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George Lopez talks about getting old in Houston: Life lessons from a funny man

To think that George Lopez — the funny man who penned jokes like, "Barack Obama may be black, but John McCain is the first albino presidential candidate: he's completely see-through" — has a serious side is inconceivable to those who know the comedian from his stand up routines and his TV series.

But to think that he doesn't is just silly.

When Lopez stopped over in Houston sign copies of his released tome, I'm Not Gonna Lie: And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50, he showed a different side of his personality, one that's seasoned with the triumphs and challenges that come with being a high-profile entertainer.

Looking back at what he's learned, Lopez dishes recommendations for joining the fifth decade club. His sage advice? Take control of your health, eat right, work out regularly and live in the moment.

And whatever you do, never forget to enjoy yourself.

Check out Houston Style Magazine's video interview, hosted by reporters Samantha Vallejo and Manuela Gomez at Brazos Bookstore, in which Lopez chats about the ground rules that have helped him stay on track for so many years.

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