This Friday, July 25, comedy fans will get their first look at Gabriel Iglesias' new stand-up special/documentary “The Fluffy Movie” as it is set to open up in movie theaters across the country. The film is directed by Manny Rodriguez, who previously worked with Iglesias on several television projects, and is rated PG-13, making it more family-friendly than typical stand-up specials.
“The Fluffy Movie” marks Iglesias' fifth stand-up special. In recent interviews, Iglesias has stated that it is his most personal work to date. Throughout the film, he discusses his family life, growing up with a single mother and reuniting with his father after a 30-year absence. He also talks about his weight and living with diabetes, but Iglesias is taking his health into his own hands and recently dropped an impressive 100 lbs. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the comedian explained that following a low-carb diet and fitting yoga into his routine has helped him with his weight loss success.
To say that Iglesias is a popular comedian would be an understatement. He has a massive following on Facebook and Twitter, and he was ranked No. 9 on Forbes' list of top grossing comedians of 2013 with earnings of $11 million.
In recent years, Iglesias has been breaking into to feature films. He appeared as the DJ, Tobias, in the 2012 film “Magic Mike” and he is set to appear in the sequel which will be released in 2015. He also had a scene stealing performance in the 2014 film “Haunted House 2,” appearing alongside Marlon Wayans and Jaime Pressly. Iglesias' famous voice can be heard in several animated films including Disney's “Planes” and “The Nut Job.”
Iglesias has also been embraced by television audiences. Since first gaining attention on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show “All That,” in 2000, Iglesias has become a comedian that families can enjoy together. He was a fan favorite on the fourth season of “Last Comic Standing” in 2006 and in 2012, he provided the voice of several characters on the show “The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange.” This fall, Iglesias will appear alongside comedienne Cristela Alonza in a new pilot for ABC entitled “Cristela.”
On top of all that, Iglesias is touring the world this August and September, making stops in Texas and Colorado before heading across the globe to Australia. Click here to pick up tickets to see him live and check out “The Fluffy Movie” in a theater near you this Friday.