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 380,000,000 views and has over 14 million fans across social media. Gabe was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 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. Celebrating over 20 years in stand-up comedy, Iglesias is currently on his world tour, “One Show Fits All.”
Iglesias is currently in production as star and Executive Producer of the upcoming multi-cam comedy series for Netflix Mr. Iglesias. 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 will have 10 half-hour episodes and will premiere in 2019. In addition to the Netflix comedy series, Iglesias will star in two stand-up comedy specials for the network. The first, titled One Show Fits All, was recently filmed in front of a sold out audience at the Toyota Center in Houston and will air in early 2019. His second special for the network will tape sometime in the next year, both of these specials are follow-ups to his highly successful 2016 special I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry. Iglesias has signed on to star in STXfilm’s animated feature Ugly Dolls alongside Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Blake Shelton and Nick Jonas. Also in 2018, Iglesias voiced “Sprinkles” the dog in Show Dogs and guest-starred in an episode of ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family.
In 2017 Iglesias voiced the role of “Head Clerk” in Pixar’s Academy Award nominated animated film Coco. He also voiced “Rufus the Dog” in Sony’s Golden Globe nominated animated holiday film The Star and “Cuatro” in Fox 20th Century Film’s Academy Award nominated animated film Ferdinand. Iglesias also reprised his role of “Jimmy” in the animated film The Nut Job 2 along with Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph and Katherine Heigl.
Fluffy’s Food Adventures, a non-scripted comedic docu-follow series co-starring Gabriel’s eccentric tour mates and fellow comedians Martin Moreno, Rick Gutierrez, G Reilly and Alfred Robles completed a 3 season run on FUSE TV in 2017. The show followed Gabriel and his crew on a coast-to-coast culinary trip in search of the country’s most mouthwatering dishes as they discover local gems, unique activities and a few celebrities along the way. In 2015, he co-starred with Channing Tatum in Warner Bros’ Magic Mike XXL, reprising his role as Tobias. Other feature film credits include co-starring roles in A Haunted House 2, and his voice can be heard in numerous animated films Smurfs: The Lost Village, Norm of the North, The Book of Life, The Nut Job and Disney’s Planes. Gabriel also starred in the theatrical stand-up concert comedy film, The Fluffy Movie.
On the small screen, Gabriel was a recurring guest star on the ABC sitcom Cristela. Comedy Central aired Iglesias’ hit series Stand-Up Revolution for 3 seasons. The cable network also premiered Gabriel 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 millions of copies. In late 2016, Iglesias released his 6th one-hour comedy special, I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry on Netflix worldwide. He filmed the special at the Allstate Arena in Chicago to 2 sold-out shows with a total of 20,000 fans in attendance.