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Bobcat Revival

Ten years after rejecting his old comedy routine, Bobcat Goldthwait has found his place—behind the camera.

Bobcat Goldthwait on the set of his new series for truTV on June 6.

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Bobcat Goldthwait made a name for himself with an oddball stand-up act complete with shrieks, grunts, and experimental jokes. But some 10 years after burying that character, his latest work is as a writer and director. His TruTV anthology series, Misfits & Monsters, mashes up television tropes within the genres of horror and comedy.

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