About George Willborn
With an extraordinarily keen wit and a completely unrestricted approach when it comes to telling the truth about “what-is-funny,” George Willborn, a Chicago native, began his comedy routine at a 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 at 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). Due to his vast popularity, George went on to perform on many comedy tours, national stage plays and 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 many more.
George’s radio career began in 1996 on Clear Channel’s WVAZ V103 – The Mond Squad – John, Bonnie and George (1996-2006). George commuted from Chicago to DC as co-hosts on both the Michael Baisden Show (2006-2013) in the afternoon and in the morning on The Real DC Morning Show, both airing on WHUR 96.3 FM (2006-2008). He was also co-host on the nationally syndicated, Doug Banks Show, WVAZ V103 from 2pm – 6pm CST.
George has recently returned to his radio roots in DC as co-host of Afternoons With Tony, Mo and George on WHUR 96.3 FM weekdays from 3pm – 7pm. George also continues to host his solo radio program, Willborn’s World on WHUR’s SiriusXM Channel 141, H.U.R. Voices.
With over 20 years in radio, ranging from mornings in Chicago to afternoons in DC and several nationally syndicated programs, George has also found time to hone his acting crafts by studying under the likes of Chip Fields Hurd and Bill Duke. He is currently exercising all aspects of his wide range of talents from afternoons on WHUR radio, touring the country with his comedy, to writing and producing his own project “The Tragedies of Comedy," as well as landing a major role in the new upcoming Spike Lee Joint “Chiraq.”
George often states that his biggest accomplishments are his children.
TV Appearances2011 Phunny Business – Cast
2011 Centric Comedy AllStars – Performer
2010 Shaquille O’Neal Presents – Performer
2008 Family Reunion – Host
2007 Baisden After Dark – Co-Host
2007 TVOne – Winner, Who’s Got Jokes
Def Comedy Jam, Def Comedy Jam Allstars, BET Comic View, Comedy Central
Radio CareerAfternoons With Tony, Mo and George - WHUR 96.3 (Present)
Willborn's World - WHUR's SiriusXM Channel 141 H.U.R. Voices (Present)
The Doug Banks Radio Show (2013 - 2015)
Michael Baisden Show (2006 - 2013)
The Real DC Morning Show - WHUR 96.3 (2006 - 2008)
Clear Channel's WVAZ V103 - The Mond Squad (1996 - 2006)