Bobcat Goldthwait on touring with Nirvana and what attracts him to the darkness

Bobcat Goldthwait says that when he couldn't make people feel awkward with his stand-up comedy, he tried to do that with the movies he wrote and directed -- films like Shakes the Clown (where Goldthwait stars as a depressed and alcoholic clown who gets framed for murder) Sleeping Dogs Lie (a woman struggles with a secret about how she got just a bit too intimate once with her dog) and World's Greatest Dad (Robin Williams plays a poetry teacher who's son commits suicide from autoerotic asphyxiation). With his upcoming film, God Bless America, Goldthwait is still trying to make folks feel somewhat awkward.
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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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