Dyn-o-mite! How many times do you think Jimmie J.J. Walker has uttered that word since playing J.J. Evans on "Good Times" in the '70s? He was named 1970s "Comedian of the Decade" by Time magazine, so chances are it's been quite a few. In Walker's new book DYN-O_MITE: Good Times, Bad Times... Our Times, he writes about growing up in the Bronx as a young comedian and becoming America's first black sitcom star, hiring other young comedians like Dave Letterman, Jay Leno and Louie Anderson to write jokes for him along the way. Walker is doing some stand up gigs to support the book, and one of them will be this Friday night at Marisa's, care of Treehouse Comedy Productions. Come out and see a living comedy legend.
Jimmie J.J. Walker
Marisa's, 6540 Main St., Trumbull. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m. $20. (203) 268-5857, treehousecomedy.com.
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