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Sammy Shore, the legendary stand-up comedian and co-founder of the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, has died. He was 92.

According to his family, Shore passed away Saturday (May 18th) from natural causes while in his home in Las Vegas, surrounded by his wife, Suzanne, and the rest of his family.
Shore co-founded the world-famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles with his writing partner Rudy De Luca in 1972 — it would soon become the premier stand-up club in the world.

In 1969, when Elvis began to perform live concerts again, his show was rounded out with opening acts performed by The Sweet Inspirations (his female backing vocal group) and
the trumpet playing stand-up comedian Sammy Shore, whom Elvis' manager Colonel Tom Parker had seen Shore opening for singer Tom Jones. Shore’s career skyrocketed and
he continued to open for Elvis over the next three years.

Shore stopped working for Elvis in 1972 so he could open a club on the Sunset Strip called "The Comedy Store." The club became famous as a showcase for young comics. Later,
his wife Mitzi gained control of the club in their divorce settlement and Shore returned to TV and movies, including roles in such films as the Mel Brooks comedy "History of the
World: Part I" and the television show "Ed."

Over the course 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.

Over the last 25 years, Shore toured and performed with his son and fellow comedian, Pauly. But Shore was also an accomplished author, publishing books such as “The Man Who
Made Elvis Laugh” and “The Warm-Up.” Before his death, he was finishing up a book titled, “Last Comic Sitting (Confessions of a Pissed-Off Comic).”

“Dad, you lived an amazing life and I’m so proud to say that you are my father. When you’re in heaven I’ll be killing the crowds night after night and carrying on your legacy. Love
you Dad. Rest in peace,” Pauly wrote in a long Twitter thread, retelling his experience working with his father on stage.

He recorded several albums titled “Brother Sam, Come Heal With Me” and “70 Sucks, but 80 is Worse,” among others. He also performed in several one-man shows and appeared
in several films including “The Bellboy” with Jerry Lewis and ‘Life Stinks” with Mel Brooks. He also appeared on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”

When Shore moved to Las Vegas, he and his wife joined with the Nevada SPCA to host fundraisers under “Funny Bones” to raise money to pay for the critical care of animals who
weren’t otherwise adoptable.

Shore is survived by his wife, his three dogs and his four children, as well as two grandchildren.

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