Gabriel J. Iglesias, professionally known as Gabriel Iglesias, is an American comedian known in the name ‘Fluffy’. Aside from being a comedian, he is also an actor, producer, writer and voice actor. Gabriel Iglesias is widely known for his shows – I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy as well as Hot & Fluffy. Gabriel’s way of performing is distinctive with him employing storytelling and using effective voices in his act.
Most often, his jokes pertain to his weight and his Hispanic heritage. He is recognized with his trademark Hawaiian shirts. Before Gabriel Iglesias rose to fame and went to comedy, he worked in Los Angeles for a cell phone company. He has also appeared on an episode of the comedy show
I actually drove Gabriel around Honolulu when I was working for a Hawaii limousine company when he performed for his “Aloha Fluffy” show.
Before Gabriel Iglesias rose to fame and went to comedy, he worked in Los Angeles for a cell phone company. He has also appeared on an episode of the comedy show All That. Hector Saldaña of the San Antonio Express-New once called Gabriel Iglesias a “comedy genius”.
Gabriel Iglesias was born in San Diego, California as the youngest of six children with a single mother. Born in Mexican heritage, Gabriel and his family lived in the Section 8 housing in Long Beach, California. During his childhood, Gabriel has already developed a great sense of humor having had to deal with the obstacles in life young as he is.
It was in 2007 when he finally set out to sharpen his skills in comedic routine performing just about anywhere there is an audience. Gabriel Iglesias became famous to fans of all ages and race with his distinctive and lively style with the mixture of parodies, storytelling, voice effects and the unique characters. The fans love the way that his unique comedy style brings about personal experiences to life.
Before going full-time in comedy, Gabriel worked in a cell phone company while doing comedy acts which proved to be really difficult. His family urged that he remain in his original job for financial security, but it was 1997 when he did comedy full time. Even with the difficulties before he had a deal, he persisted in comedy. His performances often refer to his weight and the catchphrase “Oh, I’m not fat, I’m fluffy” is popular in his acts.
In 2009 and 2010, Gabriel was headlined at the Amman Jordan Comedy Festival. Additionally, he’s had sold out concerts in countries worldwide including Australia, U.K., Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Europe. Recently, Gabriel had also performed in the Madison Square Garden which continued to a tour in the US and will be hitting countries like Finland and Iceland, plus other European countries. As of today, he is recognized as one of the most standup comedians of America having performed all over the world with sold out concerts.
It is not only the standup comedy scene that he is dominating but so is the small screen with him lighting the hit sitcom, ABC’s Cristela with the recurring role of Alberto. Additionally, Gabriel co-starred with Channing Tatum in the highly regarded sequel to the box office hit Magic Mike, the Magic Mike XXL which opened on July 1, 2015. It was in 2014 when he had the biggest hit in his career. It was then when he was critically acclaimed with his standup comedy movie, The Fluffy Movie.