George Wallace, The New Mr. Vegas: The Uncommonly Shrewd Comedian Who Lights Up the Stage
July 18, 2023
With a wit as sharp as a razor and a charisma that can revive even the dullest of rooms, George Wallace has earned his reputation as a comedic powerhouse. Renowned for his ability to turn a lifeless crowd into a rollicking wave of laughter, Wallace has become a household name in the world of comedy. From sold-out comedy clubs to international concert venues, this extraordinary comedian has captivated audiences worldwide with his unique brand of humor, rooted in the everyday moments of life.
Wallace's comedic genius seems to flow effortlessly, and he finds humor in every corner of existence. Whether it's dissecting media absurdities, exploring the intricacies of relationships, or cleverly mocking dialogue clichés, Wallace's comedic delivery is like a lightning-fast strike that leaves the audience in stitches. His comedic timing is unparalleled, and his ability to connect with audiences on a profound level has established him as a true master of his craft.
The journey towards comedic stardom began at an early age for George Wallace. Even as a six-year-old, he knew that making people laugh was his calling. However, he also recognized the importance of education, and so he pursued his studies at the University of Akron in Ohio. There, he earned degrees in Transportation, Marketing/Advertising, and even delved into advanced studies in Radio and Television at the prestigious Columbia School of Broadcasting. Wallace's determination and drive were evident from the start, and his hard work paid off as he transitioned from selling rags to becoming a Vice President of Advertising. Yet, his true passion for comedy continued to beckon him.
It didn't take long for Wallace to make his mark on the comedy scene. Shortly after leaving the advertising world, he took the stage as a stand-up comedian and secured a writing job for "The Redd Foxx Show," catapulting his career to new heights. His razor-sharp wit and natural comedic prowess quickly garnered attention, and soon he found himself among 150 competitors on the cable television special, "The Big Laff Off." From there, the world became his stage, and he never looked back.
Over the years, George Wallace has received numerous accolades for his contributions to comedy. In 2013, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Soul Train/Centric Comedy All-Star Awards, a testament to his enduring impact on the industry. Additionally, he earned the title of Best Stand-Up Comedian at the esteemed American Comedy Awards after four consecutive nominations. As a respected radio personality, he has made memorable appearances on shows like "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" and is a charter member of "The Tom Joyner Morning Show," solidifying his status as a multifaceted entertainer.
In 2004, Wallace embarked on a thirty-day headlining stint at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. His magnetic stage presence and unmatched comedic flair left an indelible mark on Sin City, resulting in his contract being extended indefinitely. Fondly referred to as "The New Mr. Vegas," Wallace delivered a one-of-a-kind comedy show that included nightly giveaways of various prizes, ranging from CDs and DVDs to diamond necklaces and gourmet chocolates. He even gave away a new car and tropical cruises, making each show an unforgettable experience for lucky audience members. Although he celebrated his 10th Anniversary at the Flamingo in 2014, Wallace ultimately decided to close the show to embark on new adventures, taking his extraordinary talent back on the road.
George Wallace is a comedy powerhouse who leaves audiences begging for more. His uncanny ability to find humor in the mundane aspects of life and his unmatched delivery make him a true professional. From his humble beginnings as an aspiring comedian to his current status as a comedic icon, Wallace's journey is a testament to the power of passion and determination. Whether he's captivating audiences in a Las Vegas extravaganza or performing in sold-out comedy clubs worldwide, George Wallace continues to redefine the boundaries of laughter, one punchline at a time.
George Wallace will perform Friday, February 9th, 2024 at The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $52.00 and will sell out fast.
Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at: www.aventuracenter.org - Or by phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307. Tickets start at 50.
Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School.
Valet service is available for most performances at $20 per vehicle. Valet parking is located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in the circular drive. There is a convenient drop-off area in front of the building.
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at: 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.
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