Gorge Lopez is not strictly a comedian, and many people may not even consider that role as one of his main professions. He is an entertainer at heart, and this comes across in his sporadic stand up routines.
Lopez, no matter what project he is a part of, acts as a Latino figurehead. His past material is universally dedicated to the act of being a Latino in the United States. His routines have somewhat moved away from this topic of race, but it is still a major part of his show as he filters a number of topics through the idea of being Latino. For example, his pop culture references touch on the penetration of Latinos in acting. He talks often about his life, including his degenerative kidney disease and things about everyday life and family in a very observational style.
But at the end of the day, his biggest guns come from his poignant and humorous reflections on being a Mexican-American, and what modern racism means.
How long is a George Lopez show?
George Lopez performs a rather strict 80 minute set, and it usually is just stand up comedy. While some artists add a visual component, gags, and props, George Lopez relies on just his voice and mannerisms to propel the show.
How can I prepare for a George Lopez show?
George Lopez is currently working on his television show, Saint George. It is a sort of spiritual successor to his long running sitcom series, Gorge Lopez, which ran from 2002 to 2007. Fans not familiar with this charismatic energy and stand up style may want to become familiar with his most popular entertainment effort, George Lopez Show.
The recent Saint George provides a different approach to Lopez’s life. In the show, he is recently divorced and a successful entrepreneur, which is a different shade than his ‘everyman’ family persona he played in his earlier show. His newer stand up content seems a bit darker but also more humbling.
What else is George Lopez a part of in 2014?
Many fans can go to his 2014 stand up tour, and not enjoy his other projects. But because Lopez is such a prolific and multi-talented artist, there is always something to enjoy, helping set the tone for the show. George Lopez is currently working on his next big sitcom, Saint George, which is facing modest critical reviews. He is also a substantial voiceover actor, voicing characters in the upcoming Smurfs 3, as well as the two previous volumes. He was also a main lead voice actor in the very popular 2012 film, Escape From Planet Earth.
You can hear his fantastic voice acting ability play out in his stand up shows as he seems to take on different roles as he moves through his bits.
When was the last time George Lopez did a major stand up tour?
Because of other arrangements, it has been a few years since Lopez has made a major tour. The comedian’s last special was 2009’s Tall, Dark, and Chicano.
How do I get access to presale tickets for George Lopez’s tour?
American Express is cover for almost every date of George Lopez’s latest tour in 2014 through their platform. Thankfully, most shows are still available for presale, and buyers need an American Express card and an active account with TicketMaster to make the purchase.
Non-American Express carriers have a few options. First up is the ever-useful independent alternative, Presale Passwords Info. The website collects passwords for various shows and offers them in one resourceful place. You need an account with Presale Passwords Info as well as Ticketmaster, to gain access.
The last main option is the Artist Arena. The Arena works intimately with the official George Lopez site to provide organized presales. You can buy a VIP package through them, but it comes at a hefty cost. Consequently, you can bypass all the nice bonuses and go straight to the exclusive presale offers.
Who is George Lopez’s publicist and press contact?
George Lopez is a bit of a one man show. He navigates his own media work and collaborates with an entire company to assist in media and press; a company in which he is the main board director.
You have the best chance reaching Lopez for press inquiries by calling his foundation. The Lopez Foundation helps with underprivileged children and you can contact Executive Director, Linda D. Small, at email@example.com. You can also contact the foundation directly at 818-986-9095.
“Lopez’s comedy has always been somewhat single-minded in its approach, dealing mostly with the Latino experience in America. That’s a large part of the reason he has developed such a large and devoted fanbase — he’s basically the premiere Latino voice in stand-up comedy. But with that kind of built-in audience, it would be entirely possible for Lopez to take a chance and branch out, with the confidence that his audience would be willing to follow him wherever he goes.” – Patrick Bromley at About.com Accredited Review
“The prisms through which we view entertainers always seem to determine their hue, as I learned last week with George Lopez. I’d never been a fan of the L.A.-born-and-based comic, but in the process of researching him for a Denver Post piece I gained a new respect for what he’s done for other Latino entertainers, whether highlighting their lack of representation in the media or making it safe for others to follow.” – John Wenzel of Hey Reverb
“He opened a raw and sometimes uneven hour-long set at a sold-out Chavez Theatre by declaring “tonight is going to be a celebration of being Latino.” Of course, he preceded that remark with a crack about the violence just a few blocks away in Juarez: “I’m gonna stay up here until a f—— head rolls by.”The 51-year-old Lopez long has rooted his comedy in anger. Being raised by his grandparents was his comic fuel when he started out.” – Doug Pullen of the El Paso Times
Note: This marks George Lopez’s first major stand up tour to date, despite having close to seven stand up specials with a few released in physical format.