NY Post: Comic Gabriel Iglesias goes from stand-up to sitcom

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Comic Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, who’ll be in New York City this weekend, has added “series star” to his decades-long resume.

Iglesias, currently shooting his upcoming Netflix sitcom, “Mr. Iglesias,” performs Saturday and Sunday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Beacon Theatre, respectively, as part of the 2018 New York Comedy Festival. The 42-year-old comic spoke to The Post about his standup act, his new series and his social media footprint (he personally runs his popular TwitterInstagram and Facebook accounts)

Tell me about “Mr. Iglesias.” Is getting your own TV series the end game?

I’m playing a history teacher in the city of Long Beach, [California], and the school I’m teaching at [Woodrow Wilson High School] is my real high school. A lot of times you gotta do the Hollywood “fake high school,” but we got permission to use the real name, logos and colors [of the school] so I thought that was a really nice touch. We’re at the halfway point now and filming until Dec. 20. All the kids on the show are students in jeopardy of being counseled out [of school], and I’m fighting for them because they’re all good kids…Read More

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    I really love your show. I also really love your Netflix special. You make me happy. My 18 year old daughter also loves you, says you are the funniest man in the world. You have a way of cheering me up when I’m down, and I love your stories about your son, Frank. I am a very happy “Fluffy Fan” because I was able to get a pop. I also tried to put other stuff in my cart, but every time I tried, my connection crashed. I’m not on social media, although my daughter is, but if you get this I just wanted to thank you for being you. I hope Netflix gives the show a second season. I’ve watched season one twice. Thank you. 🙂 Sincerely, Sara J

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