''The Pee-wee Herman Show'' was a stage show in 1980 developed by Creator/PaulReubens, marking the first significant appearance of his comedic fictional character Pee-wee Herman, five years before ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' and six years before ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''.

The show initially debuted as a midnight show at the [[TheGroundlings Groundlings]] theater on February 1981. It was later moved to Los Angelesí Roxy Theatre where {{Creator/HBO}}ís cable network taped one of the shows and aired it as a special. This nightclub show had more adult humor than the later childrenís TV series.