This fall, Rhode Island College plans to kick things off with a laugh. On Sept. 30, famous comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be performing at Roberts Hall as part of Homecoming weekend. Iglesias, the California-based Latino comedian, has gained massive popularity for his Comedy Central specials including “Hot and Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy.”
Getting his start in Long Beach, California, 33 year old Gabriel Iglesias has been performing comedy since 1997. His routines are usually made up of imprsessions, storytelling and satire of either current events or his own personal life.Much of his jokes involve a humorous look at his weight. Perhaps the most well-known joke in Iglesias’ repertoire is the “five levels of fatness” joke, which starts at big, then goes healthy, husky, fluffy (how Iglesias identifies himself), and ends at DAAAYUM! Iglesias would later add a sixth level of fatness, known as “oh hell no”. Iglesias also makes jokes about his Latino ethnicity, with his parents being immigrants from Mexico. Iglesias’ comedy routines are often good-humored and positive, and Iglesias does not depend on vulgarity and crude humor to make an audience laugh. To get a taste of the comedian’s arsenal check out Iglesias’ webpage at www.fluffyguy.com, or educate yourself with clips from YouTube.
Throughout his distinguished career, Gabriel Iglesias has made several appearances on television shows, including “All That,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America,” “the Late Show,” “My Wife and Kids,” and “Family Guy”. Iglesias was also a finalist in the show “Last Comic Standing” and was the first contestant to ever be disqualified after he used a blackberry to contact his family, which was a contract violation. Even after the disqualification, Iglesias has proven himself as one of the best comedians in the United States and his standup has been aired on Comedy Central several times.
The sensational standup of Gabriel Iglesias has rocked the nation for over a decade, and on Sept. 30 RIC students have the opportunity to witness the fluffy comedian for themselves. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29 and are $15 in advance. The show starts at 8pm in Robert’s Hall. This show has the opportunity to sell out quickly, so be sure to grab tickets early as this show cannot be missed.