Jimmie “J.J.” Walker to headline Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s Labor Day Laugh-A-Thon benefitting Our Fallen Firefighters
Casino Players Can Win A Trip for Two to New York City and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
COCONUT CREEK, FL – The jokes are on Seminole Casino Coconut Creek as it headlines the stand-up comedy of Jimmie Walker in its Nectar lounge during Labor Day Laugh-A-Thon, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. Comedian Alan Prophet will open for Walker, star of the groundbreaking Good Times sitcom on CBS whose “J.J.” character coined the 1970s catch phrase: “Dy-no-mite!” Admission is only $10, includes a free drink, and all the proceeds will be collected by the Margate Firefighters Professional Benevolent for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
From 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., as part of the Labor Day Laugh-A-Thon, a drawing will be held for a Trip For Two to New York City all expenses paid, three-night stay including a live taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at Studio 52 on 11th Avenue. Entries are free; contestants must be 21 years old and belong to the Seminole Player’s Club that’s free, easy and fast to join.
The Daily Show, taped live Monday through Thursday at 5:45 p.m., has won both Emmy and Peabody awards in taking a “reality-based” look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports and entertainment with “an alternative point of view.” In each program, anchorman, Jon Stewart and a team of correspondents comment on the day’s stories, employing actual news footage, taped field pieces, in-studio guests, and on-the-spot coverage of important news events.
About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. For more information on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and its programs call 301-447-1365 or visit www.firehero.org <http://www.firehero.org> .
About Jimmie Walker
Actor, comedian and writer, Jimmie Walker has always maximized his potential. He grew up in the ghetto projects of New York’s South Bronx, worked in the day and educated himself at night. Upon graduating from high school he became a radio engineer and at 19 took a writing class and learned by his classmates’ reactions that he was really funny. While working at WMCA radio, he joined The Last Poets as their opening act in 1967. By 1969 he was performing with other new talents, Bette Midler, David Brenner, and Steve Landesberg at the African Room in Manhattan. When Brenner got his break he help them all, eventually with Walker’s big break -- an appearance on the then-powerful “Jack Paar Show.” Spotted by Norman Lear’s casting director, he was cast in the new comedy series, Good Times. His fame grew with his Grammy nominated best-selling comedy album Dy-no-mite! and after Good Times’ six year run starred in Aaron Spelling’s “B.A.D. Cats” and “At Ease”, an ABC series about U.S. Army misfits. Other shows he appeared on were the 1986 sitcom “Bustin Loose,” “Blossom,” “Dream On”, “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Night Stand,” and “In The House.” His big screen roles have included the movies: “Airplane,” “Let’s Do It Again,” and “Home Alone 2.” Time magazine named him Comedian of the Decade in 1969; he was the recipient of the first annual NAACP Image Award, and was nominated for a Cable Ace Award for one of his four Showtime specials. Today he tours the country up to 40 weeks a year doing stand-up in Las Vegas and comedy clubs across America, performs on late night TV (“The Late Show with David Letterman” more than 25 times; “Politically Incorrect” 15 times; ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and others.) In his spare time he writes scripts for TV and movies. He has also written articles on race and entertainment for both The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. He’s worked for a number of talk radio stations across the country and can be currently heard on Huskeradio 1290 KKAR from 3 p.m.
About Alan Prophet
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Miami, Alan Prophet has been a stand-up comic for more than 20 years, as a regular for nine years at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, Calif., during which time he appeared in two Steve Martin Specials. He performed his stand-up as a regular act at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and Trump's Castle and Resorts International in Atlantic City, and performed numerous times at the Horizon Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe and the Princess Hotel and Casino in the Bahamas. In addition, Prophet has shared stages with such music industry luminaries as Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Huey Lewis & the News, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and the Spinners. His string of national television shows have included Showtime Comedy Club Network, Comic Strip Live on Fox, Caroline's Comedy Hour on A&E, America's Funniest People on ABC, Comedy on the Road on A&E, Evening at the Improv on A&E, and Comedy at Club 54 for Canadian Television.
About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek offers more than 1,500 of the latest slot machines such as: Sex and the City, Quick Hit Platinum, Diamond Jackpots, Wizard of Oz, and Super Touch Lotto. Denominations range from one cent to $1000. Now dealing live blackjack guaranteed 24/7 at 12 new tables, the casino also features 24/7 high stakes no limit action in its non-smoking Poker Room upstairs for separate gaming pleasure, with a wide array of tournaments for all types of players. Live games featured include Texas Hold ’em, 7-Card Stud, and Omaha tournaments. In March 2007, a $32 million expansion included the addition of a valet porte cochere entrance offering direct access to the new 6,000 square foot Fresh Harvest restaurant, Nectar ultra-lounge, a new Players Club, and additional casino space. The casino also offers the Sunset Grill, located in an outdoor traditional chickee. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at 5550 NW 40th Street, in Coconut Creek, Florida, just east of State Road 7 (U.S. 441) and north of Sample Road on 40th Street. For more information call 954-977-6700; fax 954-970-7721 or visit www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com <http://www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com/> .