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COMEDIAN GEORGE WALLACE
Wallace began his adult professional life in sales and advertising, eventually becoming vice president of a company where he sold and supervised the selling of advertising space on the sides of mass-transit vehicles.
Ready to make a career change, Wallace tried his hand at stand-up comedy. Within a week, Wallace was onstage at a comedy club and was offered a job writing for the Red Foxx Show. He spent a year writing for the show by day and perfecting his stand-up routine by night. According to Wallace, his job in sales and comedy are very similar, “In advertising I had to sell space, in comedy I have to sell myself.”
As his reputation in comedy grew, Wallace was suggested as a competitor for the cable television special “The Big Laff Off.” He did compete and ultimately triumphed over 150 other entrants and captured the $2,000 first place prize, as well as club engagements all over the country. Wallace has been featured on HBO’s “One Night Stand,” and has appeared in several motion pictures including “A Rage in Harlem,” “Punchline,” “Bert Rigby You’re A Fool,” “Hot to Trot,” “Things are Tough All Over” and “Postcards from the Edge.”
His television credits include regular appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Oprah,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Entertainment Tonight” and “E! Entertainment.” Wallace also parlayed the part of boxing impresario Don King in the NBC special “TV or not TV.”
Wallace regularly performs in Las Vegas and has appeared at such major clubs as The Comedy Store, Budd Friedman’s Improvisation, Catch a Rising Star, The Punchline, and is currently selling out concert venues around the country. As a highly requested opening act, Wallace has worked for many top name entertainers, including Kenny G, The Beach Boys, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Donna Summer, Natalie Cole, Tom Jones, The Pointer Sisters, George Benson and Paul Anka.