George Wallace Comedian Biography
George Wallace Comedian is an American born actor, comedian and screenwriter. He was born on July 21, 1952. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
George Wallace Comedian Age
The actor born on July 21, 1952, Wallace is 66 years as of 2018.
George Wallace Comedian Net Worth
The American actor and comedian George Wallace has a net worth of $10 million dollars.
George Wallace Comedian Height
George Wallace comedian stands at a height of 1.9 metres.
George Wallace Comedian Education
Wallace was educated at Lynwood Park Elementary School and Lynwood Park High School. When he was sixteen, his mother died prompting him to move to Ohio where he found a job with Firestone Tire. As part of the company’s tuition reimbursement program, Wallace enrolled in the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He studied transportation, marketing and advertising.
Wallace moved to New York City upon graduation, in pursuit of his childhood dream of being a comedian. Success in comedy at first proved elusive and Wallace worked as a salesman for an advertising agency to pay the bills.
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George Wallace Comedian Career
The comedians break came when one of his clients opened a comedy club. The club owner was amused by Wallace’s natural humor and friendly demeanor and offered him the chance to perform stand-up comedy. Wallace in 1977 walked on stage for the first time, wearing a preacher’s robe and calling himself The Right Reverend Dr. George Wallace. His routine was completely improvised.
In New York City where he lived with friend and fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld for several years, he perfected his craft. Wallace moved to the West Coast in 1978, where he quickly became recognized as a talented young comedian. Producers from The Redd Foxx Show asked him to write for the popular series after one of his performances.
Wallace however returned to the stage after only one year of writing. He became a regular at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California, which also featured artists including Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield, Roseanne Barr, Jay Leno and Robin Williams. After taking his comedy show on the road, he opened for George Benson, Diana Ross, Donna Summer and Smokey Robinson, among others.
During the 1995 American Comedy Awards, Wallace was named the Best Male Standup Comedian. He says that his routines are inspired by everyday moments of life. His unique brand of social commentary is popular with radio audiences as well. Wallace was a regular on the Tom Joyner Morning Show before joining Isaac Hayes on a popular radio program on the former WRKS radio station in New York City. He has appeared on many television shows, including The Tonight Show.
In the Oprah Winfrey Show as well as Late Night with David Letterman. Wallace also starred in his own HBO special. Wallace on May 3, 2006, performed his most famous stand-up bit, which was a diatribe against the young generation’s obsession with allowances. While Wallace often jokes about the flippancy of modern youth culture (often citing the “dumb dumbs on their smart phones”) this one joke in particular resonated with his audience, and he repeats it at every show.
Wallace in December 2007, suffered an onstage injury when he fell during a private-party performance at the Bellagio resort hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Wallace sued the Bellagio, claiming negligence after tripping over loose wires on stage. In April 2014, a Las Vegas jury found in favor of Wallace and awarded him US $1.3 million. After winning his case against the Bellagio, Wallace announced that he would end his 10-year run as a Las Vegas headliner to pursue other projects. “There are so many things to do. It’s time to get into something new.”
George Wallace Comedian Quotes
- My mother could say some stupid things. I do something wrong, she’d say things that didn’t even make sense. “You go to your room and you stay there until you know how to act.” I’m in my room for three hours. “To be or not to be, that is the question.”
- Who ever heard of flight 5050? It’s always flight 102, flight 216. 5050? They’re telling you before you leave the gate – 50/50. Now go out there on runway 13 and give it your best shot.
- What lazy SOB invented the Clapper? What do I have to invent so I don’t have to get off my lazy butt and go over and flip that light switch. My father had a Clapper 30 years ago – me.
- Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we’ve been bombing over the years been complaining?
- My girlfriend likes to play doctor. So I always make her wait 90 minutes before I see her.
- Why is there a Bible in the Courtroom? Isn’t that why we’re here in the first place? Somebody is lying.
- Freaks everywhere. I went to a church in Chicago. Church had six Commandments and four do-the-best-you-cans.
- My girlfriend likes to play doctor, so I make her say “Ahhhh” then charge her $700.
- I was walking around Taiwan and bought some flip flops for my feet. I said I wonder where were these made. Looked under the bottom. It said, “just around the corner.”
- Like this girl said, after she caught me using her tooth brush. I said Why are you complaining? 30 mins ago you were licking my ass.
- As the fly said while landing on the mirrored coffee table. Well… That’s another way of looking at it.
- I swear some days I think I owe my toilet an apology.
- People don’t let politicians kiss your babies. Those lips have been on lobbyist asses for years now.