George Lopez is an internationally-renowned comedian who has delighted audiences for decades, best known for his stand-up comedy and TV shows that explore issues like race, and life as a Mexican-American. His shows are often the hottest ticket in town, so make sure to grab your George Lopez tickets from StubHub today.
George Lopez background
George Lopez is famous for his self-titled situational comedy show George Lopez. Lopez wrote, produced, co-created and starred in the show, and it ran from 2002-2007, with 120 episodes. It revolves around a dysfunctional family with an all-Latino cast, which was unusual for the time and helped to blaze a trail for minority actors and comics. Lopez was recognised for his contribution to the Latino community with a National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award. When the show ended, he moved on to other TV and film work, before landing his own talk show Lopez Tonight, which debuted in 2009.
Lopez has performed many popular stand-up shows over the years, and continues to pull in large audiences. He is known for being brave and unapologetic, tackling current affairs and never shying away from hot-button topics. Hecklers don't stand a chance against his acerbic tongue! He is also a popular movie actor, starring in films such as The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl, the Disney Christmas film Naughty or Nice, and as Papi in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.
George Lopez achievements
Lopez's stand-up shows have received rave reviews, and he often performs to packed-out venues. Recent shows have been recorded and released on DVD, such as George Lopez: America's Mexican (2007) filmed at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, which was picked up by streaming website Netflix. Other stand-up highlights include It's Not Me, It's You (2012) performed at the Nokia Theatre in L.A, and Tall, Dark & Chicano (2009), which was recorded at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Lopez has received many awards for his comedy, acting, and writing. His film Real Women Have Curves was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002, and it won the legendary Audience Award. His TV show George Lopez won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series, and well as the ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for the Top TV Series. Other achievements include his autobiography 'Why You Crying', which reached the top twenty in the New York Times Bestsellers list, and two stints hosting the Latin Grammy Awards.