Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore died Wednesday, according to a statement from the Comedy Store. She was 87.
Mitzi Shore, the mother of comedian Pauly Shore, founded the legendary Los Angeles comedy club, the Comedy Store, in 1972 and became owner two years later. During her tenure, she influenced careers of up-and-coming comedians such as Robin Williams, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Chevy Chase, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, and Richard Pryor.
Comedians and fans took to Twitter to share their tributes to Shore: