First stand-up on The Arsenio Hall Show revival: George Lopez

George Lopez’s big break as a stand-up comedian came two decades ago, performing on the original version of The Arsenio Hall Show. As Magic Johnson said, reading Arsenio’s cue cards during the Sept. 11, 2013, episode, Lopez appeared 16 times on the “old” younger version of Arsenio.

Hall did Lopez another favor by appearing on an early episode of Lopez Tonight on TBS. And now, Lopez has repaid both favors, becoming the first stand-up to perform on the new Arsenio.

You dig, dawg?

This stand-up set has Lopez advocating for further mixing of races for multi-racial generations of African-Americans and Latinos. No matter your opinion on that, here’s something else you certainly hardly ever see on a TV show — the audience stood for Lopez’s entire performance.

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