George Lopez, writer, producer and star of TBS’s Lopez Tonight, returns to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on February 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 1 at noon.
George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy, and more recently, late-night television. His TBS late night talk show Lopez Tonight airs Monday through Thursday nights. Previously, George Lopez, the ABC Sitcom created for Warner Bros Television, ran for six seasons on ABC.
Lopez has made more than 200 television comedy, talk show, and hosting appearances, including co-hosting the Emmy Awards and twice hosting the Latin Grammys. Other honors include an Imagen Vision Award, the Latino Spirit Award, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award, as well as receiving multiple Image, Imagen, and BET Award nominations.
Lopez has also performed as part of HBO and TBS’s Comic Relief 2006, and his acclaimed comedy concert, Why You Crying?, debuted on Showtime in 2004. Lopez released his third standup CD, El Mas Chingon, in 2006, earning a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Comedy Album. 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?, appeared on The New York Times Bestsellers Top 20 List. The book was co-written by Emmy®-winning writer and sportscaster Armen Keteyian. His success led Lopez to be the focus of the award-winning documentary Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream. His latest HBO Comedy special is Tall Dark and Chicano.
Lopez has starred in several TV shows and movies including Mr. Troop Mom, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Swing Vote, Valentine’s Day and The Spy Next Door. Other film credits include Henry Poole Is Here and Balls of Fury, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl, HBO’s Fidel and the Wonderful World of Disney Christmas movie Naughty or Nice. Additionally, he earned praise for his performance in the 2002 film Real Women Have Curves, which received the Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award. He also appeared in the critically acclaimed drama Bread and Roses.
In 2005, Lopez received a kidney transplant with a kidney donated by his wife, Ann. They have since become national spokespeople for the National Kidney Foundation, helping to raise millions of dollars for the cause. Lopez was presented with the Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award by Harvard University and the Spirit of Liberty Award by the American Way. He has received the Manny Mota Foundation Community Spirit Award and was named Honorary Mayor of Los Angeles for his extensive fund raising efforts benefiting earthquake victims in El Salvador and Guatemala.
In 2006, Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, Time magazine named him as one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him as one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities. Lopez was name by TV Guide as one of the Top 50 Greatest Television Dads of All Time.
Tickets cost $89, $74, $59 and $44*; All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Sunday & Monday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-745-3000 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.