George Wallace


George Wallace (born July 21, 1952) is an American comedian and actor. He is number 93 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. In 1978, Wallace moved to the West Coast, where he established his stand-up act. After one of his performances, producers from The Redd Foxx Show asked him to write for the popular series. After only one year of writing, and despite promising reviews the show was canceled, and Wallace returned to the stage to hone his skills. He soon became a regular at the famous Comedy Store, which also featured such artists as Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield, Roseanne Barr, Jay Leno and Robin Williams. Wallace also took his comedy show on the road, opening for George Benson, Diana Ross, Donna Summer and Smokey Robinson, among others.

Wallace, who was named the Best Male Standup Comedian during the 1995 American Comedy Awards, says that his routines are inspired by everyday moments of life. Wallace was a regular on The Tom Joyner Morning Show before joining Isaac Hayes on a popular radio program on WRKS, New York. He also starred in his own HBO special and appeared on many television shows, such as The Tonight Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Currently, Wallace has a running show at The Flamingo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additionally, he calls the Flamingo home and regularly spends time walking the hotel casino floor mingling with hotel guests. We recently interviewed him and you can read it here!

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