Fondly known as “Fluffy”, Gabriel Iglesias is one of the most successful stand-up comedians in the US. Presenting a blend of parodies, storytelling and sound effects, this San Diego star has been selling out Gabriel Iglesias tickets across the country as well as internationally. Treating the fans to an ingenious and animated humor, Gabriel Iglesias implements both observational and personal comedic style.
Besides his incredible stage presence, Gabriel Iglesias is also a prominent face on television and in movies. In 2014, he released his own standup movie titled “The Fluffy Movie”. The Hot and Fluffy comedian has had many of his specials air on the Comedy Central network.
Early Life and Influences
Some of the most renowned comedians revealed that they were called the “class clown” in school, and Gabriel Iglesias’s story is no different. An all-around witty guy, he would entertain his friends with his sharp humor and natural comedic flair.
One of six children, Gabriel’s family was financially tight and after he graduated from high school his parents urged him to get a steady job. With his heart set on standup comedy, he performed in clubs at night and during the day worked in a cellular company. Gabriel Iglesias finally decided to pursue his passion full time and embarked on a stellar journey in the world of comedy.
It was a slow start for Fluffy and there was a time when he was even evicted from his house and his car was taken away from him. With time and perseverance he gained his footing in the industry, eventually finding hard-earned fame and success.
Very early in his life Gabriel Iglesias was influenced by the legendary comedians such as Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy and Paul Rodriguez. Looking up to their work, he was adamant in following their footsteps and making a name for himself in the American comedy scene.
His nice guy persona and signature Hawaiian shirts finally got noticed and Gabriel Iglesias landed his first break in 2000. A sketch comedy series on Nickelodeon titled “All That” roped him along with Nick Cannon and Amanda Bynes. It earned him more opportunities, including a half-hour special on Comedy Central.
By 2003, Gabriel Iglesias had become a popular name in the comedy scene and more and more people were looking forward to his Fluffy humor. His ability to use his voice for sound effects brought him roles for animated movies as a voice actor. Iglesias lent his voice to many hit films including “Planes”, “The Nut Job”, “Norm of the North” and “Smurfs: The Lost Village”.
His 2007 comedy special “Hot and Fluffy” became a huge hit. It especially became famous for the catchphrase “I’m not fat, I’m fluffy”, prompting another special in 2009 of the same name. From 2011 till 2014, “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution” became a popular show on Comedy Central that featured Iglesias along with other comedians. Called a comedy genius, Gabriel Iglesias was praised for his efforts and the comedy series even earned a ALMA Award nomination.
Gabriel Iglesias Comedic Style
From obesity, impersonation to racism, Gabriel Iglesias talks about it all in his standup shows. Charging into a room with his flamboyant shirts and personality, he warns the crowd beforehand that he’ll be pushing boundaries but they don’t care. They just want Fluffy to create his magic on stage, which he does with his firebrand humor and fast-paced style.
Gabriel Iglesias Tour Tickets
Celebrating more than 20 years in the comedy world, the star comedian has announced a huge “FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy”. The schedule includes 52 dates in which Gabriel Iglesias will perform at multiple cities and venues. Gabriel Iglesias tour tickets are in great demand as the fans don’t want to miss the opportunity of seeing the hilarious man live.