Born in Chula Vista, California, Gabriel Iglesias is the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother. Growing up, the family lived in Section 8 housing 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, and performs to sold-out concerts around the world. 2016 marks Iglesias’ 20th year in the business. He has had the distinct honor of being one of the few comedians to headline and sellout Madison Square Garden in New York, The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and The Honda Center in Anaheim. Iglesias is currently on the road for his #FluffyBreaksEven concert tour!
Fluffy Breaks Even, 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, wrapped its 2nd season in May on FUSE TV (Thursdays at 10/9 CT). The show gives audience members the opportunity to see what it's like for Iglesias to eat on the road, add up the calories and then try to burn it off and "break even" with a different restaurant and workout in every episode.
He recently filmed his 6th 1-hour comedy special at the Allstate Arena in Chicago to 2 sold-out shows with a total of 20,000 fans in attendance. The special will be released as a Netflix Original.
Iglesias will next be heard reprising his role as “Jimmy” in the upcoming 2017 animated film The Nut Job 2 along with co-stars Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph and Katherine Heigl. In 2015, he co-starred with Channing Tatum in Warner Bros’ Magic Mike XXL, reprising his role as Tobias. Gabriel also lit up the small screen on the ABC sitcom Cristela.
Other feature film credits include co-starring roles in A Haunted House 2, and his voice can be heard in numerous animated films 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. For the past three years Comedy Central has aired Iglesias’ hit series Stand-Up Revolution. 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 a combined total of over 2 million copies.