George Wallace in conversation and whatnot with Patton Oswalt
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to groundbreaking and iconic comedy legend George Wallace, who sits down for an in-depth conversation with his friend and fellow comedian, Patton Oswalt.
Recorded live at SF Sketchfest on January 19, 2020 at Marines’ Memorial Theatre
Partial proceeds to benefit The Actors Fund supporting I.A.T.S.E. Local 16
By the age of six, George Wallace knew he wanted to be a comedian. His credits include “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Gotham Comedy Live!,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Home and Family,” “Late, Late Show,” “Oprah,” “The Joy Behar Show,” “The Talk,” “The View,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “National Geographic’s Brain Games,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Lopez Tonight,” “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?,” “The Mo’Nique Show,” “Comics Unleashed,” “Hollywood Squares,” “Rosie O’Donnell,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” Disney Channel’s “KC Undercover,” IFC’s “Gigi Does it” with David Krumholtz, Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” TV Land’s “Soul Man,” TNT’s “Sullivan and Son,” NBC’s “Scrubs,” “Jericho,” “Grow House,” “Think Like a Man Too,” “Funny People,” “The Ladykillers,” and “Shirin in Love,”
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. His first book,” Laff It Off,” (Chaite Press) was published in 2014. A tome of life wisdom, humor and insight from a lifetime of observation, the book is in its third printing.
Wallace’s most recognized material is his “I Be Thinkin’” lines and jokes about everything from conversational thoughts to political aspirations. Each show he engages members of the audience in comical banter. If provoked, he might even throw out a few of his signature “Yo Mama” jokes. Audience members never know what will happen at the George Wallace show. Wallace is an evolving comedian, which is why his show is different every night. He’s always thinkin’. Fans can now get a taste of what Wallace be thinkin’ at his website georgewallace.net.
Videography by Danny Plotnick
Photography by Dan Dion
Title Music written by Marc Capelle & Monte Vallier,
Title Music performed by Marc Capelle, Bart Davenport, Devin Hoff, Todd Roper, and Kelley Stoltz
Thank you to Christopher Pratt