Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Hot and Fluffy Gabriel Iglesias
When my husband scored tickets to see Gabriel Iglesias in Las Vegas back in September, I was like WHO? Don't tell me its one of Julio's sons. I don't like his music.
As soon as I saw the billboard, I recognized him as one of the funniest guys I've ever seen on TV. He's on Comedy Central and was on the Last Comic Standing. The man is huge and wears hawaiian shirts and shorts on stage. He always has a huge grin on his face. The voices that comes out of this man will make you fall on the floor in tears. How did that kids voice come out of that person?
It just happened that we were there for his debut in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo. He strolls out on the stage and starts talking about everything from his childhood to becoming a parent. He spent a lot of time talking about his mother, who it turned out she was sitting just behind us. That woman is a really good sport AND she laughs at all his jokes.
Gabriel is funny. Side splitting funny. While he does get a tad gross, he never crosses the line and the kids can see his show. There were a few Latino references I didn't quite get, but once I figured it out, I couldn't stop laughing.
What impressed me was that after the show, he didn't go offstage. He went down the steps of the stage and greeted his fans, posed for pictures and signed autographs until the last fan left the theater. His mother was proudly standing back grinning from ear to ear with a group of family.
If you get a chance to catch this self proclaimed "hot and fluffy" comedian in person, just go! You'll laugh until you can't laugh anymore. And you'll get to see a comedy star as it rises.