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Dennis Wilson a stand-up comedian began his career at the World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood working for his mentor Mitzi Shore. Born in South Central Los Angeles, Dennis' Mom wanted him to get a good education so she got a transfer for him to attend Joseph Le Conte Middle School in Hollywood. Dennis was not happy about leaving his friends and former schoolmates, but when his bus pulled up at Sunset and Fountainthe first thing he noticed was the giant 20th Century Fox studios. Later, he found out that Le Conte was a school where many celebrities had atteneded. One such alumni visited the school one day, Carol Burnett. Dennis knew that this is where he belonged. He studied Film production and theater at Le Conte.

Dennis attended Hollywood for a short time then transferred to Hamilton High in Culver City surrounded by Paramount studios Dennis was right at home. Ever since I can remember I always wanted to be a Comedian. At the age of 18 Dennis read an article about Mitzi Shore and the Comedy Store and the Open Mic potluck. He decided this was where he could make his dreams come true. He developed a unbreakable bond with Mitzi Shore who told him you have what it takes just keep doing it. Dennis worked for Mitzi for 5 years. Later he was discovered by Jamie Masada owner of the Laugh Factory in Hollywood where he became a paid regular of the club. One night at The Laugh Factory he was noticed by The LA Times and featured in the front page calendar section story "A Funny Thing Happens Hopefully" by Chris Chrisfulli. That night Dennis had his greatest night on stage opening for the late Rodney Dangerfield.

Dennis was a semi- finalist in The San Fransisco Int. Comedy Competition 2011. Dennis was a semi-finalist in the The Ventura Comedy Funniest Person Contest. This summer Dennis will make his first visit to The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. Not bad for a kid from South Central Los Angeles.


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