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Comedian
George Wallace

By the age of six George Wallace wanted to be a comedian, but knew he first needed an education. He attended college at the University of Akron, Ohio. Upon graduating with degrees in transportation and marketing, George entered the advertising work force. Still, George’s dream of being a comedian had a strong hold on him. Within a week of leaving the advertising field, he began to perform stand up comedy and was offered a job writing for The Red Foxx Show.

George won an American Comedy Award for “Best Stand Up Comedian” after being continually nominated four years in a row. George’s television credits include HBO One Night Stand, Hallmark’s movie Santa Jr. (2002), Seinfeld, The Parkers, Moesha, The Tonight Show, Oprah, Hollywood Squares, Late Show with David Letterman, Rosie O’Donnell, Live with Regis, Politically Incorrect, Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment, Extra and a guest-host on Later on NBC. As well as In the Heat of Night, Tall Hopes, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Arliss. George also appeared in numerous films including Comedian, The Wash, Three Strikes, Little Nicky, A Rage in Harlem, Punchline, Postcards from the Edge, Batmam Forever, and Ladykillers.

Las Vegas loves their resident comedic headliner, but even more so, George loves Las Vegas in return. In 2004, George appeared as the headlining star of his own show at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas for a 30 day run. “Sin City” showed its admiration by extending George’s contract indefinitely.

George’s most recognized material is his “Yo Mama” and “I Be Thinkin” jokes, which encourage audience participation. Every show George selects a few people out of the crowd to go one on one in comical banter. George shows his gratitude to his audience by signing autographs and taking photos after every show.

Unlike any other comedy show in Las Vegas, George gives away a number of prizes every night including CD’s, DVD’s, diamond necklaces, dinners at prestigious restaurants, tropical cruises and even a new car. One of Wallace ongoing jokes is he plans on calling past audience members in the middle of the night…To let them know they haven’t won the car. You never know what will happen at the George Wallace Show. You could end upon George’s radio show Bits on the Strip if you’re caught by the George Wallace Street Team. Wallace is an evolving comedian, which is why your will never see the same show twice – he’s always thinkin.

 

Assemblyman
Tyrone Thompson

Assemblyman Thompson was appointed to serve Assembly District 17 in April 2013, and is serving one regualr sessiona and one special session in the Nevada Legislature. Assemblyman Thompson represents district 17 located in Clark County.  

AFFILIATIONS: Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 1997 to present, North Las Vegas Steering Committee, Vice Chair, Government Affairs 2000-2002, Taste of North Las Vegas Planning Committee, Member, 2000-2003, North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2003, Las Vegas METRO Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Las Vegas graduate, 2003, City of Las Vegas, Community Development Block Grant Recommending Board (CDRB), Board Member and Chairman, 2001-2004, Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, participant, 2005, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Board Member, 2006-2008, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Board Member and Past President, 2005-2013, Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), Co-chair, 2010-present, Las Vegas METRO Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Las Vegas Co-curriculum and Curriculum Chair, 2011-2012

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS: President's Prize, Northern Arizona University, 1989, Outstanding Court Appointed Special Advocate Award, 1998, Distinguished Gentleman in Southern Nevada, 2000, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee President's Award for Community Involvement, 2000, NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Award, 2003, Community Enrichment Award and National Points of Light, Community Volunteer from the Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada, 2006, Warriorship Award, Guardian Quest Diversity Champion, 2007, President Obama Vounteer Service Award, 2011

 

 

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