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Abriel Iglesias has rose to the Top of the Comedy world over the past couple of years. WHY? He brings something to his audience that very few comics really ever understand, therefore they never master it. It is call AUTHENTICITY.
Prior to stand up he was a regular guy living in San Diego and working at a cell phone store. Abriel says “I’m all about showing people that I’m a little messed up, I have a lot of the same problems you have. By exposing myself and putting myself out there, people can relate to me and my act won’t grow stale. I mean, nobody wants to hear a comedian say, ‘Life is great.”
Gabriel Iglesias is the hottest comedian in America. His success speaks for itself. He currently has one of the most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world. Iglesias was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels & Jerry Steinfield.
Iglesias’ globally appealing comedy stays mostly clean and his non-controversial material appeals to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Iglesias is proof that If you are talented enough you don’t need to use vulgar lanaguage and talk about agenda drive topics.
Iglesias has also had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell-out Madison Square Garden, Staples Center and The Sydney Opera House. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 370,000,000 views and has over 14 million followers across social media.
Iglesias is slated to begin production as star and executive producer of Netflix’s upcoming multi-cam television series Mr. Iglesias. Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. This should be interesting.
He takes on teaching gifted but misfortune kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential. The series will have 10 half-hour episodes. In addition, Iglesias has signed on for 2 new comedy specials to be released on Netflix, one will be taped during his current “One Show Fits All” world tour.
On the small screen, Iglesias was a recurring guest star on the ABC sitcom Cristela and guest starred in ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family. Iglesias was also the star and creator of Fluffy’s Food Adventures, a non-scripted comedic docu-follow series, that completed a 3 season run on Fuse TV.
In addition, he hosted and starred in his hit series Stand-Up Revolution for 3 seasons on Comedy Central. Comedy Central also premiered Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy in an unprecedented two-night comedy special to over 15 million viewers. The special was a follow-up to his previous DVD specials, Hot & Fluffy and I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy, which have sold millions of copies. In 2016, Iglesias released his 6th one-hour comedy special, I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry on Netflix worldwide.
Feature film credits include co-starring roles in Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL and A Haunted House 2. His voice can also be heard in numerous animated films including the Academy Award winning Coco, Show Dogs, Ferdinand, The Star, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Norm of the North, The Book of Life, The Nut Job and Disney’s Planes. Iglesias also starred in the motion picture comedy film, The Fluffy Movie.
Comedian Fluffy Trivia
He currently owns over 30 VWs.
He has a chihuahua named Bruno.
Not related to good friend, (singer) Enrique Iglesias.
Mentioned that he loves cake once at a show, and people often bring him cake before and after shows.
Doing his stand-up comedy on tour and has a show, on Comedy Central, called Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution (2011). [November 2011]
He is of Mexican descent.
Used to work for a cell phone company before going into stand-up.
Is the first comedian to shoot a comedy special in Hawaii.
Born on the same date as Diane Kruger.
Comedian Fluffy (Abriel Iglesias)
Personal Quotes of Abriel Iglesias
I started riding the whole ‘fluffy’ train, and it’s a cute word and socially a lot more acceptable than someone saying is fat or obese. If you call a girl ‘fat,’ yo, she’ll raise hell, but if you say, ‘Aw girl, look at you, you’re fluffy,’ there’s almost a sexy appeal to it.
Believe it or not, I’ve got a really bad metabolism. One burger and I’m done. I’m not a guy that puts away 10 burgers.
I’m all about showing people that I’m a little messed up, I have a lot of the same problems you have. By exposing myself and putting myself out there, people can relate to me and my act won’t grow stale. I mean, nobody wants to hear a comedian say, ‘Life is great.’
I usually travel with a posse. I roll deep. I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery. We don’t carry guns, we carry cookies.
I found that laughter was a form of acceptance, and I really enjoyed that and I just – I crave it.
Connecting with people is not hard. I love the interaction and the feedback after shows. It does take some time, but the fans appreciate it which makes it worth it.
You wonder why I only talk about my personal life. But that’s all I’ve ever done.
You gotta live life before you can talk about it. Sometimes when things don’t work out in life, they work out on stage.
I’m a comedian who happens to be Latino. What’s the difference? The difference is, my special will air on Comedy Central, not Telemundo.
I don’t get controversial, I don’t get political and I don’t tell you what to do with your life. I just go out there and tell some stories, and people can relate.
I’m a big guy, but I’m really simple with the food. I’ll hit the In-N-Out or just the regular buffets.
When you leave, you basically want to go eat, because I talk a lot about food in my act. So when you leave, you leave hungry.
Comedians do movies and TV so that when they tour, they sell out. That’s the goal: To get popular enough so the place is packed.
I don’t have to worry about writing jokes. I just tell stories about things that have happened to me. As long as I’m alive and I’m living and I’m experiencing different things every day, the show will always change.
I was not the popular kid in school.
Comedy is my passion. I’m going to do this until I drop.
The Ford Flex is a really, really cool car. You get inside and you have so much headroom and it’s really comfortable to drive and it’s real techy inside. You look at the screen and it’s blue and you’ve got all kinds of controls. Everything is digital.
In the beginning, when I was doing my shows, I was incorporating a lot of Spanish, just trying to be a Latino comic instead of just a comic. Now I try to make the show as broad as possible… I don’t want to alienate people. I want to make it so everybody can follow along and everybody can relate.
Some comics don’t like it when people talk during the set, and it does get a little bit annoying after awhile, but I basically let people dictate what jokes I’m going to do.
I just know you can not be on top forever. There’s always going to be the next guy, and if I’m going to go down, I’d like to know I helped the next guy take my spot.
You can’t prevent the inevitable, but you can join the ship.
I learned early on, stay away from politics, stay away from religion and don’t talk about sports. Those three right there will get you in trouble.
I wanted to be a comedian, and this is what I’m doing. If I can keep this going, I’m happy.
Being on TV sucks. It’s a lot of work. You memorize scripts and then you show up and they change everything. I’m a control freak. When I’m doing stand-up, I say what I want and then I get instant feedback.
I’m always very happy to talk to people. I relate to people, and the guy on stage is very much the guy that’s off stage. People know when it’s fake.
I never go perform somewhere alone. I’ve done that since day one. I’ve always taken other comics with me.
As far as guys who perform onstage, I love Chris Rock. I’m kind of jaded on everyone else.
I get a lot of influence from pro wrestling. People are like, ‘Oh, it’s fake.’ But it’s not about whether the guy wins or loses, it’s about how he entertains you the whole time you’re watching.
I know what it’s like to have a family and not have insurance and really need it. As a comic, insurance was one of those sacrifices I made early on until I could afford it.
I almost bought a DeLorean the other day just because. If I see something that I think is cool and I like it, I’ll go for it.
I want to get so famous that I don’t have to wake up in the morning. It’ll probably never happen.