Series: The Pee Wee Herman Show
The Pee-wee Herman Show
was a stage show in 1980 developed by Paul Reubens
, marking the first significant appearance of his comedic fictional character Pee Wee Herman, five years before Pee-wee's Big Adventure
and six years before Pee-Wee's Playhouse
The show initially debuted as a midnight show at the Groundlings
theater on February 1981. It was later moved to Los Angelesí Roxy Theatre where 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.