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Comedian George Lopez makes UC Merced students laugh

Sun-Star staff reports

Comedian George Lopez performs at Merced Theatre on Wednesday during a show for UC Merced students put on by the university’s Campus Activities Board. The theater was packed with students.
Comedian George Lopez performs at Merced Theatre on Wednesday during a show for UC Merced students put on by the university’s Campus Activities Board. The theater was packed with students. tmiller@mercedsunstar.com

Comedian George Lopez performed Wednesday in front of a full Merced Theatre during a show for UC Merced students.

The university’s Campus Activities Board, or CAB, organized the show, which was the fifth installment of the CABsterical Comedy Jam, exclusively for students.

Lopez kept the room of young people laughing, as he compared his upbringing to the modern selfie culture and measured the differences between Latino and white culture.

The comedian, who is originally from the Los Angeles area, is known for his hit sitcom “George Lopez,” which ran for six seasons on ABC. It still makes the rounds in syndication.

The night’s opening act was comedian Bryan Kellen, who has appeared on Lopez’s now-defunct late night talk show on TBS, “Lopez Tonight.”

Students chuckled as Kellen acted out his poor dance decisions, and failures when speaking to women and attempting to look tough.

Past UC Merced comedy shows have brought acts like Steve-O, Rob Schneider and Dat Phan, of “Jackass,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Last Comic Standing” fame, respectively.

The event also included several giveaways for students in the room.

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