THE GREG WILSON
The Greg Wilson began as just another Greg Wilson from the suburbs of Dallas, TX. Using his uber-keen observation skills and a loud mouth, Greg cut a wide, dangerous path to the bright lights of Broadway, TV and film. His determined willingness as a comedian and actor to go against the grain, ignore the status quo and shock the audience has been the hallmark of a career on the edge and a reputation that has to be referred to as “The”.
Just after high school, Greg became the youngest member ever accepted into the nationally renown Ad-Libs Improv Troupe at age 18. Greg and the troupe flourished performing four sold-out shows a week at the exclusive Ad-Libs Improv Theater in Dallas’ famed Arts District.
Soon Greg would break into commercials and become one of the most recognizable faces in the region. But after six years with the troupe, thousands of shows and dozens of commercials, it was time to go at it alone.
The Greg Wilson blew into NYC like a hurricane, changing the stand-up scene forever. While others were telling Seinfeld-inspired jokes, Wilson took audiences on a wild ride of gut-level observations, outlandish characters and lightning-fast crowd-work. A comedy cocktail often described as Sam Kinison, Red Foxx and John Belushi all rolled into one, TGW’s unrelenting antics electrified audiences, galvanized comedians and frightened club managers.
In August 2002, Wilson created an over-the-top carnival of comedy that combined his passion for the outrageous and the intense audience interaction Wilson perfected as a member of Ad-Libs: The Comedy Madhouse. Quickly selling-out smaller 200-seat theaters, the show later sold out the Theater at Madison Square Garden two times before moving into residency at the world-famous Supper Club in Times Square. Playing to packed houses of 1000+ fans every Saturday night, Wilson skyrocketed to the top of the NYC comedy scene.
Following in that success, Greg launched an incredible, exciting new show: THE GREG WILSON’S Stand-UpSMACKDOWN!, a fierce display of comedic combat that only a personality as big as Texas could create, control and command. The show dominated the NYC comedy scene in 2004-2005 staging classic comedy battles that will live forever in New York comedy infamy!
By 2006 Hollywood came calling. With interest in turning his Stand-upSMACKDOWN! into a television show, Greg headed for the west coast.
Upon arriving in LA, Showtime immediately snapped him up for an appearance on their new stand-up series WHITE BOYS IN THE ‘HOOD; a performance that would garner the series’ only standing ovation. This was closely followed by a featured appearance in NBC’s “STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP” and two appearances on the syndicated hit “COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN.” Greg crushed so hard, Byron offered Greg a writing job on the show and a third appearance. Greg graciously accepted. Additionally, Greg completed a pilot for NBC called “COMEDY COLISEUM” and released his “Pottymouth” CD via DEA Records. Most recently, Greg guest starred on an episode of the NBC series “LIFE” and on ABC’s “UGLY BETTY.”