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Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias Has Built A Career By Being Authentically Him And Giving Latinos Recognition In The Comedy World

Gabriel Iglesias, also known as Fluffy, is one of the most well-known Latino comedians out there. If you have ever seen Iglesias either live or on tv, you know he has a very unique sense of humor. But, comedy is more than just what you do on the stage. Today’s world involves a lot of interactions with fans on and off social media. Here are a few reasons why it’s time to start celebrating one of the Latino comedic greats.

1. His jokes take you into his real life and it’s funny af.

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While on stage, Fluffy is quick to pull from his life experiences to make something relatable. You’ll laugh, not because it is funny, but because it is true.

2. His jokes are relatable because they are true.

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Because his jokes are about his everyday life, a lot of his jokes are relatable. Some of the situations he’s been in, we’ve been in as well. Plus, remembering your own experience makes his jokes even more hilarious.

3. He knows how to make his fans feel like part of the show.

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Fluffy loves performing and when he gets a chance he’ll take a picture with the crowd. So, if you sit close enough and get lucky you can end up in one of his selfies.

4. He’s brutally honest.

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Some of his jokes will make you uncomfortable because he is not afraid to go there. He’s not afraid to share his opinion, his struggles, his successes, etc.

5. If you miss the selfie, you can always catch him after the show for your own picture.

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There might be a bit of a wait, but if you hold out, you can snag your own personalized moment with Iglesias.

6. Martiiiiiiiiiin

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Martin Moreno is one of Fluffy’s comedic friends and Fluffy’s go-to hype man when on tour. Martin is just as funny as Iglesias and definitely worth watching!

7. Obviously he’s willing to share his tequila stories with you.

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He will even go further than just talking about it. Rumor is, some fans get special treats from Fluffy during some shows in the form of tequila shots.

8. He isn’t shy about showing off his love…for cake.

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Fluffy loves chocolate cake and always receives cakes from his fans. Honestly, who wouldn’t want some free cake from time to time.

9. Fluffy is a very proud father to his dogs.

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Fluffy takes his dogs everywhere with him and is always snapping cute pictures of them. Aren’t they cute?

10. Dude is comfortable making fun of himself.

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He knows how to laugh at himself and a lot of the times is the punchline of his own jokes.

11. You might get the chance to catch him at one of his free shows.

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Once in a while, Fluffy will hop on social media and announce a last minute free show for the first one hundred or so people that show up. So follow him on social media and keep an eye out for one of those announcements.

12. Mamá Imelda really gave him a talking to in “Coco.”

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That’s right. He was the Family Reunification agent that tried to figure out what to do to get Miguel back to the Land of the Living.

13. Even with all of his fame, he stays humble.

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He might be famous but he doesn’t act like it. He acts like just one of us. Who else gets really excited when they end up on a jumbotron?

14. Hawaiian shirts are his go-to shirts and they definitely look good on him.

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His fans are even into the whole fashion inspo. Tbh, these shirts look perfect for a heatwave or a chill day by the pool.

15. Oh yeah. His nickname is Fluffy and that’s incredible on its own.

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Fluffy isn’t typically a good thing, unless you are talking about a dog or dessert. Somehow, this man owns his name and won’t back away from it.

16. You always get extra time at his show.

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Iglesias loves performing and a lot of the times goes over his allotted time and just starts to have conversations with the crowd. So, if you’re lucky he’ll go over his time during his show.

17. He also loves food.

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He even has a show all about food: Fluffy Breaks Even. Talk about a great moment in television history.

18. As Fluffy always puts it, he “geeks out” over his faves.

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Said it before, but he really does act like one of us. Whenever he meets other celebrities he geeks out and gets as excited as any other fan would.

19. Gifts from fans will always be recognized.

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Fluffy really appreciates his fans and all of the gifts he receives. He’s always thanking them.

20. Overall, dude just loves his fans because they made him.

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Most importantly, he loves his fans. He appreciates each one and will always try to give back to them.

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Speedy Gonzalez Is Appearing in the New ‘Space Jam’ Reboot and His Official Poster is Out

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Speedy Gonzalez Is Appearing in the New ‘Space Jam’ Reboot and His Official Poster is Out

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In case you haven’t heard, Speedy Gonzalez is appearing in the new “Space Jam” movie. That’s right, the one starring Lebron James. On Monday, the Twitter account of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” debuted a bunch of character posters.

Among the posters of Looney Toons characters was none other than Speedy Gonzalez himself.

Speedy Gonzalez was dressed in his usual sombrero and neck tie, but this time, he donned a Tune Squad jersey along with his signature ensemble. Honestly, he looked pretty adorable.

While Speedy Gonzalez made a brief cameo appearance in the first “Space Jam” (without any lines), this time around, it appears that the Fastest Mouse in Mexico will have a bigger part.

None other than Latino comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will be voicing Speedy Gonzalez in the upcoming reboot.

Years ago, there were reports floating around that George Lopez was attached to voice Speedy Gonzalez. In the end, it appears that the studio went in another direction. However, the casting choice is still a strong one because Iglesias is also a beloved and hilarious Mexican-American comedian.

Recently, Gabriel Iglesias has been passionate about defending “Speedy Gonzalez” from critics who think he’s an insensitive Mexican stereotype. Early last month, the New York Times ran an opinion article by Charles M. Blow that claimed that Speedy Gonzalez “helped popularize the corrosive stereotype of the drunk and lethargic Mexican”. The same article claimed that Pepe Le Pew “normalized rape culture.”

In the aftermath of the controversial article, Twitter users were having a heated discussion over whether Speedy Gonzalez was offensive or not.

“I’m a Mexican and I love Speedy González,” wrote one Twitter user. “Please
@CharlesMBlow don’t speak for all Mexicans when you [say] Speedy is offensive for us. [You] don’t have this voice. You are not a Mexican.”

“I’m Hispanic I have never found Speedy Gonzalez offensive,” wrote another. “Canceling everything over such stupid things is why no one takes us seriously when we try to hold people that actually deserve it accountable.”

In the end, the voice of Speedy Gonzalez himself, Gabriel Iglesias, stepped in to defend the fastest mouse in Mexico.

“I am the voice of Speedy Gonzales in the new Space Jam,” wrote Iglesias. “Does this mean they are gonna try to cancel Fluffy too? U can’t catch me cancel culture. I’m the fastest mouse in all of Mexico”.

We’re glad that Speedy Gonzalez wasn’t cut out of the new Space Jam and we can’t wait to see how Gabriel Iglesias takes on the role! “Space Jam: A New Legacy” will be both in theaters and streaming on HBO Max on July 16.

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Jenny Solares Is One IG Creator Everyone Needs To Follow

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Jenny Solares Is One IG Creator Everyone Needs To Follow

A year in quarantine has led so many of us to doom scroll and get lost in social media. As a result, some people are getting more recognition and one person who should be getting your attention is Jenny Solares, or @es_jenny_solares on Instagram.

Jenny Solares is here with the relatable content we all want.

The Guatemalan content creator knows what the people want to see. How many times have you heard someone say that they like a woman who can eat? Well, as Jenny urges, prove it, y’all. Take your lady out and get her all of the food that she wants. Let’s go!

Now, that’s how you add salsa to someone’s food. If you didn’t already think this way when adding salsa to your tacos, you definitely will now. It’s just impossible not to.

We also love seeing her collaborating with Estefania Saavedra, a fellow Latina creator. A rising tide lifts all boats so we appreciate seeing these Latinas working together.

Solares is even creating brand new identities.

Cholas will forever have a place in our hearts. We know cholas. We love cholas. We are related to cholas. Solares’ creation of the glola is truly a work of art. Just because you’re a chola doesn’t mean you can’t love glitter and colors.

She’s even got some of the Covid humor in check.

There are going to be so many school assignments about this year in the coming years. Kids will be learning about the time the world stood still as we battled an out-of-control virus. It is going to be us having to tell the little ones about that time and it’s going to be rough. Get ready to reliving everything we have been dealing with for the last year.

On top of all of the comedy, Solares is ready to show her fans some real love for their support.

“Thank you all for letting me be me. Thank you for appreciating my silliness, my craziness, my songs, my dances, my imperfections,” Solares tells her fans in a year-end video. “Thank you for letting me be myself. This year was full of so much sadness, uncertainty, frustration, and, for a lot of people, loneliness. Thank you all for not letting me feel that loneliness.”

Thank you, Jenny. Your comedy has been a bright spot for so many during an incredibly hard and sad year.

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