AN HBO FAVORITE RETURNS TO THE NETWORK FOR HIS THIRD LIVE STAND-UP SPECIAL WHEN "GEORGE LOPEZ: IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU" DEBUTS JULY 14
NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 - An HBO favorite returns this summer for his third live solo stand-up special on the network when GEORGE LOPEZ: IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU debuts SATURDAY, JULY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT). Presented from the famed Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE, which he has previously sold out 24 times (a record for the venue), the all-new special features Lopez in performance before a live audience.
Lopez' varied list of HBO credits includes 2009's "Tall, Dark & Chicano," which was the highest rated stand-up special on the network in five years, "America's Mexican," his first live HBO special, "Comic Relief(TM) 2006," the HBO Films presentation "Real Women Have Curves" and serving as guest commentator on HBO Sports' "Inside the NFL." He has also appeared on 2009's "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial."
One of the country's most popular stand-up comics, the Los Angeles native also starred in his own self-titled hit sitcom and talk show. His other credits include hosting the Latin Emmy(R) Awards twice, co-hosting the Emmy(R) Awards, the Grammy-nominated CDs "Team Leader" and "El Mas Chignon," the best-selling autobiography "Why You Crying?" and such feature films as "The Spy Next Door," "Mr. Troop Mom," "Balls of Fury," "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," "Marmaduke," "Rio" and "The Smurfs." Lopez was also tapped recently to host the provocative broadcast network dating series "Take Me Out," which will premiere this June.
Lopez has received numerous honors for his talents and charitable endeavors, including the 2004 Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award from Harvard University. That same year, he was honored with the Spirit of Liberty Award by People for the American Way. In 2005, Time magazine recognized Lopez as one of "The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America" and TV Guide named him as one of the "Top 50 Greatest Television Dads of All Time." In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
GEORGE LOPEZ: IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU will be produced and directed by Troy Miller, who served as an executive producer and director on the HBO series "Flight of the Conchords" and "Bored to Death."