JIMMIE "JJ" WALKER
with special guest, Mindy Rickles
Saturday, April 14 at 7 & 9 p.m.
Whether it's his first love of performing standup or captivating millions with his role as “J.J. Evans”, Jimmie Walker has been entertaining audiences around the world for over four “Dy-no-mite!” decades.
Jimmie JJ Walker (James Carter Walker Jr.), is best known for portraying “James Evans Jr. (J. J.)” on the CBS television series Good Times, a role for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series Golden Globe award in both 1975 and 1976.
Jimmie first achieved standup success in Harlem in the late 1960s and early 1970s, then going on to work the “Chitlin' Circuit” with such legends as Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Four Tops, Earth, Wind And Fire, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Randy Travis, Peter Frampton, and Diana Ross & The Supremes.
His overwhelming charisma and command of the stage caught the eye of Good Times producer Norman Lear, and his career to super-stardom was on its way. Time Magazine even named Jimmie the 1970’s “Comedian of The Decade.”
Although enjoying the demands of being on a hit television show and starring in movies such as Let's Do It Again with Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier, Jimmie never lost his love for standup.
His keen eye for talent also led him to employ on his writing staff young comedic talents like David Letterman, Jay Leno, Byron Allen, Louie Anderson, Robert Schimmel, Ralphie May, Richard Jeni, and many others.
Even after the historically successful run of "Good Times" ended, Jimmie continued to stay in the limelight with countless appearances on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman and more.
Though busy with numerous television guest appearances (Everybody Hates Chris, The George Lopez Show), Jimmie has somehow found time to also write a New York Times best-selling book, record two Grammy Nominated Comedy Albums and film an upcoming standup special.
All guests must be at least 21 years old to enter Theater, or to watch shows at Bar 360 or The Fire Pit's side bar. All tickets are sold with a no return or exchange policy. All schedules/times are subject to change at any time without notice.