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Gabriel Iglesias postpones comedy show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre until May 16, 2021

Gabriel Iglesias postpones comedy show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre until May 16, 2021
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From a press release:

Following the guidance of public health officials regarding COVID-19, Gabriel Iglesias’ comedy show at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been rescheduled once again.

Originally scheduled for Friday, April 24 as part of his new Beyond the Fluffy World Tour, “Go Big or Go Home,” the stand-up show was postponed to Thursday, Nov. 12 and has now been rescheduled to Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7 p.m.

“There is still no greater thrill for me than to perform stand-up live. I’m so excited for this tour and to reconnect with all my fans. It’s going to be Fluffy-licious,” Iglesias said.

Tickets, which start at $50, plus fees, are on sale now at and the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) during the box office’s summer hours of operation on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gabriel Iglesias is 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 with over half a billion views and has over 19 million fans across social media. In 2018, he was included in the Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players” 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.

Iglesias is the star and executive producer of “​Mr. Iglesias,” a multi-cam Netflix original comedy series.​ Iglesias 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 has 10 half-hour episodes now streaming globally on Netflix and was been picked up for 12 additional episodes that began airing on June 17.

In addition to this series, Iglesias penned a deal with Netflix to release his next two stand-up comedy specials for the streaming service. The first, titled “One Show Fits All,” was filmed in front of a sold-out audience at the Toyota Center in Houston and debuted in January of 2019.

The 44-year-old comic’s feature film credits include co-starring roles in “​Magic Mike​,” “​Magic Mike XXL,”​ and “A Haunted House 2.” His voice has been heard in many animated films, most recently in STX’s “​UglyDolls” in 2019. 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 Fox’s Academy Award-nominated animated film “Ferdinand.” He is also one of a handful of comedians with a theatrically released stand-up concert comedy film, “The Fluffy Movie.”

On the small screen, “Fluffy’s Food Adventures,” a non-scripted comedic docu-follow series completed a three-season run on Fuse TV in 2017. Iglesias was a recurring guest star on the ABC sitcom “Cristela.” He guest starred in an episode of ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family.” Comedy Central aired Iglesias’ hit series “Stand-Up Revolution” for three seasons, along with ​“Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy,” an unprecedented two-night comedy special with 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, Iglesias 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.

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.