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Old 02-22-2017, 08:37 PM
 
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What a nasty piece of work, was he ever funny?

Sure she flipped him off but his explosive response seems to indicate a bigger problem.

http://fansided.com/2017/02/08/georg...ogle-newsstand

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One audience member, a black woman, took exception to this joke and flipped George Lopez the middle finger. That caused the “funnyman” to lose his cool completely: forgetting that heckling is a natural part of live comedy — even George Carlin was heckled, and he was actually funny and intelligent — he proceeded to curse her out before calling for security to have her escorted out.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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No, he was never funny.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:41 PM
 
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The older he gets the less funny he is.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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A bit much given it wasn't even a verbal heckling. Some comedians have responded to aggressive hecklers by making them a part of the show, often turning the tables in them without an outburst. George Carlin and Zack Galafanakis have done this well.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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IDK, a bit of an overreaction on his part, but like he said it's a comedy show. I think he should have just dealt with her like every comedian does with hecklers.

He's said stuff about white people that was a bit much, but I get he's just doing a show. I don't think he's necessarily a bigot or racist in the larger general sense.

Him acknowledging that in the Latino community that there's a bias toward not bring black people home isn't necessarily saying that he thinks it's right or a good thing.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Who in the world is George Lopez?

Okay, looked up his picture and I have to say, who in the world is George Lopez?

Which may prove the current point in that if one is a performer and people don't know him for what he does, maybe this is the way for him to be "better well known".
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Who in the world is George Lopez?

Okay, looked up his picture and I have to say, who in the world is George Lopez?

Which may prove the current point in that if one is a performer and people don't know him for what he does, maybe this is the way for him to be "better well known".
Actually, I would say he's pretty famous. He's been around for years. He's had several comedy specials, two sitcoms, a talk show, etc.

His act is heavily racially-based, and a lot of it is about making fun of his own family/culture. He didn't have it easy growing up, and I've always thought there seems to be some bitterness behind his jokes -- especially toward whites, and probably from having to deal with racism during his life -- but I'm sure that's true with most, if not all, comics. Not sure what was going on here, in this clip.

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Him acknowledging that in the Latino community that there's a bias toward not bring black people home isn't necessarily saying that he thinks it's right or a good thing.
I agree, I don't think that was how he was saying it. This issue comes up in lots of acts where the comic is talking about how their race deals with other races.

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Old 02-25-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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George Lopez is a racist jerk.
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:02 AM
 
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He is famous enough but definitely not someone I enjoy or find particularly funny.

That said, the article was written by a female bashing a comedian for getting upset and bashing a female heckler. I am certain she wasn't a biased feminist cyber journo.

People are forgetting, never ever heckle a stand-up comedian, you will lose. It is like arguing with a police officer, no good will come out of it regardless of what you think about the other party's words.
As a member of the audience, you have to **** and listen. If you don't enjoy the show or what is being said offends you, get up and leave as George was telling her in his pissed of way.

I have seen many many many popular stand-up comedians lose their cool and totally bash and cuss the heckler. It is almost always a female, a drunk one too (shocker!).

Go to YouTube and search for hecklers and see some of the most popular (older and more recent) comedians tear of new one to the heckler. Here is a good one where a drunk b getting destroyed by Joe Rogan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU_3b2_33vI

I totally understand why the comedians would get so upset, especially when they persist on heckling and interrupting the show. A heckling is another form of trolling/bullying and they need to be put in their place, as hard as possible.
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:33 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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He is famous enough but definitely not someone I enjoy or find particularly funny.
I actually think he's pretty funny, but some of his comments started to irritate me and turn me off. Not sure if I'll watch any more of him.

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As a member of the audience, you have to **** and listen. If you don't enjoy the show or what is being said offends you, get up and leave as George was telling her in his pissed of way.

I totally understand why the comedians would get so upset, especially when they persist on heckling and interrupting the show. A heckling is another form of trolling/bullying and they need to be put in their place, as hard as possible.
I agree with you about just leaving if you don't like it. Not only are you interrupting them during their act, but you're also ruining it for the audience members (or maybe not, lol) who paid good money to see the show.
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