George Lopez is a versatile comic performer, writer, and producer. He sells thousands of tickets to live stand-up shows from coast to coast as well as starring in, writing, and producing his own hit sitcom on ABC. He has written books, released comedy CDs, starred in films, and hosted radio shows. His many talents have won him many awards and much praise from fans and critics. George Lopez is one of the most successful Latino comedians in history.
Lopez has headlined stand-up comedy shows at famous venues like the Las Vegas Hilton, Foxwoods Casino, ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Town Hall in New York, Next Stage in Dallas, Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, and the Ford Theatre in Washington, DC. He sold out tickets to the legendary Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on three consecutive nights.
Like most comedians, Lopez began his career on the stand-up stage. He has had crowds rolling in the aisles for years. His 2004 live comedy concert Why You Crying? debuted on Showtime during the Memorial Day weekend. Not only was his live audience laughing so hard they cried, but thousands of home viewers were able to share in the experience without leaving their couches.
Not only do Lopez's live shows bring joy to people around the world, his series of comedy CDs allow fans to enjoy his antics year round. His 2004 release, Team Leader was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. His CDs are released on the Oglio Records/Warner Bros. label. His release of Right Now Right Now in 2001 hit the best-seller lists within a year of its production. Lopez's take-home humor is also available in print. His autobiography, Why You Crying was published in 2004 by the Touchstone/Fireside division of Simon & Schuster. The book is co-written by Emmy Award winning writer Armen Keteyian. Lopez also lends his talents in national television, radio, and print campaigns for Nextel Communications.
One of Lopez's most recent comic ventures was becoming a commentator for HBO's Inside the NFL. He has appeared on television regularly over the past few years. He has been a guest on the Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The View, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, Craig Kilborn, On the Record with Bob Costas, and Resurrection Boulevard. His weekly self-titled television sitcom is in its third season on ABC's TGIF lineup.
George Lopez has also performed in films. He received good reviews for his performance in the HBO films drama Real Women Have Curves. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to much applause. It received the 2002 Audience Award. Lopes was also featured in the drama Bread and Roses directed by British filmmaker Ken Loach. The film received critical acclaim at its premier at the Cannes Film Festival. Lopez made radio history when he became the first Latino to headline the keystone morning radio slot on an English-language station in LA.
George is busy both in and out of the spotlight. He and his wife organized the George & Ann Lopez-Richie Alarcon CARE Foundation to provide community and arts resources for education. His extensive fundraising efforts earned him the Manny Mota Foundation Community Spirit Award and Honorary Mayor of Los Angeles title. He was also named the Artist of the Year and given the Humanitarian Award by Harvard University.