The irreverent Bobcat Goldthwait, known for his wild antics in the 1980s and the cult classic film Shakes The Clown, returns to the stage to preach to the faithful on his first comedy album in decades, Soldier For Christ.
Bobcat Goldthwait's Soldier For Christ peels back the layers to reveal the warm-hearted punk-rock persona behind the outrageous stage presence. As he contemplates the current state of our world, Goldthwait rummages through a range of topics, from the joys and challenges of fatherhood to the enduring bonds of old friendships and the inevitable passage of time. He humorously describes himself as a "VHS comic in a TikTok world," offering audiences a hilarious yet more intimate glimpse into his life. The album was recorded live in Chicago at the renowned Lincoln Lodge, infusing it with the electric energy of one of America’s most vibrant cities.
Bobcat Goldthwait's journey in the entertainment world began with a bang, as he made his first appearance on The David Letterman Show at the tender age of 20. Since then, he has cultivated a thriving career as a multi-talented artist, wearing many hats as a writer, director, actor, voice actor, and stand-up comedian. His comedic talents have graced numerous HBO and Showtime specials, and he has taken the stage in venues across the globe, even serving as the opening act for Nirvana.
Beyond his stand-up comedy, Goldthwait is recognized for his memorable roles in films like Scrooged alongside Bill Murray and as the quirky Zed in the Police Academy franchise. However, he has also earned acclaim as an award-winning director, with a diverse body of work that spans television, feature films, and documentaries. His directorial work includes television comedies like Community, Maron, and Those Who Can't. Notable feature films include World's Greatest Dad, starring the legendary Robin Williams, the way before its time Windy City Heat (look it up, trust me), God Bless America, and Willow Creek, a not so funny Bigfoot-themed horror thriller.
Goldthwait's directorial talents extend to stand-up comedy specials for a roster of acclaimed comedians, including Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Iliza Shlesinger, and a whole lot more. Currently, he is collaborating with Judd Apatow to adapt his critically acclaimed documentary Call Me Lucky into a narrative film.
Having left Los Angeles behind, Bobcat Goldthwait now resides in the tranquil woods of Illinois with his girlfriend and a feline family comprised of Anderson Coopurr, Alice Coopurr, Tina Sparkle, Bruce Wayne, and Robert Smith. With Soldier For Christ, Bobcat continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of comedy and storytelling, delivering his unique brand of humor to audiences old and new.