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George Lopez

George Lopez Live: HBO Special

Saturday, August 5, 2017

George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television. Now Lopez is filming his new HBO Special with all-new material at the Kennedy Center!

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Filming His HBO Special in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall

George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy, and late-night television. Now Lopez is filming his new HBO Special with all-new material at the Kennedy Center! 

  • No cellphones, smart watches, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at George Lopez’s HBO Special show at the Kennedy Center. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.
  • No backpacks or large bags will be permitted in the theater. A check room is available.
  • A Security Checkpoint will in place beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show and beginning at 8 p.m. for the 9:30 pm. show.
  • There is an 8-ticket limit per order for each performance.
  • This event is 18+.
  • This event is being filmed and/or videotaped for future telecasts and/or other exploitations at the producer’s discretion and may include pictures of the audience of individuals in the audience. Attendance at this event shall be deemed your consent to appear in such telecasts, other exploitations and any advertising and promotion thereof, without compensation.
The following items are prohibited in the Concert Hall:
  • Professional video cameras or GoPro-style devices on poles
  • Professional still cameras with large interchangeable lenses
  • iPads
  • Audio recording devices
  • Weapons

Lopez is currently on his stand-up comedy tour The Comedy Get Down with Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer in arenas across the country. The comedians also recently wrapped a BET scripted comedy series based on their tour. 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 and is currently airing its second season.

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 2007-2008 to 2008-2009 season.

In 2015, Lopez was 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 stand-up 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 was also 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.