“The Mighty Ducks” star Shaun Weiss is taking his past addiction problems and arrests, and turning it all into comedic gold — using it as brand new material for his stand-up career … and it’s pretty freakin’ hysterical.
Shaun got candid about his addiction at the Mic Drop Comedy Club in San Diego this month, taking incredibly serious source material and turning it into stand-up ammo.
He got the crowd laughing pretty hard by poking fun at his own mugshot from his 2020 arrest. He dives deep into his struggles with substance abuse — with some wit of course — and gets a roar of applause when he announces he’s now 3 years sober.
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Check out his last bit about what his “triggers” are for wanting to use drugs. Again, he’s probably not joking … yet he finds a way to crack up the crowd.
Shaun, who played Goldberg in ‘Ducks,’ has been working on his stand-up act for a little over a year. He’s currently on the road and says, “100% of the proceeds go toward helping a child actor stay off drugs.”
As we reported, the former child star opened for fellow comedian Russell Peters at a show last year … following his time living on the streets and having several run-ins with the law.
BTW, Shaun tells us he was recently hired by the treatment center where he used to be a patient to be a sober coach and interventionalist.
He’s looking to jump-start a program that helps people turn their personal trauma into comedic material, just like he’s doing.
Way to go, Goldberg!!!