Did you know?
Gabriel Tried to Join the Marines, Army & Navy when he was 20. They all turned him down because of his size. Ironically, he is the most-requested comedian by armed forces
according to the USO.
Gabriel and Enrique Iglesias can be traced back to the original Iglesias family from Spain. Gabriel also had an uncle in Mexico who was a famous comedian named Pompin Iglesias.
Gabriel runs his own social networks. So if you get a reply, it was actually Fluffy who did it!
If you Google the word FLUFFY… Gabriel is at the top of the search results! He’s listed before Pillows, Cats, Bunnies, Clouds, Pancakes and Omelets.
Before comedy, Gabriel was a, customer service rep, telemarketer, shoe salesman, construction worker and a lifeguard.
In his very first year of comedy, Gabriel performed over 200 times from April 10, 1997 (comedy start date) to December 31, 1997.
If you Google the word “Fluffy” Gabriel is at the top of the search results! He’s even listed before cats, bunnies, pancakes and omelets!
Gabriel once did a meet and greet at an El Paso Best Buy store that lasted over 5 hours. He signed autographs and posed for photos with every person in line.
In the month of November 2011 Gabriel performed multiple shows in… Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, U.K., Spain, Turkey, Kyrkistan, Germany, Saudi Arabia & U.S.A.
Gabriel has spent over 4,000 hours performing on stage! That’s like performing 24 hours a day for over 160 days.
Gabriel’s fan meet and greets take two times as long as his shows. He loves his fans!!! FYI his average show is 1 hour 30 mins.
Gabriel is the #1 comedian on YouTube with over 100,000,000 views world wide.
Gabriel employs over 20 people. One of them is an accountant who think Gabriel should fire half of them.
The name of the intro song on Gabriel’s “I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy” DVD is “Mi Gente” and is performed by Ozomatli. Check them out at www.ozomatli.com.
Gabriel has performed in all 50 states “Home is when the bus stops moving” – Gabriel.
Before stand-up comedy, Gabriel was a cell phone salesman, customer service rep, telemarketer, shoe salesman, construction worker and lifeguard.
Gabriel has done voice-over work for Family Guy and Disney.
Gabriel is a Wish Granting Star for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is also an ordained minister in the state of California and has even married a couple!
The name of the intro song on Gabriel’s DVD “Hot and Fluffy” is “Rie Y Llora” and is performed by Celia Cruz. www.celiacruz.com
Gabriel does not write his material down or practice it off-stage. What you see is what you get… at least what he remembers.
Gabriel has taken over 30,000 pictures with his fans after shows… THIS YEAR ALONE! Most of the pics can still be found on his MySpace.
Gabriel is an avid bowler. You can often catch him at the bowling lanes knocking down a bunch of pins, burgers, fries and maybe a diet coke or two.
Since the first time he said “I love chocolate cake” on TV, Gabriel has received over 2,000 chocolate cakes at his shows in the past 10 years
While performing in Jordan, Gabriel spent time hanging out with King Abdullah II and was also a personal guest at his Majesty’s royal palace.
Gabriel was a season six cast member of Nickelodeon’s “ALL THAT” along with Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon.
Gabriel attended the high school in the film “Freedom Writers” the same year (1994) depicted in the storyline of the movie.