The Devil's Music with Pleasant Gehman
The Devil's Music with Pleasant Gehman
Pantheon Media
The Devil's Music 26: Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman
1 hour 34 minutes Posted May 5, 2021 at 6:14 pm.
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Pee-wee Herman has been a household name for decades, but the man behind the iconic tv series Pee-wee’s Playhouse and spin-off movies is even more fascinating. Paul Ruebens is an actor, comedian, and writer. He’s been featured in way too many films to mention as Pee-wee and also playing serious roles, including the flamboyant hairdresser/drug dealer in Ted Demme’s crime film Blow. You may have heard him doing voiceovers in a number of cartoons and not even realized it was him. In this episode, Paul and hostess Pleasant Gehman talk about his Florida teen years hanging out with Exene Cervenka, his time at Cal Arts and The Groundlings and his ubiquitous presence in the Hollywood punk scene in the 1970’s and ‘80’s. They discuss his pandemic projects- the memoir he’s writing, his new radio show and the documentary film that’s in the works. Also included: what it’s like to have David Bowie as your Plus One at an after hours party, anecdotes about The Go-Go’s, Joey Ramone, Prince and other rock the therapeutic value of throwing pies.

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