Pee-wee Herman Having a Comeback

This is a weird one: Pee-wee Herman is coming back.

You almost definitely don’t know who Pee-wee is, so here’s a quick catch-up: Pee-wee Herman was and is a bizarre childlike comedy character created and played by Paul Reubens in the 1980s. Initially a stage act, Pee-wee went on to have his own tv show (Pee-wee’s Playhouse) and a couple of movies (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Big Top Pee-wee) before fizzling out and ultimately dying when Reubens was caught having a wank in a porno theatre in 1991. In his defence, that’s what people do in porno theatres, but I guess because he had an act semi-branded as entertainment for kids… Anyway, Pee-wee is returning to the airwaves via Santa Monica, CA radio station KCRW. Said Pee-wee in a statement:

‘Dear most esteemed journalists, it’s Pee-wee Herman here and I am going to be a DJ on a new radio show airing on KCRW! I’m so excited, it’s my very first one! I mailed them a letter, which got lost (apparently!), and then tagged them on Twitter and THEN they didn’t believe it was me until my biggest, bestest, most amazing fans called and called and jammed up their phone lines (hee hee)! Thank you fans because they are going to get me some donuts and leave me the keys to the studio while they are on vacation!

Join me and my friends Chairry, Magic Screen, Miss Yvonne, and some surprise special guests (HINT: they are super famous!), while we listen to some of the greatest music ever recorded!’

Pee-wee’s show airs Friday, November 26 at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern. 

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