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George Lopez bringing ‘The Wall’ comedy tour to Fresno

In this Thursday, March 31, 2016 photo, comic George Lopez poses for a portrait in New York. Lopez says he plans to use his recent high-tech tiff with San Antonio as fodder for his new comedy on TV Land, which is loosely based on his life. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)
In this Thursday, March 31, 2016 photo, comic George Lopez poses for a portrait in New York. Lopez says he plans to use his recent high-tech tiff with San Antonio as fodder for his new comedy on TV Land, which is loosely based on his life. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP) Scott Gries/Invision/AP

George Lopez is bringing his “The Wall” comedy tour to Fresno’s Saroyan Theatre on May 25.

Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com.

The standup comedian, television and film star hosted “Lopez Tonight” for two seasons, a late-night TV talk show on TBS. His previous sitcom, “George Lopez,” ran for six seasons on ABC, and he recently starred in “Lopez” on TV Land.

Lopez was the voice of characters in a number of animated films, including “Rio” 1 and 2, “Escape from Planet Earth,” “The Smurfs” 1 and 2, and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” 1, 2 and 3.

His other most recent film credits include “Valentine’s Day,” “Swing Vote,” “Henry Poole Is Here,” and “Balls of Fury.” He’s been featured in three HBO specials: “The Wall,” “Tall, Dark and Chicano,” and “America’s Mexican.”

His work has received Grammy nominations in the category of Best Comedy Album. His autobiography, “Why You Crying” entered The New York Times Bestsellers List top 20 in May 2004.

George Lopez in Fresno

  • 8 p.m. (doors open at 7)
  • Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St., Fresno
  • Tickets: $45-$55 + service fees at ticketmaster.com, or 800-745-3000
  • Intended for mature audiences, at least 18 years old
Carmen George is a features and news reporter for The Fresno Bee. Her stories have been recognized with Best of the West, George F. Gruner, and McClatchy President’s awards, and nine first or second place awards from the California News Publishers Association. She has a passion for sharing people’s stories to highlight issues and promote greater understanding.
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