The return of Pee Wee Herman

Here is a re-post in honor of the release of the book: “Inside Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”

Back when I was a student at NYU, I had occasional jobs at Broadcast Arts, an animation studio just down the street. Runner, animation camera operator, and workshop manager for the first season of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. Those were good times.

I’m very happy to see Pee-Wee back. I hope he takes his new live show on the road. Here is a “Digital Short that just aired on Saturday Night Live.

What I notice about Pee-Wee is he often promotes himself by hanging out with “tough guys” The contrast works really well. They all play along, and that’s what makes comedy happen.
This bit from a wrestling show really had me laughing:

And here he is at Sturgis with bikers

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