officially opened, after previews that kicked off on October 26th, this week. It runs through January 2nd and brings viewers back in touch with the likes of Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Chairry, Clonky, Clocky, Jambi, Mailman Mike, and all our other favorites. Tickets are on sale and can run you anywhere from $67 to $227.

For more, read these recent articles in the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN.

And we understand that times are tough, so we are giving a pair of tickets to experience The Pee Wee Herman Show! Details on how to with with some videos, below...

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Pee-wee Herman Opening Night in New York City

Pee-Wee's recent guest appearance on WWE Raw

Pee Wee Herman Arrives at Jimmy Kimmel Live on His Bicycle

Part 2

TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE THE PEE WEE HERMAN SHOW: Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Pee Wee). Include your first and last name in the email. A winner will be chosen randomly and contacted.

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Comments (24)

anyone know if they're running any ticket specials for this?

thanks...

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 11:42 AM

I saw the show on Saturday night. It was amazing. Not a minute goes by without a laugh. Anyone who has ever been a fan of Pee Wee should see this show.

Posted by Dan | November 15, 2010 11:50 AM

Broadwaybox.com has reduced tix. Check it out.

Posted by Glibstein | November 15, 2010 11:50 AM

Show is absolutely amazing if you are a fan already. Those going in cold may be a little confused/bored.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 11:58 AM

Pee Wee MEHman.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 12:01 PM

Sounds like a lot of money to see a guy whack off in a theatre.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 12:02 PM

I went to the show two weeks ago, during previews, and it was fantastic.
If you have seen the Pee-Wee Herman Show that ran on HBO many years ago, you will be familiar with many of the jokes, and dialog, but there is plenty of new material as well. They even show the Mr. Bungle movie (with added sound effects)

Cowboy Curtis takes over the Captain Carl role from the original show.

When the curtain opened, I was really blown away. It felt as if I was magically transported into the playhouse. It was so bright, and all of the puppets were moving around. It was like sensory overload trying to take it all in at once.

I highly recommend it.

Posted by Kurt Christensen | November 15, 2010 12:02 PM

sad

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 12:03 PM

The show was wonderful.......1hr 20 min of smiling and laughing !!

Posted by blag | November 15, 2010 12:06 PM

Way too expensive!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 12:20 PM

FYI the offer above is only good through 11/24 - I bought the cheap seats though for a December show

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 1:00 PM

pee wee hummus

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 1:09 PM

12:01 if you had half a brain, you would've said Pee Wee HerMEHn.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 1:13 PM

12:20... if you went to the show... you would say it was worth every PENNY(!)

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:24 PM

Wasn't Laurence fishburne cowboy Curtis?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:31 PM

yes, credited as Larry Fishburne.

and I believe Gerard Depardieu voiced Globey, though my memory may be fuzzy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:44 PM

^------ he sure was!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:45 PM

no shoe mirrors, no peace

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:49 PM

"Every time you open the paper now, there seems to be another celebrity getting arrest for masturbation. First, it was Peewee Herman and then George Michael. If masturbation's a crime, I should be on death row." - Gilbert Gottfried

Classic....

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 3:06 PM

Gerard Depardieu lives over here....

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 3:12 PM

I didn't realize he was making a comeback.

Posted by 2010 Taxes | November 15, 2010 5:07 PM

No Hammy in the Broadway show:(
Ham Sandwiches are my life.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 5:23 PM

If Pee Wee can do it, Conway can. I mean Kanye.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 10:44 PM

This is such a nice addition thanks

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 3:28 AM

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