George Lopez

Why So Serious, George Lopez?

When TBS canceled “Lopez Tonight” in 2011, it was an unmistakable blow to its host. Comedian George Lopez had not only made history by becoming the first Latino to helm a major late-night talk show, he also was gaining creative ground by developing his interview chops and diversifying the appeal of his program.

Live review: George Lopez @ Comedy Works

The prisms through which we view entertainers always seem to determine their hue, as I learned last week with George Lopez. I'd never been a fan of the L.A.-born-and-based comic, but in the process of researching him for a Denver Post piece I gained a new respect for what he's done for other Latino entertainers, whether highlighting their lack of representation in the media or making it safe for others to follow.