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Comedian George Wallace is this week's celebrity panelist on the NBC show, "The Marriage Ref."
Wallace’s break came in 1977 when one of his clients opened a comedy club. Amused by his natural humor and likeable personality, the owner offered him a chance to perform. Wallace walked on stage for the first time wearing a preacher's robe and called himself the Reverend Dr. George Wallace. His routine was completely improvised, yet it included the same imagery and delivery of the spiritual leaders who had influenced him as a child. Crowds loved him, so he stayed in New York for several years, perfecting his craft and living with friend and fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
In 1978, Wallace moved to the West Coast, where he quickly became recognized as a talented young comedian. After one of his performances, producers from The Redd Foxx Show asked him to write for the popular series. He became a regular at the legendary Comedy Store and also took his comedy show on the road, opening for the likes of George Benson, Diana Ross, Donna Summer and Smokey Robinson.
Wallace’s unique brand of social commentary has proved popular with audiences for over 30 years now. Currently, Wallace has a headlining show at The Flamingo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada that has entertained crowds since 2004. Additionally, he calls the Flamingo home and regularly spends time walking the hotel casino floor mingling with hotel guests. With routines inspired by everyday moments, Wallace continues to prove himself as a comedic legend.
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