Cruise Comedy Not For Curmudgeons!

On the weekend, we had friends visiting us right after they spent a few nights in Las Vegas — a few nights in Vegas is usually enough for anybody — and they told us about a comedian they’d gone to see. Las Vegas is, of course, filled with comedians. Some of them are even funny.

Apparently, Gordie Brown was. Or is.

We told our friends that we’re not really into comedy, so don’t expect us to be jumping up and down (or even laughing) because another comedian, George Lopez, is expanding his George Lopezrole with Carnival. it seems that George has gone incognito on three Carnival cruises, posing as a sushi chef, a line worker at Guy’s Burger Joint, a burrito maker at BlueIguana, helping people on a “suspended ropes” course, leading the Seuss-a-Palooza Parade and pouring drinks at one of the bars.

All the while, Lopez was interacting with passengers. Some of it will show up on AOL in a series of (at least) six episodes of Laughs on Deck. This new “branded” series is available on AOL or at www.on.aol.com/laughsondeck.

“Getting to do it in such an inventive way was a blast,” he said.

This is all about providing AOL with digital content while promoting Carnival ships and enhancing the popularity of George Lopez, while using unsuspecting passengers as foils. It’s a great — perhaps even brilliant — idea for AOL and Carnival and most of the passengers are probably thrilled at getting to enjoy their 15 minutes (or seconds) of fame by being part of a video production.

Curmudgeons like us are not.

And that’s why we’re not into comedy!

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Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas
5 nights
November 17, 2014
Tampa (return): George Town, Cozumel
Inside: $179
Cost per day: $35
www.royalcaribbean.com

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