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Pauly Shore’s on the phone. God, I love my job. But the voice is not that of the hyperactive party animal of Totally Pauly, or that of the aggressively underachieving goofball of Bio-Dome. No, the fellow in the earpiece is speaking in a calm, measured cadence, offering the sage advice that “sometimes you have to let time pass. You have to grow up and just move on.” Wise words from the Weasel indeed. Currently without management, Shore has poured himself into his Web site, which, unlike all other celebrity domains, is filled with honest confessions and appraisals (we know it’s his own work by the typos and misspellings): In the “Ex-Girlfriends” section, Pauly celebrates his past relationships and laments that the new boyfriends/husbands don’t want him hanging around or calling. But don’t think Shore is just some reinvented stalker/techno-geek. He’s also got his directorial debut to focus on. You’ll Never Wiez In This Town Again finds the former MTV-er faking his own death in order to become famous again. Carrot Top has a cameo. Interestingly, Shore also played Lenny Bruce in a TV movie—USA’s Hefner—and didn’t consider the role a stretch. “He’s definitely the first of my kind, as far as his style, as far as being raw. He’s definitely who I’ve patterned myself after: Lenny, Pryor, Kinneson—guys that were dirty but likeable.” And so Shore finds himself back in the clubs. “Life is a tour. It never ends,” he says, quietly. Maybe it’s time to let Pauly back into our hearts. He performs at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, and 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $25. (202) 296-7008. (Dave Nuttycombe)