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Comedian, Actor Bobcat Goldthwait Talks About Work, NPR Appearances

We talk with with comedian, actor, and director Bobcat Goldthwait. He’s in town through the weekend, performing at Houston’s Improv. His latest film, Call Me Lucky, is a documentary about fellow comedian Barry Crimmins. The film’s warm reception at Sundance adds to a growing reputation for Goldthwait as a filmmaker. (Among other films, he also […]

Bobcat Goldthwait Comedian Houston Matters Staff

We talk with with comedian, actor, and director Bobcat Goldthwait. He’s in town through the weekend, performing at Houston’s Improv.

His latest film, Call Me Lucky, is a documentary about fellow comedian Barry Crimmins. The film’s warm reception at Sundance adds to a growing reputation for Goldthwait as a filmmaker. (Among other films, he also directed his close friend, the late Robin Williams, in World’s Greatest Dad).

Goldthwait long ago set aside the manic, screechy-voiced persona he presented on stage in the 1980s and in Police Academy films. We talk about his career metamorphosis, including his recent appearances on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! 

(Above: Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait — second from left — poses with Houston Matters producers Michael Hagerty, Edel Howlin and Paige Phelps.)

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