Gabriel Iglesias

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Gabriel Iglesias has been described as a witty, electrifying and talented performer, who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience.  His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit: a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal experiences to life. Gabriel’s unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.

Gabriel’s first two DVD specials  “Hot & Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy” have sold well over 1 million copies.  In response to the robust demand, Gabriel will record a third one-hour Comedy Central DVD special, “Aloha Fluffy” to air on Comedy Central in Spring 2013.

“Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution,” premiered on Comedy Central in October 2011 and was one of the highest rated stand-up series on the network.  The series starred Gabriel, who hosted and performed stand-up material and featured an array of talented and diverse comedians, which he personally selected.  The highly anticipated second season of “Stand-Up Revolution” was taped in Ft. Lauderdale and premieres on Comedy Central in Fall of 2012.  Gabriel was individually nominated for a 2012 ALMA Award in the category: Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act.

Gabriel’s numerous television credits include: Cartoon Network’s “The Annoying Orange,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” FOX TV’s “The Family Guy,” “Good Morning America,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”  Gabriel has co-hosted top rated YouTube series’, Ray William Johnson’s “=3” and “Epic Meal Time.”  Gabriel also starred in the Warner Bros. mega-hit movie, “Magic Mike.” He was top billed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festivals in Montreal and Toronto.  In 2009 and 2010, Gabriel was selected to headline the unique Amman Jordan Comedy Festival, the first of its kind in the Arab world.  He has sold out performances around the globe, including Australia, Europe, the U.K. and Saudi Arabia.   Touring in 2012 and 2013 will include: U.S., Canada, Australia (Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney), Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden & Norway), the U.K. (London & Nottingham), Singapore, Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Khobar), Qatar (Doha) and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai). Gabriel Iglesias’ appeal continues to expand worldwide.


1. What is your full name?

Gabriel J. Iglecias. My Dad wanted to name me Jesus Jose Iglesias, but my Mom said there were too many Jesus’s and Jose’s in Mexico, and since my Dad wasn’t there when I was born she took it upon herself to name me Gabriel. If you notice my last name above has a C where there should be an S. Well my Mom was pissed off that my Dad was not there for his only son’s birth, so to mess with his “machismo” ( Dumb Mexican Pride ) she changed the spelling of my last name to annoy him and later in life Me. Every time I check into an airport and they can’t find my last name in the system, it’s because 33 yrs earlier my Dad couldn’t get his macho ass to the hospital!!!!!

2. Where did you grow up?

I spent most of my life in Long Beach, but I was born in San Diego. My Mom and I lived in a couple of different cities before we finally migrated to Long Beach. We made pit stops in Riverside, Corona, Santa Ana, Baldwin Park, Compton ( Don’t ask ) and then Long Beach.

3. What do you like to do when your not performing?

Hanging out with my family and friends so I can hear them give me crap about how they have real jobs…. haters!!!! I love them though. My mom is my biggest fan…. even though she still doesn’t get the jokes. Aside from hanging out I love tv, movies, play-station (Madden), going to Vegas, chatting online, meeting new people and sleeping…. a lot!

4. What is your strongest quality?

Outside of my sense of humor, my patience is number one! I never try to rush things because then they don’t turn out right. I hang out with a bunch of laggers and have yet to snap on them for dragging their feet. Anyone else would have left them behind.

5. What one word best describes Gabriel?

Approachable =)

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