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 Amazon.com within hours of its release date.
"I'm Not Fat...I'm Fluffy" will rerun on Comedy Central at the following dates and times.
GABRIEL IGLESIAS' 2010 THE FLUFFY SHOP TOUR:
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