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Andres Lopez was born June 25, 1971 in Bogota, Colombia and comedian, actor, considered the pioneer of stand-up comedy in his country. Lopez gained notoriety in Colombia after releasing his show called La Pelota de Letras (The Ball of Letters) which earned him a Double Diamond award from Universal Music.
Lopez's most recognized show The Ball of Letters-La Pelota de Letras consists of a subtle sociological analysis of life in Colombian families between the 1960's and the 2000's. More than 2,000,000 people attended his shows since his first appearance at the Hard Rock Cafe Bogota in the beginning of 2004. In 2005 and 2006, when he opened a concert with 44,000 guests, he was given a standing ovation after the show.
As today he has been performing more than 1500 sold out shows in Colombia and other countries, 5 tours around Colombia and more than 500 private shows for companies. Andres has performed in many cities in Colombia and internationally.
In December 2005, he launched, La Pelota de Letras on DVD in the Hard Rock Cafe Bogota under the Universal Music Colombia label .
Lopez began his international tour in July 2006 performing in the cities: Los Angeles at the Alex Theatre Panama at Teatro Balboa Quito at Teatro Nacional; Toronto at the John Bassett Theater New York at the Town Hall Miami at James L. Knight Center Greenville at the Peace Center Madrid at Teatro Gran Via and Palacio de Congresos de Madrid; Houston at Stafford Center Orlando at Osceola Performing Arts Center and Atlanta at the Center Stage Theater. An average of 1,500 people attended these shows.
On April 23, 2007 Andres launched a new DVD called Me Pido La Ventana (I have the Window!,as he translates it). On the same day Andres Lopez was presented with a Double Diamond DVD from Universal Music Group.
From May to June 2007 Andres performed in Spain, the biggest Latin comedy tour after the famous Les Luthiers.
On September 2007 Andres toured USA with Me Pido la Ventana: Orlando, FL at Bob Carr Performing Art Center Queens, NY at Colden Auditorium Queens College; Elizabeth, NJ at The Ritz Theatre and Performing Arts Center; Atlanta, GA at Center Stage Houston, TX at Stafford Center Theatre and in Boston, MA at The Symphony Hall where he performed "La Pelota de Letras".
Since the end of 2007, Andres is part of the agency William Morris.In January 19, 2008 for the first time a Colombian, Andres Lopez, performed on South Beach Comedy Festival sponsored by IMPROV, Comedy Central, The Miami Herald and others, at The Fillmore, The Jackie Gleason Theatre 7:30pm, Jan 16-19 2008
Andres performed with other comedians like Kathy Griffin, nominated to the Emmy Awards and famous for been the cast on the show Suddenly Susan, Brooke Shields. Other Comedians: Dave Attell, Jeff Dunham, Jeffrey Ross, Katt Williams, Kristina Wong, Lous C.K., Ralphie May and Stephen Lynch.
On January 2008 Andres toured Spain with Me Pido la Ventana, the cities were: Madrid, Barcelona, Pamplona, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca
At the end of 2007 and 2008 AndrÃ©s toured Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela as a Soldier of the Happines he decided to show the brotherhood between the people of those countries. The shows he has been performing are La Pelota de Letras, the conference "The Way to Happiness" and he has been part of the "Festival for a Better World"
In 2008 Andres has been performing also in San Jose, Costa Rica and Toronto, Montreal and London, Canada.
On December 2008 for the first time Andres is going to perform in Mexico City at Lunario.
25, November 2008, The Second Commission of the Senate of the Republic of Colombia presented Andres Lopez with the Order of Merit to the Democracy in the Degree of Great Gentlemen.
On October 16, 2008 Andres Lopez was part of the host at the MTV Latin American Awards 2008. Premios MTV Latinoamerica which took place in Guadalajara, Mexico.
In 2005 he won the "HOLA" Award for the "Outstanding Solo Performance" after his sold out shows in New York and Miami
On March 2 of 2006 Andres Lopez was presented with a Diamond DVD from Universal Music Group. Attending this celebration was singer Wilfrido Vargas. By the end of 2006 Lopez had sold more than 100,000 DVDs, and the Ball of Letters is now the best selling DVD in Colombia.
On April 23, 2007 Andres Lopez was presented with a Double Diamond DVD from Universal Music Group for La Pelota de Letras DVD.
On July 2007 Andres was presented with another Diamond DVD from Universal Music Group.Andres Lopez sold more than 70,000 DVDs of "Me Pido la Ventana", his second DVD, since its launching on April 2007.
December 5,2006 was presented with the Premio Orquidea USA for best international talent 2006.
On January 1,.2008 Andres was presented with the award "The 10 people of the culture" by El Tiempo Newspaper and the Ministry of Culture
On November 2008, The Second Commission of the Senate of the Republic of Colombia presented Andres Lopez with the Order of Merit to the Democracy in the Degree of Great Gentlemen.
Other awards: "ON Award to the Creative Mind" by Universidad Autonoma de Occidente, Cali Colombia. Recognitions by Casa Militar de la Presidencia de la RepÃºblica de Colombia, Ministerio de Defensa Nacional de Colombia, ejercito Nacional, Base Aerea Palanquero, DirecciÃ³n de ProtecciÃ³n y Servicios Especiales de la Policia Nacional de Colombia, Escuela Naval de Suboficiales de Barranquilla, Cuarta Brigada de MedellÃn, Central de Inteligencia Militar, Comando Apoyo LogÃstico de la InfanterÃa de Marina.
According to Revista Semana, Lopez is one of the 40 Most Influential People in Colombia under 40.
The most important newspaper in Colombia, El Tiempo, has also described his show The Ball of Letters-La Pelota de Letras as:
"The performance portrays the customs of recent generations of Colombians, which is better than any sociology study".
On December 2007, El Tiempo and the Ministry of Culture gave an award to the 10 most important artist of the last 10 years, Andres was ranked fifth.