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A multi-talented artist, George Lopez’s career encompasses various spectrums including standup comedy and television hosting. A seasoned actor, he has starred in numerous movies and even lent his voice to animated films like “The Smurfs” and “Gnome Alone”. From being a popular face on the late-night television to writing and producing his own shows, George Lopez has been lauded for his comedic achievements.
Currently on his “The Comedy Get Down” tour, George Lopez tickets are in a huge demand, especially since he’s joined by Eddie Griffin, Charlie Murphy, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley. Selling out arenas all across the country, these standup comedy veterans are treating the fans to their somewhat exaggerated and semi-fictional material.
Each is bringing his own style to the tour, with George Lopez being the ultimate charmer and the most vocal of the lot.
Early Life & Influences
In pain he finds humor and in suffering there’s hope. This more or less sums up the early life and childhood years of George Lopez.
He never met his father and was quite young when his mother also abandoned him. Raised by a grandmother who had little time for him, Lopez never celebrated birthdays and lived a life that lacked joy and love. And if that wasn’t enough, he was born with a rather large head that prompted the kids in school to tease him. He was called many names including being the “darkest kid in the neighborhood”.
Using all the emptiness and darkness in his life, George Lopez decided to become a comedian. And look who’s laughing now! That’s what’s called Karma.
Time Magazine named him on its list of “The Top 25 Hispanics in America” and while his own life experiences are his biggest inspiration, Lopez has been influenced by many others. During his early standup comedy years, Lopez had a chance of meeting the veteran Mexican comedian Cheech Marin. His love for Chicano art came from Marin and he inspired him to be a witty but also an intelligent comedian. Lopez is also a great admirer of Freddie Prinze, the late Hungarian-Puerto Rican comedian who became a household name with his sitcom “Chico and the Man”.
Life wasn’t easy for George Lopez and for a long time he wasn’t even sure he’ll see a light at the end of a tunnel. But it made him a fighter, even better; it turned him into everyone’s favorite comedian. Today, he is one of the most successful comedians in the country, performing live in clubs and venues, along with regular appearances on television and in movies.
George Lopez Career Highlights
Transforming his painful experiences into material for his standup comedy, George Lopez landed his big break in 2000. Approached by Sandra Bullock for a Hispanic sitcom, “George Lopez” was conceived and ran successfully for six seasons. The plot and jokes mostly revolved around growing up poor and underprivileged. The audiences were struck by the honesty and realism Lopez brought to the show, and it earned “George Lopez” many honors.
The show won “ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top TV Series” at the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards and even took home “Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series”.
In 2016, his semi-autobiographical series “Lopez” premiered on TV Land and is currently in its second season. Based on the struggles of Latino community, especially in their interpersonal relationships, the show received a great response. His trenchant, edgy humor hits home with the viewers as he presents himself as a successful comedian who finds it hard to fit in the society. He makes himself and his problems more relatable as he muses on what comes next in life after divorcing a wife who donated her kidney to him, allowing him to recover from a terminal disorder.
In 2017, George Lopez along with his buddies Cedric the Entertainer, Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D. L. Hughley and Tawny Newsome premiered the comedy series “The Comedy Get Down”. Airing on BET network, the show comes with a supporting tour.
George Lopez as Live Standup Comedian
In his 40th year as a standup comedian and television personality, George Lopez has surrendered to the changing dynamics of the genre. And by doing so, he continues to remain relevant in all these years.
According to Lopez, comedy has changed a lot since the time he started out. Today it has become more challenging, more diverse and to an extent more political. People attend standup shows looking for humor and wit, but at the same time they prefer smart, intelligent and knowledgeable comedians.
When George Lopez takes the stage this season on his “The Comedy Get Down” tour, he will be bringing an eclectic content to his audience. George Lopez tour tickets are already in great demand as the fans know it’ll be a night of non-stop laughter and entertainment.
With some performances already taken place, these talented comedians are pushing all the right – and wrong buttons, bringing the house down with their expletive-laden, high-spirited humor. With their strong and distinctive brand of comedy, each of these comedians is killing it on the big stage.
George Lopez Tour Tickets
George Lopez is known for his fast-paced sets, producing varying degrees of laughter. He immediately hits his stride with the audience, keeping them laughing throughout. Don’t miss “The Comedy Get Down Tour” and at the same time keep an eye out for other George Lopez shows. He has some solo, headlining shows lined up as well.
Here’s to a comedian who once bravely admitted, “I never realized I could love people as much as I do now”. Cheers!