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Comedian George Lopez brings his stand-up routine to Fairfield

June 22, 2017 GMT

FAIRFIELD – George Lopez, a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy and late-night television, brings his stand-up comedy to the Sondheim Theater, Wednesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. This special event – “George Lopez Live” - is coming to Fairfield as Lopez is working on new material for his upcoming HBO Special.

For two seasons, Lopez hosted the TBS late night talk show Lopez Tonight, which represented his return to series television after his groundbreaking hit sitcom “George Lopez,” which ran for six seasons on ABC.

Lopez is currently on his stand-up comedy tour, “The Comedy Get Down” with Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer in arenas across the country. Lopez is also starring in his new comedy series, “Lopez,” on TV Land.

Most recently, George produced and starred in the Lionsgate inspirational drama, Spare Parts, as well as the FX comedy series Saint George. He released his second memoir and debuted his third solo stand-up special, It’s Not Me, It’s You, on HBO. Lopez also voiced animated characters in a string of animated blockbuster films including Rafael in Rio and Rio 2, Thurman in Escape from Planet Earth, Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs, and The Beverly Hills Chihuahua. His other most recent film credits include the box-office hit Valentine’s Day, Swing Vote, Henry Poole Is Here and Balls of Fury.

Lopez has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry. His stand-up albums have received raving reviews, earning him three Grammy nominations for “Best Comedy Album.” George’s autobiography entitled “Why You Crying?” entered The New York Times Bestsellers Top 20 list. 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.”

There will be a strict enforcement of no cell phone cameras and recording devices. This performance may contain adult language and/or situations that may be offensive.

Reserved tickets for George Lopez Live are $43 and available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office, (641)-472-2787 and online www.FairfieldACC.com.

“George Lopez Live” is the third comedy show in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Summer Comedy at the Sondheim Series. Brian Hicks, Winner of Comedy 10k over 72 comics and headlined 4 nights at Funny Bone Des Moines is Thursday, June 15 and Drew Hastings, comedian, farmer and mayor and iconic guest on Bob & Tom Radio Show and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is Friday, July 7. Tickets to Brian Hicks are $12 and tickets to Drew Hastings are $21 and available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office, 641-472-2787 and online www.FairfieldACC.com.