George Lopez is a stand-up comedian who is not only an expert at his craft, but also has made a huge impact for Mexican-Americans in the entertainment industry well beyond the confines of the stage. Luckily, George Lopez tickets will remain his bread and butter no matter how his ventures in radio, television, and film end.
His gift for humor likely has something to do with his childhood. He had been abandoned by both his parents and, though she did take him in, his grandmother was hardly a kind maternal figure. Whether or not this led him to following the path of a professional joke teller is debatable, but his success is not.
After spending the 1980s and 1990s building a reputation playing venues across the country, he finally caught a break at the end of the 21st century. George Lopez became the host of a morning radio show in Los Angeles and became the first Latino to ever top the ratings for the slot in Los Angeles. Next, he had a network sitcom and then, after the network canceled the program (Lopez has stated publically he believes this cancellation to be unwarranted), he hosted a late night talk show on TBS. This too was ultimately cancelled. However, new television projects are certain to arise.
On the film front, he is perhaps best known for lending his voice to box office hits. This includes the talking dog movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua and the animated film Rio. He has had more than a few roles in person as well. That list of movies includes The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl and The Spy Next Door.
In the meantime, between these projects, George Lopez will continue to release a few books that may land in the Top 20 on the New York Times Best Seller List (as Why You Crying did). Of course, he will also be touring the nation as part of his original craft, stand-up comedy.