GEORGE ( I’M SO TUFF) SMILOVICI Cuban born Comedian, George Smilovici is THE ONLY COMEDIAN to Top the Australian and NZ MUSIC charts, and USA COMEDY charts with his hilarious hit monologue “I’M TUFF”. He has performed in every arena possible, from giant sporting stadiums to intimate clubs as Headliner and alongside the likes of JOE COCKER, TALKING HEADS, MIDNIGHT OIL, FLEETWOOD MAC, NEIL SEDAKA, U2, PAT BENETAR, JOAN RIVERS, MICHAEL WINSLOW………………..you name it, he’s done it!
George's appeal is huge. His two concert videos “DOUBLE TROUBLE” and “HOT” went number One on the Video Charts. His passion for comedy has ironically provided him with a platform to confront social issues with hysterical abandon. His prowess on the guitar and his unique take on CUBAN/FLAMENCO/ JAZZ make him rather SPECIAL as a comic. George has written and starred in AWARD winning TV and Radio commercials Eg BRUT FABERGE . He has also worked on CH 9 SPORTS, had his own GOLF series on FOX SPORTS “ THE G-FILES” an hysterical and supernatural take on Golf.
George's lecture given at the INTERNATIONAL HUMOUR CONFERENCE on POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is a must read for any fan of comedy. Smiovici has taken several shows to NZ, USA, BRITAIN, NEW GUINEA, THAILAND, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE and HAWAII. He even performed for the coalition troops in IRAQ where he spoke out against George Bush….you may have seen him interviewed about these CONTRAVERSIAL shows on CNN or TODAY TONIGHT or read about it on the front page THE AGE. Recently he’s been on FOX COMEDY CHANNEL’S “ STAND UP AUSTRALIA” and has been Performing on Michael Jacobsen’s ‘ONE NIGHT STAND’. He is about to RE launch his amazing One man show “MY FATHER’S HANDS” . This theatrical production about his family’s escape from CASTRO’S CUBAN REVOULUTION has more than WOWED both critics and audiences alike and garnered great reviews.
In OCT of 2007 George was asked to perform alongside the who’s who of Australia’s Rock industry such as RENEE GEYER, JAMES REYNE, DOUG PARKINSON, DARYL BRAITHEWAITE and many more at MELBOURNE’S PALAIS THEATRE in the charity event of the year, The CONCERT FOR MAX (Merritt). The 3 set DVD of that wonderful show is NOW on sale at J and B HI FI and SANITY stores In JANUARY OF 2008 George debuted his new one-man show “ITS ALL GOOD” in LOS ANGELES. The LA times said, “ The only time we weren’t in brakeless fits of laughter was when he played his guitar…stunning.” He then played at the ST KILDA LAUGHS FESTIVAL in Melbourne.
THE LEGENDS OF AUSTRALIAN COMEDY Tour saw George perform to sell out His recent appearance on THE FOOTY SHOW absolutely brained them. See ( George Smilovici THE FOOTY SHOW youtube ) Australia’s TUFFEST Comedian George Smilovici is without doubt The wildest, most outspoken, and most original GIANT of the Comic stage. THE MAIN COURSE on the Menu.