“The list of careers Shore influenced included those of Letterman and Leno as well as Jimmie Walker, Andy Kaufman, Robin Williams, Bob Saget, Richard Lewis, Garry Shandling, Elayne Boosler and dozens of other readily identifiable names. Richard Pryor used the club almost exclusively to prepare for his 1974 breakthrough album.” Quite simply, comedy wouldn’t be comedy without her. From the LA Times: Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore dies at 87.