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The Bear’s Den Showroom at Seneca Niagara Casino is proud to present Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Director Bobcat Goldthwait Friday, July 16th!
On Friday, July 16th, The Bear’s Den Showroom welcomes Comedian, Actor, and Director Bobcat Goldthwait. Born in the outskirts of Hollywood (Syracuse, New York) in 1962, Bobcat Goldthwait wrote and directed his first film “Shakes The Clown” in 1991. A dark cult comedy, “Shakes” was heralded by the Boston Globe as the –“Citizen Cane of Alcoholic clown movies, and lays claim to such fans as Martin Scorsese and Michael Stipe” – in fact; the REM song “Binky the Doormat” was based on a line from “Shakes The Clown”. Goldthwait’s next movie “Windy City Heat” appeared in the Cine Vegas Film Festival in 04 and won best film at the Montreal Comedy Festival that year. Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park) has called “Windy City Heat” –“beyond genius” and Vice Magazine called it, -“quite simply the greatest movie of all time”. “Sleeping Dogs Lie” marked Bobcat’s third feature film as a director. Written by Goldthwait, and financed by friends and pawn shops, the movie was shot entirely during a two week hiatus from his job directing “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2004-2006). It was chosen to compete in Sundance’s 2006 Dramatic competition, and was also in the London, Toronto, and San Sebastian Film Festivals that year. “Sleeping Dogs Lie” is Goldthwait’s best reviewed work to date, and was hailed as “earnest and improbably moving” by Esquire Magazine, and “demonically funny and surprisingly sweet” by Rolling Stone. Bobcat credits his failure to appear in the film as a good part of its success.
Catch Bobcat’s newest movie “World’s Greatest Dad” starring Robin Williams out on DVD
“World’s Greatest Dad” is Bobcat’s latest movie. It stars long time friend Robin Williams, and was again made independently from the studio system (although this time Process and Darko Productions came on board and prevented any pawn shops from having to be involved). Shooting again with a cast made up primarily of close friends, “World’s Greatest Dad” was completed in fall 2008 and released by Magnolia pictures in fall 2009. The new flick was met with rave reviews; “HILARIOUS” – Washington Post, “See it. A gem with a terrific, remarkably funny script.”– At the Movies, “Scandalously entertaining!”– Village Voice, “****” – Time Out Chicago, “Wonderful” – MTV. Also at Sundance in 2009 was Bobcat’s short film “Goldthwait Home Movies: Anniversary Edition”. Upon hearing that he would have 2 separate films at the festival this year, Bobcat reportedly cried like a little baby girl.
As a director Bobcat has lended his talents as a director to shows such as; The Demetri Martin show, The Chappelle’s Show, The Man Show, and Crank Yankers.
Since his appearance on David Letterman at the age of 20, Bob continues to headline major comedy clubs across the country As a comic, he has 3 HBO specials under his belt.
Bobcat was on the David Letterman show by the time he was 20. As an actor he appeared in an innumerable slew of movies and was huge in the 80’s. All of this has allowed him to live in an impossibly luxurious rental home in the Los Angeles area.
Showtimes: Friday 8:00PM Tickets: $45 Call: 716-299-1100 or Visit: www.senecaniagracasino.com
The Bear’s Den Showroom is located at 310 3th St Niagara Falls, NY 14303