George Lopez Speaks About Show Cancellation, Still Has Jokes

Movies & TV

GangStarr Girl / August 11, 2011

George Lopez’s TBS late night talk show Lopez Tonight was cancelled but the comedian is taking it in stride. During his opening monologue last night he turned the bad news into a comedic routine.

“So hey! Did you guys see the news?” he asked. “Unemployment is at an all-time high and for Latinos it just got a little higher.”

But George is trying to stay positive.

“I did get some good news this morning though. Sony announced they were doing a sequel to The Smurfs movie,” George said while wiping his brow. “So today I lost some work because I’m brown, but also I got some work because I’m blue.”

OK! Magazine caught up with the comedian to see what he was working on and a jokey Lopez still had people laughin.

“And really almost like every TV star who loses his job. Now what am I going to do, everybody asks. What am I going to do now? Like every TV star before I’m going to find some crack,” he joked. “I’m going to get on the pipe. Lose that unwanted 110 pounds I’ve been trying to lose.”

All jokes aside, he added that this really won’t be the last we see of him but the lesson he learned in this is that cable isn’t always the best place for a late night show. It works for small few but he just didn’t have that fortune.