Lopez told "Good Day L.A." on Tuesday he would like to run for mayor in eight years.
The comedian said if actor Arnold Schwarzenegger can become California's governor, there's no reason he can't be L.A.'s mayor.
Lopez's political ambitions were a joke, however. His spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, late in the day had the punch line: Lopez was kidding.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.