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Lopez brings fresh spirit to talk shows, language

George Lopez
George Lopez

He has starred in roughly a dozen films, has had his share of television sitcom appearances (to include his most familiar George Lopez), and is the phenomenal and irresistible face of Latin American comedy. George Lopez has been a favorite in stand-up comedy for well over a decade, and continues to receive rave reviews for recent projects, to include Lopez Tonight, making history as the first Latino host of a late-night talk show.

Lopez Tonight, first aired in November 2009, comically spotlights Lopez’s perspectives on a plethora of topics in pop culture, entertainment, and current events. The show brings a fresh spirit to the late-night talk show arena, breaking free from the traditional program order.

But certainly the most unique characteristic which sets the show apart from the rest is its influence of Latin culture and language on America. Lopez has interviewed a diverse set of guests on the show (to include Queen Latifah, Eva Longoria-Parker, Sandra Bullock, Kobe Bryant, Jessica Alba, Ted Danson, and Oscar de la Hoya), and he often features segments which reflect the Latin American insight and its distinctive style of comedy. It isn’t uncommon to hear Lopez utter phrases filled with both English and Spanish, throwing audiences back to the 2004 film Spanglish, starring Adam Sandler.

While the Latin American influence is deeply woven into some regions of the United States, Lopez has contributed to its expanding throughout mainstream America. He has been an admired comedian in American entertainment for some time, and it looks like este loco hombre is going nowhere!

Lopez, the philanthropist, will be hosting a benefit concert, “Help Haiti” on February 4th at The Nokia Center in Los Angeles. Lopez Tonight airs weeknights on TBS at 11pm/10c.


  • Jonathan Pinkerton Nashville Entertainment Examine 5 years ago

    Great article! I actually just tuned in to see the show for the first time last night. With all the hubbub over other late night hosts, maybe Lopez will gain more viewers.

    I myself can't wait for him to chat with one of my all-time favorite actress when Bette White drops by for a visit on tomorrow night's show. (Wednesday Jan. 20th)

  • Rachel Hays Nashville Linguistics Examiner 5 years ago

    Thank you for the feedback Jonathan! I am also looking forward to the Bette White interview; she is one unique character! ;o) I can't wait to read more of your examinations of the entertainment industry as well!

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