Get Ready For the Return of Pee-wee Herman, Albeit A Little "Darker" Than You Remember

January 30, 2020
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Paul Reubens, better known as the oddly lovable, always quirky Pee-wee Herman is now a 67-year-old boy -- and he's looking to make a return with brand new Pee-Wee projects.

It's been 29 years since his infamous run-in with the law in a Florida adult theater which put his skyrocketing children's career on the backburner. After a few successful live outings and a filmed special geared towards his adult fans over the years, the comedian/actor is hitting the road again on a 25-city tour celebrating 35 years of Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Click below for info on his dates at NYC's Beacon Theatre in March 2020.

Reubens is also hard at work on a radio project, likely a podcast, and is reportedly in talks to develop an animated series based on his iconic Pee-wee's Playhouse Puppetland friends, Chairry, Randy, Jambi, Conky 2000, and more.

Perhaps the most interesting(?) thing to come out of this recent interview with the actor in the Hollywood Reporter is his idea for The Pee-wee Herman Story, a screenplay that takes his Pee-wee into some dark places -- like a mental hospital, for shock treatment, for his alcoholism(!). The interview is a fascinating look at Reubens past and present, and is certainly worth a read.

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