Carnival partners with comedian George Lopez

Carnival Cruise Lines has teamed up with comedian and TV personality George Lopez who will become the cruise line’s creative director for comedy as Carnival introduces the Punchliner Comedy Clubs Presented by George Lopez. The comedian will become the cruise line’s “curator of comedy,”acting as a consultant on the vetting and hiring of comedic talent for the line’s existing fleet-wide comedy clubs. Lopez will play an active role in the securing of top up-and-coming comedic talent, utilizing his vast resources within the North American comedy scene. Through the partnership, Carnival ships will feature a Lopez comedy routine shown on in-cabin televisions and pre-recorded introductions by Lopez at comedy club shows, as well as a new Punchliner Comedy Brunch that will be offered on sea days. Lopez will also partner with the line on a comedy-themed consumer contest in 2012. (