Any time Jimmie Walker is in Tahoe onstage, it’s going to be a blast.
The comedian who coined the expression “Dyno-O-Mite” on the television show “Good Times” will headline special anniversary shows at the Crystal Bay Casino at Lake Tahoe and the Pioneer Underground in downtown Reno.
The first performance celebrates the seventh anniversary of Tahoe Comedy North at Crystal Bay. The show is at 8:30 p.m. in the Crown Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sean Peabody will be the host and guest comics are Mike AK and Craig X..
Concertgoers can win tickets to Tahoe Comedy North at the Crystal Bay Casino for all of 2014. Other prizes include a $100 gift certificate for the Steak & Lobster House as well as gift certificates for Lanza’s, Hacienda, Tahoe Wellness Center, West Shore Sports, NaturaMed and New Moon Natural Foods.
Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 the day of the show and are available at the Crystal Bay Club, Incline Cleaners, Noah’s Video, and New Moon Natural Foods. For a complete Tahoe Comedy North schedule, go to www.tahoecomedynorth.com.
Walker also headlines the third anniversary of Reno Tahoe Comedy in the Pioneer Underground. The shows are 8:30 Friday and 6:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Next week Dillon Garcia will perform at Tahoe March 6 and Reno March 7 and 8,
Here is some Jimmie Walker background information provided by the venues:
Rising from the streets of New York’s ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie Walker personifies the great American success story. His catch phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970′s that Time Magazine named him “Comedian of the Decade”.
Walker spent a year as the youngest MC in the history of the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Jimmie accepted a part in a new urban-styled comedy series, “Good Times.” This role would launch him into television superstardom. “Dyn-o-mite!” was the phrase that made him famous nationwide. He was the first winner of the NAACP Image Award, and won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He appeared on The Mac Davis Show, Donny and Marie, The John Davidson Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Dinah, The Mike Douglas Show, The Hollywood Squares, and the Match Game.
He also landed choice roles in films like “Airplane!” and “Airport ’79″, and was a regular on television shows like “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island”. In recent years he’s made scene-stealing appearances on “The George Lopez Show”, “Everybody Hates Chris” with Chris Rock, and “Scrubs”.
Tahoe Comedy North
Location: Crystal Bay Casino, 14 State Hwy 28 Crystal Bay, NV
Date: Wednesday, February 26th 2014
Time: Doors @ 7:30, Show @ 8:30
Cost: $17 in advance, $22 Day of Show – No Drink Minimum – Ages 21+
Ticket Information: (775) 833-6333 or (530) 546-5880
Additional Info: www.tahoecomedynorth.com
Reno Tahoe Comedy
Location: Pioneer Underground, 100 South Virginia St., Reno, NV
Dates: Friday and Saturday: February 28th & March 1st 2014
– Friday – Doors at 7:30pm / Show at 8:30pm
– Saturday – Doors at 5:30pm / Show at 6:30pm
– Saturday – Doors at 8:45pm / Show at 9:30pm