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Comedy Central Thinks Gabriel Iglesias is Funny

Iglesias gets a six-episode showcase for Latino comics, starting October 6

By Se Fija!
Published on LatinoLA: September 18, 2011


Comedy Central Thinks Gabriel Iglesias is Funny


Gabriel Iglesias is a big, "big" guy who is big, "big" funny. With his funny voices, shotgun delivery and occasionally giddy on-stage personal, the "fluffy" comic in the Hawaiian shirt has been a popular addition to late-night stand-up TV for quite a while, from "The Tonight Show" to "Conan" to "JKL." He's also had two hour-long specials on Comedy Central already: "I'm Not Fat, I'm Fluffy," and "Hot and Fluffy" (both available on DVD, by the way). According to ComCen, they've sold over a million copies combined‘«Űnot bad at all.

Now Comedy Central, the Viacom home of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" are taking the next step with the Latino comic as he hosts "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution," filming at Stand Up Live in Phoenix, Arizona and premiering October 6. The best thing about it‘«Űapart from new material by Gabriel himself‘«Űis the showcase it provides for a wide range of Latino stand-ups, and every-episode music from three-time Grammy winners Ozomatli.

Iglesias has got his long-time friend Martin Moreno on board as his announcer and sidekick, and the list of guests is long and impressive, including Cristela Alonzo, Zhivago Blea, Tommy Chunn, Joey CoCo Diaz, Dillon Garcia, Dennis Gaxiola, Noe Gonzalez, Rick Gutierrez, Maz Jobrani, Shaun Latham, Rudy Moreno, Larry Omaha, Carlos Oscar, Alfred Robles, Cleto Rodriguez, Edwin San Juan, Paul Varghese and Thea Vidale.

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