Press release from HBO, July 24, 2017:
An HBO favorite returns this summer for his fourth live solo stand-up special on the network when GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. debuts SATURDAY, AUG. 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT). The exclusive special features Lopez performing all-new material before a live audience at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., his first time headlining the venue.
The special will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals.
One of the country’s top stand-up comics, Lopez’s varied list of HBO credits includes 2015’s “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” 2009’s Grammy(R)-nominated “Tall, Dark & Chicano,” which was the highest rated stand-up special on the network in five years, and “America’s Mexican,” his first live HBO special. He also performed on “Comic Relief(TM) 2006,” appeared in the HBO Films presentation “Real Women Have Curves,” appeared as a guest commentator on HBO Sports’ “Inside the NFL” and performed on 2009’s “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.”
He stars in and produces the current comedy series “Lopez,” which has just completed its second season and has been nominated for two 2017 Imagen Awards, in the categories Best Primetime Television Program – Comedy and Best Actor – Television. Lopez is currently one of the stars on the stand-up comedy tour The Comedy Get Down, alongside D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin and Cedric the Entertainer.
For two seasons he hosted “Lopez Tonight,” a late-night talk show, which represented his return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in the groundbreaking hit sitcom “George Lopez,” which ran for six seasons. He also twice hosted the Latin Emmy(R) Awards, co-hosted the Emmy(R) Awards and released the Grammy-nominated albums “Team Leader” and “El Mas Chignon.” Lopez has written the autobiographical books “Why Are You Crying?” and “I’m Not Gonna Lie And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50.”
In 2015, Lopez was seen in the drama “Spare Parts,” which he also produced. He also appeared in feature films such as “Valentine’s Day,” “Swing Vote, “The Spy Next Door,” “Mr. Troop Mom,” “Balls of Fury,” the “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” franchise, “Marmaduke,” “Rio,” “The Smurfs” and “Escape from Planet Earth.”
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 recognized Lopez as one of “The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America” and TV Guide named him 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: THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. is executive produced and directed by Troy Miller; George Lopez and Michael Rotenberg also serve as executive producers; written by George Lopez; produced by Dakota Pictures.