ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Comedian George Henry Wallace was born and raised in Atlanta. George could make people laugh in elementary school so he knew at 6 years old he wanted to be a comedian.
“One time I wrote a note, you know how in school, remember I used to pass notes around. Yes. So the note said, if you have holes in your drawers, smile, It’s going around the room.” George said. As the note was passed around the class it got to his teacher, who then read the note. She already knew who the note belong to, “Henry Wallace,” his teacher said. “I’m all. I’m all the way over here. She knew it was me. She started laughing in class. Bust up. You have holes in your drawers. Smile. I did that.”, he said.
The turning point for George is when his mother died when he was 16 years old.
“What happened was when my mom died, the last thing she said to me’s baby, I’m going to the hospital. I won’t be back. But don’t you worry about a thing your life has been taken care of and the things that’s gonna be part,” he said.
Wallace credits comedian Red Fox and many others for paving the way for him.
When asked about his relationship with Jerry Seinfeld. Jokingly replying, “Jerry who? Jerry, who?”
George and Jerry met in 1976 while they were both at the comedy club called Catch Roger Star in New York City. They have been friends for 46 years and to this day are still friends.
“But we became friends. And next thing you know, we were roommates for 13 years in New York City... I was working a lot. He was working a lot. In and out. Um, and then the next thing you know, I was best man in his wedding. And then the next thing you know, I’m the father of his kids. So godfather, no, no, I’m the daddy.” George said.
George appreciates his relationship with Jerry and considers himself blessed.
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