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‘Fluffy’ offers up comedy for all ages

Memorial Coliseum coming up Oct. 13 on Gabriel Iglesias’ successful Back on Tour trek

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias will be at Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 13.

Published October 5, 2022

It’s not often Memorial Coliseum welcomes in a comedian, but when they do, you know it’s gotta be a big name, and that’s exactly what they have in Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias.

Known for his lovability, Iglesias is known for appealing to all ages due to a standup routine that features a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters, and sound effects. 

He’ll be showing local fans that routine when his Back on Tour stops at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Oct. 13.

putting in the work

Beginning his comedic endeavor in 1997, the Long Beach, California, native took any standup gig he could get. 

His first break came in 2000, when he got on Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy show All That, which had produced Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Nick Cannon, and Amanda Bynes. He starred in 13 episodes.

Getting bit parts in numerous television series and movies, Iglesias, affectionately known as “Fluffy,” caught another break when he got onto the standup comedian reality TV competition Last Comic Standing in 2006. However, after making it into the final eight, he was kicked off the show for using a cellphone — a no-no in the rules — but the momentum was already building.

drawing a crowd

It was his 2007 standup special Hot and Fluffy that put him into the mainstream. He’s done five standup specials since then, including one he recorded in May that drew more than 45,000 fans at Dodger Stadium during the 12-day Netflix Is A Joke Festival. The only other performers to sell out the Los Angeles venue are Elvis, Madonna, The Beatles, and Elton John. The special will be streaming on Netflix this year.

“From growing up watching my favorite players at Dodger Stadium, to being the first comedian to perform and sell out Dodger Stadium, I am humbled, honored, and grateful for the love shown to me from the fans and city of Los Angeles,” Iglesias said in a statement.

Along with his standup specials, Iglesias also starred in and executive produced Mr. Iglesias, which ran for three seasons on Netflix. 

On the big screen, he’s scored roles in Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL and lent his voices to Space Jam: A New Legacy, Ferdinand, Coco, and many others.

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