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 1970's that Time Magazine named him "Comedian of the Decade." Walker's television work would lead to movie roles, like boxer Bootney Farnsworth in "Let's Do It Again," co-starring with entertainment luminaries Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Jimmie also released a smash comedy album, "Dyn-o-mite!" that went gold. When "Good Times" ended in 1979, Aaron Spelling offered Walker a starring role in the short-lived "B.A.D. Cats" and returned to cast him again in 1983 in "At Ease", an ABC series about a bunch of United States Army misfits. He also landed choice roles in films like "Airplane!" and "Airport '79” and was a regular on television shows like "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island". In recent years he's made scene-stealing appearances on "The George Lopez Show", "Everybody Hates Chris" with Chris Rock, and "Scrubs". But despite all Jimmie's success on the big and small screens, stand-up comedy remains his first love. Walker currently tours the country 35 to 45 weeks a year performing live and guesting on game shows and late night television. In his spare time, he writes scripts for TV and movies, and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching five decades.
BY REQUEST WE ARE OPENING THE DOORS AT 6PM. CASH/CC BAR AVAILABLE STARTING AT 6PM.
FOOD IS NOT AVAILABLE, so please plan accordingly. There are several restaurants within a short walking distance so please support our local businesses before and after the show.
Tickets are $20 each during Early Bird until they sell out, and $25 after. Don't delay - secure your spot today! We do expect to sell out. ALL OF THESE SHOWS ARE 21+. There is adult language, content, themes, etc. Cash bar on site for your convenience & enjoyment. 21+. Drink responsibly.
Before of after the show feel free to enjoy the rest of beautiful Center Lake Park. There are three large lawn spaces, a dog park, a spectacular Veterans Tribute, splash pad and playground, and the Cantina concession stand. There is a little something for everyone at Center Lake Park! Of course, there are great new restaurants and bars within walking distance in the Oviedo on the Park area as well.
Plan to arrive early to secure your seats. There are also high top tables around the back as optional viewing areas as well. The room is typically on the cool side so you may want to bring a layer if you tend to run cold.
Free parking. No smoking/vaping. No drink minimum. Several bars/restaurants in very close proximity to enjoy before and/or after the show. No need to travel to downtown Orlando or Sanford!
Make sure to check out our other programs, events, amenities, and rental opportunities at Center Lake Park. Visit the City website at cityofoviedo.net or at OviedoRecNParks on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on upcoming events, call our event hotline at 407-971-5590.
If you would like to sponsor one of these events, please contact Terri Martini at 407-971-5588.
THESE SHOWS ARE 21+
Some of this information is subject to change without notice.