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A pioneer and trailblazer for Latinos in comedy and television, George Lopez has become a pop culture icon. The politically active entertainer has won millions of dedicated fans through his television sitcoms, talk show, and stand-up comedy.
Lopez produced and starred in the groundbreaking sitcom George Lopez, which made history as one of the first shows starring and produced by a Latino for a general audience. The show ran on ABC for six seasons before being picked up for syndication by Nick at Night, where its ratings blew up, surpassing the viewership it received when it originally aired.
With several television and film credits under his belt – including his acclaimed acting performance in the landmark award-winning film Real Women Have Curves – Lopez’s most recent work includes his comedy series Lopez on TV Land and his national comedy tour “The Comedy Get Down,” with Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer.
Lopez is the author of two best-selling memoirs Why You Crying? and I’m Not Gonna Lie And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50. His life is the subject of the award-winning documentary Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream.
George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. George Lopez remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broadcast stations and cable’s Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network and among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly programs in syndication. George Lopez is one of only four off-net comedies to post weekly ratings gains among households from the 2007-’08 to 2008-’09 season.
Lopez is currently on his standup comedy tour, The Comedy Get Down, with Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer in arenas across the country.
Lopez is also starring in his new comedy series, Lopez on TV Land. Starring and produced by Lopez, the series explores how he struggles between his two worlds and crises that are often of his own making. The half hour single camera serialized comedy consists of 12 episodes.
Lopez was last seen in the Lionsgate inspirational drama, Spare Parts. Produced by Lopez, the film is based on a true story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who team up to build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition. In 2014, Lopez starred in the multi-camera ensemble comedy Saint George on FX, which he co-created.
In 2013, Lopez released his second memoir, I’m Not Gonna Lie And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50, where he tells the unabashed and hilarious truth about aging – as only he can. In 2012, Lopez debuted his third solo stand-up special It’s Not Me, It’s You on HBO. Lopez also voiced animated characters in a string of animated blockbuster films including Rafael in Rio and Rio 2 along with Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, Thurman in Escape from Planet Earth opposite Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara, Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs 1 and 2, and The Beverly Hills Chihuahua 1, 2, and 3. His other most recent film credits include the box-office hit Valentine’s Day directed by Garry Marshall, Swing Vote, Henry Poole Is Here and Balls of Fury.
In August 2009, Lopez filmed his second HBO Comedy Special, Tall, Dark and Chicano, which was nominated for a GRAMMY in the category of Best Comedy Album. He headlined his first HBO Comedy Special, America’s Mexican, in 2007. Lopez has also performed as part of HBO and TBS’s Comic Relief 2006. His acclaimed comedy concert, Why You Crying?, debuted on Showtime in 2004. He released his third standup CD, El Mas Chingon, in 2006, which also earned Lopez a GRAMMY nomination in the category of Best Comedy Album. Prior to that, in 2004, he was nominated for a GRAMMY in the same category for his CD Team Leader. In May 2004, his autobiography, Why You Crying?, entered The New York Times Bestsellers List top 20. The book was co-written by Emmy winning writer and sportscaster Armen Keteyian. Lopez also was the focus of the award-winning documentary Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream.
In 2006, Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities.
George Lopez passionately conveys his vision for the U.S. as he imagines a government that works for us and protects us no matter our race, age, or religion. Interjecting signature George Lopez humor and bits of his Mexican-American heritage, he ramps up the crowd’s energy calling on them to vote for a leader who will fight for policies that will benefit the average citizen rather than Wall Street.
Lopez argues that money has gotten in the way of making that government work for the majority of the population, but that it is never to late to change that. “You are never too old to have government work for you,” he declares. “Because there are a lot of people who are elderly, but this country can still be good to you. It can be good to the young people; it can be good to everyone. Everyone deserves a better government!”
George Lopez shares laughs and life lessons with business, student, and general audiences. The beloved comedian famous for his smart wit, big heart, and golden conscience discusses the importance of comedy, having a multi-faceted career, and his experience as one of the first Latino entertainers to break into mainstream pop culture. Additionally, Lopez speaks on kidney disease at health-related events, after his own illness led to a kidney transplant and prompted him to change his lifestyle.
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