George Lopez Jokes About Show's Cancellation

George Lopez opened his penultimate show last night with jokes about its cancellation, which happened earlier in the day. “In case you did not see the news on unemployment, it’s at an all-time high. And for Latinos, it just got a little higher,” he said. “Big news: Sony just announced they’re doing a sequel to the Smurfs movie, so today I lost some work because I’m brown, but I got some work because I’m blue.” He evoked the image of another actor who recently lost his TV job, Charlie Sheen. “I’m taking it good, I’m fine, but my goddesses are a wreck … they left me. And I’m losing teeth.” Lopez also referenced the fact that there are no more minority comedians hosting late-night shows with his and Mo’nique’s canceled within a week. “The next time you see a black and Latino guy together on TV, it is (boxers) Ortiz and Mayweather in Las Vegas. In the end, “we’re not saying goodbye, we’re just saying cable doesn’t work,” he said. Here is video of his opening monologue: (more…)

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