Hello it’s Sergio Padilla here with another outstanding comedian, Gabriel Iglesias. He was born in Chula Vista, California, Gabriel Iglesias. He is the youngest of six children and was 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 like 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.
Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing sold-out concerts around the world. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 300,000,000 views. Gabriel Iglesias worked for a cell phone company in Los Angeles and in 1997 went into comedy full-time, though it resulted in his being evicted from his home and losing his car. He often references his weight in his comedy, often saying, “Oh, I’m not fat, I’m fluffy”
The comedian has also had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell-out Madison Square Garden and The Microsoft Theater. He is celebrating 20 years in stand-up comedy this year. Iglesias is currently on the new world tour, FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy. Not only has Iglesias been very successful on the stage, he also has had some silver screen time. Iglesias has been cast in the upcoming 2017 animated films Smurfs: The Lost Village, and will be voicing the character “Jokey” and Ferdinand, he will also be voicing the character “Cuatro.” He will also be reprising his role of “Jimmy” in the animated film “The Nut Job 2.”
Some other feature film credits include co-starring roles in A Haunted House 2, and his voice can be heard in numerous animated films such as “Norm of the North”, “The Book of Life”, “The Nut Job” and Disney’s “Planes”. Iglesias also starred in the theatrical stand-up concert comedy film, The Fluffy Movie. For the past couple of years Comedy Central, has aired Iglesias’ hit series Stand-Up Revolution. Comedy Central also premiered 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 have sold a combined total of over 2 million copies. On February 10, 2012, Iglesias was presented with several awards by the city of El Paso, Texas, including the key to the city and the Beacon of H.O.P.E Award from the nonprofit organization Operation H.O.P.E. Currently, his salary records at $10 million annually. Furthermore, he has a whopping net worth of $12 million.
Regularly active on social media, he gives updates and also posts photos and videos on his social accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has around 9 million followers on Facebook and more than 1.3 million followers on Instagram. Moreover, he has more than 997k followers on Twitter. In addition, he also runs a YouTube channel named Gabriel Iglesias, which has more than 2.5 million followers.