FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 15, 2014
GABRIEL IGLESIAS BRINGS HIS UNITY THROUGH LAUGHTER TOUR TO THE WEIDNER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015. TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 19 AT 11 AM
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. He never could have foreseen the incredible success he has experienced.
Today, Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians and he performs in sold-out concerts across the United States and Internationally. His 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.
On July 11, 2014 Iglesias’s highly anticipated stand-up comedy film, The Fluffy Movie (Open Road Films) hit theaters. Following the release of The Fluffy Movie, Gabriel appeared in 20th Century Fox’s animated film The Book of Life alongside Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum. In the summer of 2014, Comedy Central aired season 3 of Gabriel’s hit series “Stand- Up Revolution,” which features comedians that he personally selected. Gabriel will begin production on the highly anticipated sequel to the box office hit Magic Mike, reprising his role as Tobias with Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum. Magic Mike XXL will be released July 3, 2015.
Comedy Central premiered “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy” in an unprecedented two-night comedy special to over 15 million viewers. This was a great follow-up to his previous DVD specials, Hot & Fluffy and I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy, which has sold a combined total of 2 million copies.
Gabriel has recently appeared in A Haunted House 2 and hit animated films The Nut Job and Disney’s Planes. Gabriel 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.
In 2009 and 2010, he headlined the Amman Jordan Comedy Festival. Gabriel’s appeal expands worldwide with sold-out performances in Canada, Australia, Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden & Norway), the U.K., Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Gabriel has also appeared on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Steve Harvey,” “Good Morning America,” Cartoon Network’s “The Annoying Orange” and FOX TV’s “The Family Guy.” Gabriel has also co-hosted the top rated YouTube series Ray William Johnson’s “=3” and “Epic Meal Time.”