THE TRUE STORY
Gabriel Iglesias is the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother in Long Beach, CA. It was during his childhood that he developed a strong sense of humor to deal with the obstacles he faced. In 1997, he set out to hone his comedic skills, and performed stand-up anywhere he could find an audience; including biker bars and hole-in-the-wall joints. Gabriel’s stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.
Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 412,000,000 views and has over 15 million fans across social media. Gabe was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. The comedian has also had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell-out Madison Square Garden in New York, Staples Center in Los Angeles and Sydney Opera House in Australia. Celebrating over 20 years in stand-up comedy, Iglesias is currently on his world tour, “Beyond the Fluffy.”
Iglesias is the star and Executive Producer of the upcoming multi-cam comedy series for Netflix Mr. Iglesias. Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit 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 and premieres June 21, 2019.
In addition to the Netflix comedy series, Iglesias will star in two stand-up comedy specials for the network. The first, titled One Show Fits All, was recently filmed in front of a sold-out audience at the Toyota Center in Houston debuted in January 2019. His third special for the network will tape sometime in 2020, both of these specials are follow-ups to his highly successful 2016 special I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry.
Feature film credits include co-starring roles in Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL and A Haunted House 2. Gabriel’s voice has been heard in many animated films, most recently STX film’s Ugly Dolls. In 2017 Iglesias voiced the role of “Head Clerk” in Pixar’s Academy Award-nominated animated film Coco. He also voiced “Rufus the Dog” in Sony’s Golden Globe-nominated animated holiday film The Star and “Cuatro” in Fox 20th Century Film’s Academy Award-nominated animated film Ferdinand. Gabriel is one of a handful of comedians with a theatrically released stand-up concert comedy film, The Fluffy Movie.
On the small screen, Fluffy’s Food Adventures, a non-scripted comedic docu-follow series completed a 3 season run on FUSE TV in 2017. Gabriel was a recurring guest star on the ABC sitcom Cristela. He guest-starred in an episode of ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family. Comedy Central aired Iglesias’ hit series Stand-Up Revolution for 3 seasons. Comedy Central also aired 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 has sold millions of copies. In late 2016, Iglesias released his 6th one-hour comedy special, I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry on Netflix worldwide. He filmed the special at the Allstate Arena in Chicago to 2 sold-out shows with a total of 20,000 fans in attendance.