Born in Chula Vista, California, Gabriel Iglesias is the

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 hole­in­the­wall joints.
Gabriel’s stand­up 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.
Today, Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand­up comedians, and performs to
sold­out concerts around the world. In 2009 and 2010, he headlined the Amman Jordan
Comedy Festival, and has had sold­out performances in Canada, Australia, Europe
(Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden & Norway), the U.K., Singapore, Saudi Arabia,
Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. In 2015, Gabriel performed at Madison Square
Garden, will continue to tour in the United States, and will also be hitting new countries
(Iceland and Finland) this year along with other dates in Europe.
Gabriel is lighting up the small screen on ABC’s hit sitcom C​ristela ​in a recurring role
as Alberto. He can also be seen co­starring alongside Channing Tatum in the highly
anticipated M​agic Mike XXL, ​the sequel to the box office hit M​agic Mike,​ opening July 1,
2014 was a big year for Iglesias. Comedy Central aired Season 3 of Gabriel’s hit series
S​tand­ Up Revolution​ in the fall 2014, which features comedians he personally selects.
Gabriel also appeared in 20th Century Fox’s animated film The Book of Life ​alongside
Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum. In the summer of 2014, Iglesias’s critically acclaimed
stand­up comedy film, T​he Fluffy Movie (Open Road Films) hit theaters, and is now
available on Blu Ray and DVD. Comedy Central premiered G​abriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy​
in an unprecedented two ­night comedy special to over 15 million viewers. This was a
great follow­up to his previous DVD specials, H​ot & Fluffy​ and I​’m Not Fat...I’m Fluffy,​
which has sold a combined total of 2 million copies.
Gabriel also co­starred in A ​Haunted House 2 a​nd the hit animated films T​he Nut Job a​
nd Disney’s P​lanes. ​He was nominated for an ALMA Award; Favorite TV Reality, Variety,
or Comedy Personality or Act and was top billed at the Just for Laughs Comedy
Festivals in Montreal and Toronto.
Gabriel has appeared on T​he Today Show, The View, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight
Show with Jimmy Fallon,​ C​helsea Lately,​ T​he Arsenio Hall Show,​ The Tonight Show with
Jay Leno,​ C​onan, ​J​immy Kimmel Live,​ T​he Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,​ Steve
Harvey,​ G​ood Morning America,​Cartoon Network’s T​he Annoying Orange ​and FOX
TV’s T​he Family Guy. ​He has also co­hosted the top rated YouTube series Ray William
Johnson’s =​3 ​and E​pic Meal Time.​