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Pauly Shore explores politics with special at the 9:30 Club

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Entertainment,Robert Fulton

What would Pauly Shore predicate a presidential run on?

"I would stop thinking about myself and cut all of my personal expenses," said Shore during a recent phone interview. He went on to say he'd forgo the White House and Air Force One for Courtyard by Marriott and Southwest Airlines.

"You never know," Shore added. "One with the people, right? We'll see. It will be interesting."

While a Weasel White House is highly unlikely, Shore is taping a new special titled "Pauly-tics" at the 9:30 Club on Saturday.

If you go
Pauly-tics filming starring Pauly Shore at the 9:30 Club. 5:30 and 9 p.m., Saturday. $20.; 930.com

"Pauly-tics" will feature political stand-up bits by Shore and other comics, a round-table discussion, pre-taped packages with special guests, and more. As Shore put it, it's spring break meets Bill Maher. "Pauly-tics" will air on Showtime in November.

Shore's recent visit to D.C. included shopping in Georgetown with Michael Steele, followed by lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl. Highlights will air at the special.

"I think me with these people is entertaining," Shore said. "It makes it fun. It shows these guys kind of having a sense of humor and not taking themselves seriously. I think people like that as well."

Shore broke into the public consciousness in the early '90s as an MTV personality, and starred in the films "Encino Man," "Son in Law" and "In the Army Now." Recently, Shore paid a visit to "Army" co-star Andy Dick's web show. The two friends got to joking about a sequel to the film, and the news spread.

Don't hold your breath.

Right now Shore is just focusing on "Pauly-tics."

"So the stuff we've got in D.C. is really cool and people are really nice out there and responsive," Shore said. "I'm happy with my material I've been working on. I'm excited to put this in the can and have people see this."

And even a President Shore would still be the Weasel.

"Yeah, dude, of course," Shore said. "It's who I am, it's part of who I am, [but] crustier around the edges."

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