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. In 2018, Gabe was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players” 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. Iglesias is currently on his world tour, Beyond The Fluffy.
Belgium loves Fluffy
His 2020 Antwerp show marks the fifth time Iglesias will be performing in Belgium, and the first time since 2017. He sold out Arenberg Antwerp, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Lotto Arena two times. Fluffy loves Belgium and Belgium loves Fluffy.
Iglesias is the star and executive producer of Mr. Iglesias , the multi-cam, Netflix original comedy series, now streaming globally. 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 has been picked up for an additional 12 episodes to be released on Netflix in 2020.
In addition to the Netflix comedy series, Iglesias penned a deal with Netflix to release his next two stand-up comedy specials for the streaming service. The first, titled One Show Fits All, was filmed in front of a sold-out audience at the Toyota Center in Houston and debuted in January 2019. His third special for the streaming service 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.
Having starred in feature films Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL and A Haunted House 2, and having voiced characters in Ugly Dolls and Coco, Fluffy is no stranger to the big screen. Aside from his televised stand-up comedy, he also guest-starred in ABC's hit comedy Modern Family. Iglesias certainly is an absolute heavyweight in the entertainment industry.
Gabriel Iglesias is back in Belgium on June 4, performing 'Beyond the Fluffy' at Lotto Arena Antwerp. Tickets go on sale on November 1 through LiveComedy.be.