Everyday there is something going on for comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias.
Whether it’s doing stand-up in front of sold-out crowds, recording comedy specials for Comedy Central and Netflix, acting in films and television shows, or doing voice overs for popular children’s movies, Iglesias always finds time to make people laugh.
A large amount of his current comedic material comes from his experiences in show business.
“I have such a random life,” he said. “So many things just happen and I go up on stage and I share stories. Lately, I’ve been sharing stories about meeting people, about working on different projects, and people I find interesting. I got a chance to appear on the TV show ‘Modern Family’ and I tell a story about what it was like working on that show, meeting the cast members, hanging out with the cast members. Some people found it interesting. I started talking about how many voice over projects I’ve been working on, about how some of them were great, some of them not so great, why I started doing them and opportunities I’ve passed on. It’s a lot of stories.”
Material for Iglesias’ current tour “One Show Fits All” not only comes from random stories but it also includes a reflection of things that have happened over the last 20 years.
“It’s going to be a warm-up to the Netflix special that is coming out,” he said. “It’s going to be the big sneak peek. It’s not all the material but it’s a big portion of it.”
Iglesias and his team are working on a title for the Netflix show as well as pinning down a location.
“I’ve got a good feeling that it’s going to be pretty close to you,” Iglesias said of the filming location. “It’s going to be the new Netflix special that I wanted to do, that I signed onto, so I have one that I’m going to be doing this year and one that’s going to be filmed the end of next year. In addition to that I have a sitcom that I’m going to start working on in late September that’s already been picked up for 10 episodes.”
He will portray a high school history teacher in the Netflix sitcom “Mr. Iglesias.” The setting for the sitcom will be Iglesias’ old high school, Long Beach Wilson High School, located in Long Beach, Calif.
“It’s pretty cool because growing up I had the option of going comedy or school teacher and you know I went comedy but Netflix is giving me a chance to live out the other half,” he said. “The fact that I can base it at a real location not just some made up place is a little extra bonus plus it helps put my city on the map.”
Last year, Iglesias’ show “Fluffy’s Food Adventures” on Fuse TV wrapped up after three seasons but that has not curbed his quest for good places to eat. Albuquerque’s El Pinto Restaurant is a must for Iglesias when he makes his way through the Duke City.
“I like El Pinto,” he said. “We always take time to go there… It’s really good food. I love the ribs. They’re the spiciest ribs I’ve ever had. New Mexico has it’s own way of doing spice. The rest of the world is more so for flavor but New Mexico they try to set you on fire. I’m a big fan of spicy food so I’m totally into it.”