Acclaimed Late-Night Television Host PLATANITO Will Make His Crossover Debut on TV Land’s LOPEZ

Marking another milestone in his 40-year long career, Late-night television host, Platanito (whose birth name is Sergio Verduzco) is set to make his mainstream television debut on May 17 at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land’s “Lopez,” a semi-autobiographical sitcom starring renowned actor and comedian, George Lopez.

Lopez, who had already developed a friendship with Platanito and had appeared twice in his show, created a special guest role for him.

The episode sees Lopez emerge from a horrible setup and on a quest to save his reputation with Hispanics from the resulting chaos.

To do so, Manolo (Anthony “Citric” Campos) recommends for him to go on “Noches con Platanito” to save his career, since he is like the Jimmy Fallon in Spanish.

“Noches con Platanito,” which airs on weekdays on Estrella TV (Liberman Broadcasting) at 9 p.m. is the only Spanish-language late night talk show of its kind and will soon reach its 500th episode this fall.

“It’s such an honor for me to collaborate with the great George Lopez. We’ve developed a cool friendship. George has been very supportive of my show the times we’ve had him as a guest on Noches Con Platanito. Having the chance to participate in his show has been one of those great magical moments in my career,” Verduzco said.


About Platanito:
A Mexico City native with a career spanning over 30 years, Sergio Verduzco has become one of the most recognized comedians in the Spanish-speaking world with his signature clown character “Platanito” that is known for his cunning and edgy comedic style.

He created his clown persona at four years old, which began as a game that turned into a profession that has seen him utilize his innate ability to ignite laughter to enlist millions of fans of all ages. Shying away from political humor, but often employing the Mexican routine of creating humor to deal with great tragedies, his fans immediately feel connected to his jokes.

His character “Platanito” had a deliberate inception. Mexico already had a comedian named “Mecatico” and Verduzco found the name “Platanito” to be an appropriate one. It has become his golden seal that is now a purveyor of laughter.

Behind all that makeup, there is a cordial and tenacious man. He is an accomplished family man with an unrelenting passion for his craft and stage.

He became well know to television audiences via his show on the network Tele Hit, which he utilized as a platform for expressive language. Alongside his colleges Vero and Juan Frese and celebrity guests, he created an extraordinary production with musicians, lights, sounds and beautiful models.

He currently hosts the late-night television show “Estrellas con Platanito” on Estrella TV (Liberman Broadcasting). The show airs weekly at 9pm and is the only Spanish-language late night talk show of its kind and will soon reach its 500th episode this fall.

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@Thisfunktional #Contest: JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 Blu-ray

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Thisfunktional has three copies of “John Wick Charter 2” to give away to some lucky winners.

For fans of the first “John Wick” the sequel keeps up with the great action of the first one.

This action packed movie is coming soon to 4K HD, blu-ray and DVD on June 13, but three lucky winners can win it from Thisfunktional.com,

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Keanu ReevesReturns as the Legendary Assassin in the Action-Packed Thrill Ride Arriving on Digital HD May 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTMCombo Pack, and DVD on June 13 from Lionsgate

“John Wick: Chapter 2,” the highly anticipated, hard-hitting second installment in the thrilling John Wick saga, shoots its way onto Digital HD May 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand June 13 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company.

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix franchise) returns with director Chad Stahelski (John Wick) and writer Derek Kolstad (John Wick) in this globe-trotting, action-packed thriller. Reeves stars alongside an all-star cast including Bridget Moynahan (TV’s “Blue Bloods”), Ian McShane (TV’s upcoming “American Gods”), John Leguizamo (American Ultra), Common (Selma), Peter Stormare (TV’s upcoming “American Gods”) and, reuniting with Reeves for the first time since The Matrix films, Laurence Fishburne (TV’s “Hannibal”).Legendary hit man John Wick is forced out of retirement again by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild.

Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD releases feature over three hours of extensive bonus material including feature-length audio commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski, three deleted scenes, nine featurettes, the official John Wick “Kill Count” video, and the Dog Wick short.

Featurettes include “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick,” featuring the cast discussing the success of the first film; “Training John Wick,” showing Keanu Reeves and Common training with guns, cars, and hand-to-hand combat; “Wick-vizzed,” which looks at the blueprint “pre-viz” of John Wick’s action beats; “As Above, so Below: The Underworld of John Wick,” exploring the assassin’s underworld in the movie; “Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership,” delving into the long-standing relationship between Keanu Reeves and one-time stunt coordinator – and now director – Chad Stahelski; “Car Fu Ridealong,” where fans can experience a true ride-along with Keanu Reeves and the stunt driver; “Chamber Deck: Evolution of a Fight Scene,” breaking down one of the fight sequences from concept to screen; and “Wick’s Toolbox,” looking into John Wick’s bag of tricks.

The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions will also feature Dolby Atmos audio remixed specifically for the home-theater environment, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.The DVD release features audio commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski, and the featurettes “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” and “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick.” John Wick: Chapter 2 will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” Featurette
  • ‘Training John Wick” Featurette
  • “WICK-vizzed” Featurette
  • “Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership” Featurette
  • “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick” Featurette
  • “Car Fu Ridealong” Featurette
  • “Chamber Deck: Evolution of a Fight Scene” Featurette
  • “Wick’s Toolbox” Featurette
  • “Kill Count” Featurette
  • Dog Wick Short
  • Audio Commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” Featurette
  • “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski