• Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes set to headline Gilda’s LaughFest

    Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes and Bo Burnham are just a few of the headliners that will descend on Grand Rapids between March 5-15, 2015 for the fifth annual Gilda’s LaughFest, organizers announced this morning. Other comedians set to perform are Pete Holmes (who’ll perform two stand-up shows and record a live podcast), Whose Line is it Anyway stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, Brian Posehn, Lavell Crawford, Billy

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    FX greenlights new George Lopez comedy series: 100 episodes a distinct possibility

    Further proving their dedication to developing comedies, FX has announced a potentially massive deal with comedian George Lopez to star in and executive produce his first television series since the six-season run of ABC’s George Lopez – now in syndication – came to an end in 2002. The half-hour series, titled Saint George, will revolve around a recently divorced entrepreneur father (Lopez, naturally) who’s attempting to balance his work with

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    First trailer for Smurfs 2 with Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria is here (Video)

    You wouldn’t guess it from watching the mostly shlocky trailer below, but Smurfs 2 — in theaters July 31, 2013 — is cast full of well-respected comedy types: Fred Armisen is the voice of Brainy, Jonathan Winters voices Papa Smurf and George Lopez plays Grouchy. As for the live action players: Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Christina Ricci and Hank Azaria (as Gargamel) round out the cast. Oh, and Katy

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    Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

    Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day, wherein all Americans are encouraged to register to vote (if they haven’t already; you can’t register twice, you guys), a huge list

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    LGBT group demands apology from George Lopez, Arizona sheriff also angry about jokes (Video)

    On George Lopez’ newest special It’s Not Me, It’s You, which debuted live on HBO this past weekend, Lopez warns: “I’m gonna talk a lot of shit today.” And talk shit he did. And as a result, the veteran comedian upset some members of the LGBT community after a questionable choice of words. Also not happy post-performance is Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Lopez goes off on a two-minute tirade against

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    New George Lopez special ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ premieres live on July 14 (Videos)

    George Lopez is returning to HBO with It’s Not Me, It’s You, his third live stand-up special on the network. The new set, filmed at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles (which Lopez has sold-out a record-breaking 24 times) features the comic, author and former late-night host addressing the state of Latinos in the United States, marriage, parenting, the woes of aging, generational gaps and his visit to the White

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    Will you be tuning into the new George Lopez dating show on Fox?

    After the cancellation of his late-night chat show Lopez Tonight on TBS, comedian George Lopez is scheduled to make his return to the small screen– this time, as the host of a new dating show on Fox called Take Me Out. The game show is based on the Australian show Taken Out, where an eligible bachelor is introduced to 30 single ladies. The game consists of four rounds in front

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    Would you welcome a George Lopez return to television?

    Two months ago, after TBS cancelled his late night talk show, George Lopez joked, “The unemployment rate is high, and for Latinos, it just got a little higher.” But Lopez has no plans of staying in that demographic though, seeing as he’s announced his partnership with Carnival cruise lines a few weeks ago and now he’s vowing to return to television. Lopez says he’s creating a new family-oriented comedy in

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    Can George Lopez save the reputation of cruise ship comedy acts?

    Cruise ships are where stand-up comedy goes to die. Usually. The comics that work the floating laugh venues are condescendingly referred to as ‘boat acts’ for their pandering or more hack style that’s necessary to appeal to the general vacationing public. But cruise industry giant Carnival is hoping to change that stigma. They hired George Lopez as their new Director of Comedy. Yes. That’s a real title. “We do comedy,”

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    When “Lopez Tonight” got axed, so did comedian Auggie Smith’s big break

    “I was supposed to be famous tonight.” Those were the words of comedian Auggie Smith, while performing at Comedy Palace, an independent comedy show ran in the upstairs room of Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles. That very night, Smith was slated to perform on Lopez Tonight as his late night television debut, but as TBS brought down the axe the day before, Auggie was bumped from the show. As the

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    TBS cancels “Lopez Tonight;” last episode is Thursday

    In a classic case of just-not-good-enough ratings, TBS has decided to cancel comedian George Lopez’s late-night chat show Lopez Tonight. And the network isn’t wasting any time getting it off the air. Tomorrow night will be the show’s last airing. Although it seems clear, there’s no politics or personalty conflicts at play. “TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight,” a spokesperson for

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    Watch Don Cheadle promote his testicle-pampering resort, Sacks West

    Don Cheadle has had a very, very distinguished film career, but even an Oscar nomination for Hotel Rwanda pales in comparison to his latest production. Coming from the depths of Funny or Die is a new promotional video for a resort and spa called Sacks West, a beautiful getaway for anyone who needs to relax. And, apparently, relaxation for dudes involves attention to their balls. If you’re not convinced –-

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    PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

    Mary Tyler Moore is set to host a PBS tribute to The Ed Sullivan Show entitled Ed Sullivan’s Comedy Legends. The retrospective airs on Aug. 6 and will feature Ed Sullivan veterans such as Carol Burnett, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Anne Meara, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers and Jerry Stiller. The show will also feature next generation comedians like Joy Behar, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Lisa Lampanelli, Richard Lewis, George Lopez,

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    Doug Benson, George Lopez, Dana Gould take part in “Tweet The Joke”

    Doug Benson

    Aside from being an outlet for inane and narcissistic status updates, Twitter is a first-class outlet for stand-up comedians, whether they’re making punchy jokes or interacting with their fans. Our friends at the Improv have somewhat recently launched “Tweet The Joke,” takes that quality one step further, and adds the possibility of free stuff for everyone. Here’s how it works: a comedian — this

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    Would you vote George Lopez for mayor?

    This morning, hugely popular comedian and talk show host George Lopez told Good Day LA that he was planning on running for mayor of the city in eight years. He said it pretty seriously. So seriously, in fact, that we thought we’d take it kind of seriously. He explains his reasoning in the video below. You can be the judge as to whether he was for real or just looking

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