COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You Review

Updated: 01/11/2013 11:46 AM KSTP.com By: Hannah Anderson

I really enjoy going to comedy clubs and watching stand-up comedians a lot. I don’t know what it is about it that I enjoy the most. It could be the atmosphere, the people I am with, or the comedian and all of their jokes.

I also watch a lot of comedians on television when I am not going to out to a club in person. So when I received a review copy of HBO Home Entertainment’s “George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You” on DVD, I was pretty eager to watch it. I have not seen George Lopez do stand-up comedy before because he has not done very many specials. This is actually his third special he has done and it is very entertaining and funny.

George Lopez has been doing stand-up comedy for many years and he is the first Mexican-American to star in his own self-titled sitcom and also his own talk show. George Lopez has also hosted the Latin Emmy Awards twice and has also been in several feature films.

“George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You” is a new comedy special that was filmed at the Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE. In this special he talks about several topics that include, dating and marriage, Latino work ethics, drugs, parenting, and trick or treating. He also has a very funny story about his trip to the White House and meeting Barack and Michelle Obama.

I thought that George was hilarious and his jokes are very well written. I laughed through the whole 56 minutes of his show. One thing that I picked up on right away was that the audience never stopped laughing. From the minute George walked on stage to the end of the special, you could hear the audience laughing the whole time.

There were a few times in the show where George spoke Spanish and I didn’t understand what he was talking about. I don’t speak Spanish and I missed some of the jokes.

The DVD is rated TV-MA because there is a lot of strong language used and the topics are for mature audiences.

There is also a special feature on the DVD that’s called “The Road to It’s Not Me, It’s You.” This is a short documentary that shows some of the behind the scenes footage of George Lopez getting ready for his comedy special.

The feature has interviews with George, his manager, and his opening comedian. I thought that this was also very entertaining and interested, because you get to learn more about George and what it’s like to travel as a comedian.

Overall, I thought that HBO Home Entertainment’s “George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You” was a very entertaining DVD. George was hilarious and I thought that the running time of the special was just right. It wasn’t too long and it kept my interest through the entire special. If you want to sit back and have a good laugh, you should definitely check out this DVD.

Aaron Chalich is a columnist for KSTP.com blogging about the latest entertainment news.