Gabriel Iglesias phat ratings for Comedy Central, tour dates announced

Gabriel Iglesias is comedy's big phat fluffer.

This Mexican-American comic has made hay with his gordito ways, and his trademark salvo, "I'm not fat, I'm fluffy..." is a line that draws howls of laughter from his equally girth-struck fans.

Iglesias is a rising estrella and recently turned out HUGE phat numbers in his comedy special that aired on Comedy Central on November 8.  Gabriel hit a home run with 4 million viewers watching Iglesias spin his stories and listen to his endless array of voices, sound effects and characters.

Iglesias slaughters sacred cows and includes in his schtick: "The Six Levels of Fat"; "Checking In At 1 am"; and "Late Night TV." 

His long-term girlfriend and 10-year-old stepson Frankie, to whom  "I'm Not Fat...I'm Fluffy" was dedicated, are also fair game. "I always include my family in the show," Iglesias says. "They gotta pull their own weight."

The Comedy Central  special paves way for Iglesias' 2010 U.S. "The Fluffy Shop Tour" which will kick off January 14, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA  in over 50 cities over 4 months.

Gabriel Iglesias is tricking out a tour bus for himself and his posse to travel in true "Fluffy Guy" style.

"It's basically going to be a living room on wheels. It's got like 12 beds. The king bed is in the back of the bus, which is cool. That's mine." And rest assured, the refrigerator will be well-stocked.

"I usually travel with a posse," Iglesias explains. "I roll deep. I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery. We don't carry guns, we carry cookies."

The "I'm Not Fat...I'm Fluffy" DVD with bonus tracks, released by Comedy Central Home Entertainment, which became available November 10, reached #1 on within hours of its release date.

"I'm Not Fat...I'm Fluffy" will rerun on Comedy Central at the following dates and times.

 Friday, 12/4@9p,
 Sunday, 12/6@7p & 230am
 Monday, 12/28@10p & 3am


1/14     Bakersfield, CA      FOX THEATER      7pm
1/15     Coarsegold, CA     CHUKCHANSI GOLD CASINO    8pm
1/16    Stockton, CA         BOB HOPE THEATRE    7pm
1/17    Redding, CA          CONVENTION CENTER    7pm
1/22     Eugene, OR          MCDONALD THEATER     730pm
1/23    Seattle, WA          MOORE THEATER  7pm
1/24    Spokane, WA        THE KNITTING FACTORY       630 & 930pm
1/25    Missoula, MT         WILMA THEATRE   7pm
1/28    Salinas, CA           FOX THEATRE     7pm
1/29    Santa Rosa, CA     WELLS FARGO CENTER FOR THE ARTS 730pm
1/30    San Francisco, CA  NOB HILL MASONIC CENTER    7pm
1/31    Sacramento, CA     CREST THEATRE    630pm
2/5   Los Angeles, CA        THE WILTERN      8pm
2/6   Phoenix, AZ              DODGE THEATRE  8pm
2/11    Clovis, NM             CIVIC CENTER     7pm
2/12    Albuquerque, NM     KIVA AUDITORIUM    730pm
2/13    Abilene, TX            CIVIC CENTER      8pm
2/14    San Antonio, TX     MAJESTIC THEATRE      7pm
2/18    Austin, TX             PARAMOUNT THEATRE   8pm
2/19    Corpus Christi, TX   SELENA AUDITORIUM     8p
2/20    Dallas, TX              NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie     8pm
2/21    Waco, TX              HIPPODROME     630pm
2/25    Oklahoma City, OK   ROSE STATE PERF ARTS THEATRE    8pm
2/26    Wichita, KS            COTILLION BALLROOM  730pm
2/27    Kansas City, KS       UPTOWN THEATER       8pm
2/28    St. Louis, MO         THE PAGEANT    7pm
3/4      Pittsburgh, PA        BYHAM THEATER  8pm
3/5      Norfolk, VA            HARRISON OPERA HOUSE     8pm
3/6      Atlanta, GA           TABERNACLE    7pm
3/7      Raleigh, NC            MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL     7pm
3/12    Orlando, FL            HARD ROCK LIVE 8pm
3/13    Tampa, FL             TAMPA BAY PERF ARTS CENTER   7pm
3/14    Jacksonville, FL       FLORIDA THEATER   630pm
3/18    Charlotte, NC         KNIGHT THEATRE 8pm
3/19    Knoxville, TN          TENNESSEE THEATRE     8pm
3/20    Indianapolis, IN       MURAT THEATRE  7pm
3/21    Cleveland, OH        PLAYHOUSE SQUARE CENTER-OHIO THEATRE   630pm
3/25    Boston, MA           WILBUR THEATRE 7pm
3/26    Reading, MA          SOVEREIGN PAC    8pm
3/27    New York, NY        TOWN HALL THEATRE    8pm
4/8      Nashville, TN         ZANIES     7pm
4/9      Columbus, OH        PALACE THEATRE 8pm
4/10    Chicago, IL           CHICAGO THEATRE      7pm
4/11    Kalamazoo, MI       STATE THEATRE     7pm
4/16    Denver, CO           BUELL THEATRE    8pm
4/17    Lincoln, NE            ROCOCO THEATRE       7pm
4/18    Minneapolis, MN     STATE THEATRE     7pm
4/29    San Luis Obispo, CA  MADONNA INN EXPO CENTER 7pm
4/30    Oxnard, CA           OXNARD PACC   7pm
5/1      Long Beach, CA     TERRACE THEATER     7pm

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