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Comedy Legends Join in Celebration of Black History Month at Pompano Beach Cultural Center

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center has a “Dyn-o-mite” night of comedy planned to celebrate Black History Month. The next Pompano Stand-up Live! features two iconic comedians, Jimmie “JJ” Walker and Michael Winslow. Walker, who gained fame on the hit show, Good Times and Winslow, who starred in the Police Academy films, teamed up a couple of years ago for a comedy special We Are Still Here, and now they are bringing their exciting routine to Pompano Beach. Join us on Saturday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00PM for a night of laughs, drinks and good times! Tickets are $25.00 presale (through February 8, 2020), $30.00 GA and $70.00 for VIP, available at www.ccpompano.org. Jimmie Walker is also participating in a special interactive event, Live On The Set, on Friday, February 20 to explore the legacy of Black television.

“We are honored to bring these comedy legends to Pompano Beach,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “They called their TV special ‘one for the ages,’ and we cannot wait for them to bring down the house with their iconic brand of comedy! We are also thrilled that Jimmie is participating in Live On The Set, a candid conversation about African Americans’ significant role in television history.”

Jimmie Walker | Photo Courtesy of Kay Renz Public Relations

Rising from the streets of New York’s ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie Walker personifies the great American success story. His catch phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970s that Time magazine named him “Comedian of the Decade.”

 Michael Leslie Winslow is an American actor, beat boxer, and comedian billed as the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects” for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice. He is best known for his roles in all seven Police Academy films as Larvell Jones. He has also appeared in Spaceballs, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, The Love Boat, and commercials for Cadbury and GEICO.

 Pompano Stand-Up Live! also features a DJ, a full bar and concessions. This event may not be appropriate for patrons under 18 years old, all patrons must have a ticket and there is a two-drink minimum.

Michael Winslow | Photo Courtesy of Kay Renz Public Relations

LIVE ON THE SET: Good Times with Jimmie “JJ” Walker | PBCC | FEBRUARY 20, 2020 | 6:00PM | $10.00*

Live on the Set is a family-friendly event that will provide a fascinating and insightful dialogue about the important legacy of Black television during Black History month. The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to introduce Live On The Set, an interactive event that brings the art, artists and audiences together in a night filled with dialogue and candid conversation. Debuting this program will be a viewing of Good Times with Kid Dyn-o-mite himself, Jimmie “JJ” Walker. Good Times earned its place in television history for its realistic portrayal of an African American family attempting to negotiate the vicissitudes of life in a high-rise tenement apartment in an urban slum. Along with The Jeffersons, Good Times was one of the first television sitcoms featuring a mostly Black cast to appear on television. Join us in a thought-provoking provoking) environment where we explore the legacy of outstanding Black Television for Black History Month.

*Children under 12 free

For more information please visit, www.ccpompano.org or call 954-545-7800.

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at 50 West Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.