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‘Fluffy’ comedian Gabriel Iglesias adds 2nd show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 31 due to popular demand

‘Fluffy’ comedian Gabriel Iglesias adds 2nd show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 31 due to popular demand
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From a press release:

With the first show on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. nearly sold out, comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias has added a second performance that same day at 5 p.m. at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center as part of his Beyond the Fluffy World Tour.

Tickets for the 5 p.m. show, which are $49, $59, $69, and $79 (Golden Circle), plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A pre-sale for members of the venue’s Music Insiders Club will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Only single seats are left for the 8 p.m. show.

Gabriel Iglesias is the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother in Long Beach, California. It was during his childhood that he developed a strong sense of humor to deal with the obstacles he faced. In 1997, he set out to hone his comedic skills and performed stand-up anywhere he could find an audience, including biker bars and hole-in-the-wall joints. His stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters, and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.

Iglesias is now one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, performing to sold-out concerts around the world. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube and has over 14 million fans across social media. He was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018” issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Lorne Michaels. The comedian has also had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden in New York, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. He celebrated over 20 years in stand-up comedy on his world tour One Show Fits All.

Iglesias is currently in production as star and executive producer of the upcoming multi-cam comedy series “Mr. Iglesias” for Netflix. He plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential. The series will have 10 half-hour episodes and will premiere in 2019.

In addition to the Netflix comedy series, Iglesias will star in two stand-up comedy specials for the network. The first, titled “One Show Fits All,” was recently filmed in front of a sold-out audience at the Toyota Center in Houston and will air in early 2019. His second special for the network will tape sometime in the next year. Both of these specials are follow-ups to his highly successful 2016 special “I’m Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry.” Iglesias has also signed on to star in STXfilm’s animated feature “Ugly Dolls” alongside Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, and Nick Jonas. In 2018, he voiced Sprinkles the dog in “Show Dogs” and guest-starred in an episode of ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family.”

In 2017, Iglesias voiced the role of Head Clerk in Pixar’s Academy Award-nominated animated film “Coco.” He also voiced Rufus the dog in Sony’s Golden Globe-nominated animated holiday film “The Star” and Cuatro in 20th Century Fox’s Academy Award-nominated animated film “Ferdinand.” He also reprised his role of Jimmy in the animated film “The Nut Job 2” along with Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, and Katherine Heigl.

“Fluffy’s Food Adventures,” a non-scripted comedic docu-follow series co-starring Iglesias’ eccentric tourmates and fellow comedians Martin Moreno, Rick Gutierrez, G Reilly, and Alfred Robles, completed a three-season run on Fuse TV in 2017. The show followed Iglesias and his crew on a coast-to-coast culinary trip in search of the country’s most mouthwatering dishes as they discover local gems, unique activities, and a few celebrities along the way. In 2015, he co-starred with Channing Tatum in Warner Bros’ “Magic Mike XXL,” reprising his role as Tobias.

His other feature film credits include a co-starring role in “A Haunted House 2” and his voice can be heard in numerous animated films like “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” “Norm of the North,” “The Book of Life,” “The Nut Job,” and Disney’s “Planes.” He also starred in the theatrical stand-up concert comedy film “The Fluffy Movie.”

On the small screen, Iglesias was a recurring guest star on the ABC sitcom “Cristela.” Comedy Central aired Iglesias’ hit series “Stand-Up Revolution” for three seasons. The cable network also premiered “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy” in an unprecedented two-night comedy special to over 15 million viewers. The special was a follow-up to his previous DVD specials, “Hot and Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy,” which have sold millions of copies. In late 2016, he released his sixth one-hour comedy special, “I’m Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry,” on Netflix worldwide. He filmed the special at the Allstate Arena in Chicago to two sold-out shows with a total of 20,000 fans in attendance.