This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with George Wallace.
George Wallace has a new residency show, performing in the Westgate Cabaret at The Westgate Las Vegas, Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Wallace talks about his return to Las Vegas after several years acting in movies; how he will change Las Vegas with his stand on discount shows; his joy in making people laugh; and his take on everything under the sun!
Wallace was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Soul Train/Centric Comedy All-Star Awards; and won Best Stand Up Comedian at the prestigious American Comedy Awards after four consecutive nominations.
In 2004 Wallace 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 Wallace’s contract indefinitely and nicknaming him “The New Mr. Vegas.”
Unlike any other comedy show in Las Vegas, Wallace gave away a number of prizes every night including CDs, DVDs, diamond necklaces, dinner at prestigious restaurants, gourmet chocolates, tropical cruises and even a new car. He celebrated his 10th Anniversary headlining at the Flamingo in March 2014, announced he was closing the show to head back out on the road.