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Late Night: George Lopez on his show's cancellation [Video]

August 11, 2011 |  7:32 am


It couldn't have been much fun for George Lopez to deliver his monologue Wednesday night, just hours after news broke that his TBS talk show, "Lopez Tonight,"  would not be renewed. But, as they say, the show must go on.

Lopez said the cancellation was "alright" because he already has other work lined up. "Sony announced they were doing a sequel to the Smurfs movie, so today I lost some work because I'm brown and got some work because I'm blue." No, that wasn't just a lame joke about being sad: He actually provides the voice of Grumpy Smurf in the movie.

As for further plans, Lopez said that "like every TV star before me, I'm gonna find some crack. I'm gonna get on the pipe. Lose that unwanted 110 pounds I've been wanting to lose."

Crack jokes aside, Lopez kept to a relative high road, avoiding overt criticism of TBS and hedging allegations of racism. Still, there was a slightly caustic tone to the monologue.

"We're not saying 'goodbye,' we're saying 'cable doesn't work,'" Lopez quipped. He also joked that "the next time you see a black guy and Latino guy on TV together: Ortiz-Mayweather in Las Vegas."

What do you think?


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Photo: George Lopez at the premiere of "The Smurfs." Andy Kropa / Getty Images