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Actor-Comedian George Lopez speaks at NMSU

With his famous brand of humor, George Lopez aimed to inspire young New Mexico State University students to pursue their dreams on Thursday.

“First, you have to overcome your fear of failure,” Lopez said. “There’s only failure in not trying. So, in telling my grandmother that I wanted to be a comedian, and her telling me, ‘I’m funnier than you!’ I think she was funnier than me, really.”

At one point, Lopez invited a young comic onstage named Alexander Gardea.

“I probably wouldn’t have been able to do it at his age,” Lopez told ABC-7. “I wanted to see if he had the guts to do it. It’s very difficult. And he did.”

Gardea, a beaming freshman, made sure to get the comedian’s autograph after the show.

“Honestly, it’s kind of amazing to have my comedy icon tell me that I did a good job,” Gardea told ABC-7. “To be proud of me.”

Later on Thursday, Lopez will receive the “Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Award” at a VIP reception, according to NMSU. He is known in Las Cruces for filming “Walking with Herb” last fall.

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