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With an extraordinarily keen wit and a completely unrestricted approach when it comes to telling the truth about “what-is-funny”, George Vernon Willborn II (January 8) is a Chicago native who began his comedy routine at the Memphis comedy club, Sir Laughs A Lot in 1987. He got his first comedic break as the house MC at All Jokes Aside in 1992. All Jokes Aside is Chicago’s first primarily African American comedy club. He shared the stage and befriended comedy greats like Jamie Fox, Bernie Mac and Steve Harvey, just to name a few. During his seven year stint of All Jokes Aside, George became widely known as...The Stress Reliever!!
He often quotes, “I’m here to relieve whose stress, your stress!” The history of All Jokes Aside is depicted in the documentary DVD, Phunny Business: A Black Comedy (2011). Because of his vast popularity, George went on to perform on many comedy tours, national stage plays and currently various comedy clubs, including Improvs and Funny Bones, across the country. He’s secured television work on MTV’s The Real World, Cast (1991); HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Performer (1992); BET’s ComicView, Performer (1992); Showtime at the Apollo, Performer (1993) and more….
George’s radio career started back in 1996 on Clear Channel’s WVAZ V103 – The Mond Squad – John, Bonnie and George (1996-2006)! In the upcoming years, during 2006 – 2008, George commuted from Chicago to DC as co-hosts on both Michael Baisden Show (2006-2013) in the afternoon and in the morning on The Real DC Morning Show, WHUR (2006-2008). George has recently come back to his roots and he is co-hosting on the nationally syndicated, Doug Banks Show, WVAZ V103 from 2pm – 6pm CST. In addition to joining “The Doug Banks Show,” George continues to host his solo radio program, “Willborn’s World” on WHUR’s SiriusXM Channel 141, H.U.R. Voices.
George often states that his biggest accomplishments are all about his family!!!