George Wallace gets back to the laughs
Some comedians simply possess a timeless quality. No matter how many stages they’ve taken, how many cities they’ve visited, how many times they’ve unveiled hours of fresh new material, the performance remains familiar and comfortable, like listening to an old friend or maybe even a member of your family tell the stories you love. This is what it’s like to catch George Wallace at the Westgate Cabaret, an intimate room where the veteran funnyman’s big personality fills the space.
He’s still offering thoughtful observations on the absurdities around us, but today Wallace has been around the world a few more times and has made all sorts of hilarious discoveries. He’s ready to share them all, from the cultural expansion of his hometown of Atlanta to the ever-changing landscape and people that make Las Vegas so special. He’s been overseas to perform for troops and might have a few things to say about global politics, too … but only if you bring it up first. Wallace is a master when it comes to reading the room and customizing his comedic arts to fit the audience of the night. He just celebrated his 70th birthday and he’s sharper than ever, a performer who seems to stay at his peak.
Westgate Las Vegas, 8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., additional 8 p.m. show Aug. 24-25 & 31, $65-$95 plus tax and fees, 5+. 800.222.5361