Jimmie "J.J." Walker was such a huge star in the 1970s that TIME magazine dubbed him "Comedian of the Decade".
He was the lead on "Good Times," making him pretty much the first black star of a sitcom here.
Back then, Walker had other comics writing jokes for him - folks like David Letterman and Jay Leno. They earned a whole $150 a week for the gig.
Walker has just released a book about his life, titled "DYN-O-MITE Good Times, Bad Times....Our Times."
He's promoting the tome on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Today Show" - and with a performance Saturday in a Treehouse Comedy Club presentation at Mohegan Sun's Cabaret Theatre.
- KRISTINA DORSEY
Jimmie "J.J." Walker, 9 p.m. Saturday, Cabaret Theatre, Mohegan Sun; Treehouse Comedy Club production; $25; 1-800-745-3000.