For older generations, there are two George Wallaces: the controversial racist governor of Alabama, and the veteran African-American comedian. For younger generations, neither George Wallace is really on their radar. That’s something the comedian, whose friends call him Henry, is here to fix.
Wallace has long been a favorite fixture on America’s comedy club circuit. He got his start in the late 1970s, alongside comics like Jerry Seinfeld. In fact, Seinfeld and Wallace have remained close friends over the years. And it was Seinfeld that advised Wallace to leave his 10-year Las Vegas gig and hit the road again.
“You’ve been here for 10 years,” Wallace recalled Seinfield saying. “We’ve lost a generation of people – it’s time for you to get back out on the road so everybody can share you and share your talent.”
George Wallace took that advice to heart with appearances in the Disney Channel’s “K.C. Undercover” and the film “Think Like a Man Too.” The film, television and stage credits are steadily making Wallace a household name once again.
George Wallace will be performing three shows at The Improv comedy club in Buckhead on Saturday, Dec. 26.