Pauly Shore Plays Fitness Guru Richard Simmons in the Short Film ‘The Court Jester’

Actor Pauly Shore portrayed the eternally positive fitness guru Richard Simmons in “The Court Jester,” a short film by performer Jake Lewis. In a touching scene, Simmons (Shore) gives a wonderful pep talk to an underappreciated Ellen segment producer named David.

David, an under appreciated segment producer, has a life altering run in with the enigmatic fitness guru, Richard Simmons, backstage of a high profile talk show.

Here’s the original segment from which the film was adapted.

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