Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't laughing at George Lopez's new one-man show on HBO in which the comedian blasts the Maricopa County lawman for his position on immigration and his "birther" stance.
In fact, Arpaio is daring the comedian, via the media, to stop hiding behind the mike and "meet me face to face."
The controversial sheriff said he and his wife were flipping through the channels Saturday night when they paused to linger on Lopez's show, "George: It's Not Me, It's You." Arpaio said he was shocked at the potty-mouthed language coming from the comedian and switched to another channel without realizing the diatribe was aimed at him.
An Arizona reporter helpfully filled Arpaio in on the details. The sheriff's response?
A dare for Lopez: "Get some guts. Come down here, and meet me face to face," Arpaio told ABC15 in Arizona. "Let's see how you act then."