Pictured here: The one and only DYN-O-MITE Comedian Jimmie Walker.
Pictured here: The one and only DYN-O-MITE Comedian Jimmie Walker.

A special comedy event is being held on Thursday, May 8th beginning at 8:00 pm at Crossroads, 78 North Avenue in Garwood.  The event will feature the world famous comedian DYN-O-MITE Jimmie Walker. Most know Jimmie from his role in the television show Good Times and such movies as Airplane. However, he has been rocking the stand-up comedy scene for over 40 years. He was born in New York’s South Bronx.  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.

He was spotted by the casting director for Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame; Jimmie accepted a part in Lear's new urban-styled comedy series, "Good Times." The role of the broadly strutting, wisecracking J.J. Evans would launch him into television superstardom. "Dyn-o-mite!" was the phrase that made him famous nationwide. As "Good Times" enjoyed a six year run, Walker's fame grew exponentially. 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”. Clothing, tee-shirts and even a talking doll that blurted out his signature catch phrase were soon on store shelves everywhere.

His television work would lead to movie roles, like boxer Bootney Farnsworth in "Let's Do it Again," co-starring with entertainment luminaries Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Jimmie also released a smash comedy album, "Dyn-o-mite!" that went gold. When "Good Times" ended in 1979, Aaron Spelling offered Walker a starring role in the short-lived "B.A.D. Cats" and returned to cast him again in 1983 in "At Ease", an ABC series about a bunch of United States Army misfits. 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".

Even with his demanding schedule, Jimmie continued to appear as the headliner at top comedy clubs, including the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His joke writing team included a young David Letterman, Jay Leno and Byron Allen.  Jimmie tours the country for 35-45 weeks a year doing stand-up comedy, performing live and appearing as guests on game shows and late night television. In his spare time, he writes scripts for TV and movies and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching five decades.  

Tickets for this rare New Jersey performance are only $15 when purchased online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-state-comedy-presents-jimmie-walker-tickets-11318163933 or by visiting www.crossroadsatgarwood.com.  Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 per person.  Food and beverages can be purchased separately throughout the evening. 

To learn more about the DYN-O-MITE Comedian Jimmie Walker, visit www.dynomitejj.com. For more information on this event, please call (908) 518-0323 or email info@xxroads.com. 



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