Danielle Smith of Personal Assistant Magazine/EPVA Blog Online recently caught up with Comedian George Wallace’s daytime assistant, Luke Dabrowski, to discuss his exciting new position assisting The New Mr. Las Vegas
The Man, The Comedian, The Legend, George Wallace has made it very clear that it takes a whole village to work with him. In a previous interview with the comedic genius, I got the opportunity to interview two of his assistants, Weezie and Argentina, who work with George Wallace in the evening. Today, I have the great pleasure to interview Luke Dabrowski, Wallace’s daytime assistant who handles all of the office administration for him.
EPVA: Good morning Luke, first I’d like to say thank you for taking the time to talk to me. I know how busy it can be when you are working with a celebrity like George Wallace.
Luke: Yes it is busy but thank you Danielle for taking the time to talk to me about how it is to work for Mr. Wallace.
EPVA: How long have you worked for George Wallace?
Luke: 3 ½ years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
EPVA: Were you an assistant before you started working for him?
Luke: No. I actually was working at a graphic design and document print shop.
EPVA: How did you go from working at a graphic design and print company to assisting comedian George Wallace?
Luke: Well I had been working on a project for Mr. Wallace and he liked the work I was doing, so he brought his manager into the company to meet with me and they offered a position to me. At first I was hired as the second assistant.
EPVA: Second assistant, who was the first?
Luke: LaDora Frank was his first assistant and she was moving back to Texas so they were looking for someone to take over her position.
EPVA: I know LaDora, she was Tom Joyner’s previous personal assistant from the Tom Joyner Morning radio show. She is a hard worker and a sweetheart!
Luke: Yes she is. She taught me a lot before she left.
EPVA: So, what are some of the things that you handle for George Wallace?
Luke: I help set up for his show here in Las Vegas. I obtain video, pictures, and new skit video for the show. I work directly with the stage crew to make sure that the lighting and sound is on point for each show. I also design these lovely billboards that you see around Las Vegas and on the strip and help market and advertise the show. I’m also his office manager and executive and personal assistant.
EPVA: Wow, see this is why I like talking to assistants because so many times people think that an assistant is just someone who is picking up the dry cleaning and fetching a cup of coffee but assisting someone like George Wallace is so much more than that. You are literally helping him to brand his funny show here in Las Vegas.
Luke: Yes, I’m very grateful to Mr. Wallace because he gives me a certain level of responsibility and values my input, in fact he really values all of his employee’s feedback regarding his show and how we can make it better. We handle everything from advertising, marketing and promoting the show so we all work really hard to sell out his shows each day.
EPVA: I got the opportunity to meet Louise, aka Weezie who handles his wardrobe and Argentina who sells the merchandise. I can see that you guys work really hard for George Wallace and you enjoy doing it.
EPVA: Do you have any future aspirations? Do you want to be a comedian?
Luke: No comedian for me, I am happier sitting back and watching George Wallace tell all the funny jokes. I’m a tech guy so I enjoy working on computers and building them. I am also in the process of setting up a small studio in my home because I produce music.
EPVA: Music. I know a lot about the music industry. I use to work for Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds music publishing company, Edmonds Music as an A&R /Contract Administrator. In that position, I worked very closely with songwriters and producers overseeing and handling the administration of their music catalog and music publishing contracts.What type of music do you like to produce?
Luke: I like all types from alternative to hip hop.
EPVA: Do you have aspirations of becoming a producer?
Luke: Absolutely. I would like to produce for film/TV, everything.
EPVA: You are in the right environment to network and meet a lot of people.
EPVA: What is the number one thing you like most about assisting George Wallace?
Luke: Wow there are so many things that I like, but the one thing that I enjoy are the different projects I get to be a part of.
EPVA: Do you have any thoughts or suggestions for an assistant who wants to work with a comedian?
Luke: Assisting a comedian is no laughing matter. Always smile and complete each task that is given to you. Tell yourself it’s going to get done no matter what. Mr. Wallace has allowed me to be involved in some of his major projects and my goal is to make sure that I get each project done and handle them efficiently.
EPVA: Luke it has been a pleasure to speak with you. Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to talk to me. I wish you much success in this position as well with your music production company. Do you have any final thoughts you would like to share?
Luke: Yes, tell everyone to come down to the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas to see George Wallace live and in person.
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