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JJ Lights The Fuse For Laugh Blast



Who: JJ Walker
Where: Western Suburbs Leagues Club
When: Friday April 30, 2004

IN the 1970s in America, it was almost impossible to go through the day without hearing someone yell out the catchphrase `dyn-o-mite'. Pioneered by US comedian JJ WALKER on the cult comedy Good Times , the phrase has remained synonymous with Walker more than 25 years after the show wrapped up in the late 70s.

Walker, who is in Australia for the first time on the COMEDY DYN-O-MITE TOUR, said he continues to hear the phrase wherever he goes.

``The dyn-o-mite thing was a huge, huge deal,'' Walker said.

``People still kind of do it now.

Although they're older now, they're still jumping around doing it and they dig it, which is pretty cool.'' Walker originally began his career on radio in the 1960s before securing the role on Good Times. He was the undoubted star of the show and his popularity spawned an array of merchandise including talking dolls, lunch boxes, T-shirts, hats, pyjamas and much more.

Walked went on to be named Comedian of the Decade by TIME MAGAZINE and continued to work on television and as a stand-up comedian.

Even now with 25 years as a radio host under his belt, he still makes time to tour with his stand-up show for the majority of the year.

``I'm on the road about 30 weeks of the year, but it's probably more like 48 now.

``But it's what I do for a living, so that's the way it works. I think I'll be on the road forever . th. th. or at least until I drop.'' Walker will bring the Comedy Dyn-o-mite Tour to WESTS LEAGUES CLUB on Friday, April 30.

He will be joined by award- winning comedian DESH, who satires the experiences and myths that shaped and influenced his world globalisation, rugby league, multiculturalism, cricket, the environment, pornography, love, funk music and eating.

Also on the bill is Australian comedian JAMES SMITH. While practising as a lawyer, Smith decided to give the courtroom away for the stage.

Within two months of his debut he was in the national finals for Comic of the Year at Sydney's COMEDY FESTIVAL and he picked up a position on TRIPLE M. Bookings can be made at the club on 4935 1200.



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