The two sit down to unpack George’s origin story and how his childhood struggles shaped him and why he wants to work on his personal issues of quitting too soon and cool kid gangs.
The veteran comic gives us a nugget of wisdom: ” Never let the audience be better dressed than you,” which Rick disagrees with, having tried a three-piece suit on stage to no avail. And Rick questions whether or not George would have had as much success in his career without his perfect hairline? The comedians marvel over the fact that George’s kidney transplant got him a guest-starring in Curb Your Enthusiasm!
George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television.
Lopez is currently on his stand-up comedy tour, The Wall World Tour, in arenas across the country. He recently completed his standup comedy tour, The Comedy Get Down, with Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer. The comedians also debuted their BET scripted comedy series based on their tour.
Lopez has been featured in four HBO specials, The Wall in August 2017, It’s Not Me, It’s You in 2012, GRAMMY-nominated Best Comedy Album Tall, Dark and Chicano in 2009, and America’s Mexican in 2007. Lopez 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 standup CD, El Mas Chingon, in 2006, which also earned Lopez 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 2006, Lopez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, Time 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.He also starred in Lopez on TV Land. Produced by Lopez, the series explored how he struggled between his two worlds and crises that are often of his own making. The half-hour single-camera serialized comedy aired for two seasons. Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS also ran for two seasons. It 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.