Jimmie Walker, the iconic jive talker we all know and love from the Norman Lear seminal 1970s sitcom Good Times, will headline a stand-up to The Club at Treasure Island at 9 p.m. Friday, March 13. Tickets are on sale now.
Although he’s best known as wisecracking J.J. Evans, Walker has been on the comedy circuit for the past few decades too. His first TV appearance was on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In when he was 24. Good Times ran from 1974 to 1979, co-starring Esther Rolle, John Amos, J’anet Dubois and Janet Jackson.
After the hit show ended its run, he appeared in the classic 1980 film Airplane! (at Tampa Theatre this Sunday!) and on TV (including Fantasy Island, Cagney & Lacey, Scrubs and Chris Rock’s Everybody Hates Chris.
Still going strong at nearly 50 years, Walker continues to tour 35 and 45 weeks per year. Word is he's still "dy-no-mite!"
9 p.m., March 13 , 400 Treasure Island Causeway, $35, theclubti.com/entertainment, 888-695-0888.