NEW YORK, September 11, 2012 – It’s who George Lopez, of course! COMEDY CENTRAL Records releases “George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You” CD on Tuesday, September 25.
“George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You” is an audio recording of Lopez’s third solo stand-up HBO special, which aired live in July from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy and late-night television. 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.
Lopez’ prior CDs on COMEDY CENTRAL Records, “America’s Mexican” and “Tall, Dark and Chicano,” were both nominated for GRAMMY® Awards. In the summer of 2012, Lopez hosted Fox’s new dating series “Take Me Out” and debuted his third solo stand-up special on HBO. In September, Lopez will lend his voice to Disney’s “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3.” Lopez recently voiced the character Rafael in the animated blockbuster “Rio” and Grouchy Smurf in “The Smurfs.” His other most recent film credits include the box-office hit “Valentine’s Day,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2,” “Swing Vote,” “Henry Poole Is Here” and “Balls of Fury.”
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. 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. In 2001, Lopez hosted a major morning radio show in Los Angeles, becoming the first Latino to headline the key morning slot on an English-language station in one of the nation’s top radio markets.
Lopez has received the Manny Mota Foundation Community Spirit Award and was named Honorary Mayor of Los Angeles for his extensive fundraising efforts benefiting earthquake victims in El Salvador and Guatemala. Other honors include an Imagen Vision Award, the Latino Spirit Award and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award. The Lopez Foundation, founded by Lopez, was established to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children and adults confronting challenges in education and health, as well as increasing community awareness about kidney disease, organ donation, and the military.
Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Lewis Black’s “In God We Rust,” Jim Gaffigan’s “Mr. Universe,” Doug Benson’s “Smug Life,” Hannibal Buress’ “Animal Furnace,” Reggie Watts’ “A Live At Central Park,” John Mulaney’s “New in Town,” GRAMMY®-winning Louis C.K.’s “Hilarious,” Patton Oswalt’s “Finest Hour,” Lewis Black’s “The Prophet,” Bo Burnham’s “WORDS, WORDS, WORDS,” Dane Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” and the GRAMMY® Award-winning CD “Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance,” among others.
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