He’s coming back to Savannah and he’s bringing his funny friends.
Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will bring his new Beyond the Fluffy Tour to Savannah on March 6 at 8 p.m. at Savannah Civic Center.
Iglesias is one of the most popular comedians in the business and was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018. Known for his creative voice work, he is one of the few comedians to headline and sell-out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House.
If you have followed Iglesias’ performances, you’re familiar with his long-time friend and comedian Alfred Robles.
Hand-picked back in 2010 to perform with Iglesias, Robles’ brand of comedy is characterized by good-humored observations about people and events in his life. He is also the only comic to be featured on all three seasons of Comedy Central’s “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution.”
DO Savannah caught up with Robles ahead of his trip to Savannah to talk about the new tour, his podcast and what local restaurant is looking forward to revisiting.
DO: Have you been to Savannah before? Is there anything you are looking forward to seeing/doing while you're here in town?
Robles: “Yes, it'll be my second time in Savannah. The first time was five years ago. I can't wait to hit the The Pirate’s House—I love the ambience there and the vibe. This time I'm on the keto diet, hopefully they're keto friendly.”
DO: What can the audience expect from your set? How would you describe your comedy style and how do you feel it works well with the same audience that comes to see Gabriel?
Robles: “They can expect a lot of funny stories about my childhood and the break-up with my ex-girlfriend. Specifically, how hard it was to function without her since she did everything for me.
“My comedy style is based on finding the funny in my life experiences and sprinkling in good humor everyone can relate to. Gabriel's crowd is so fun and they come to laugh and have a good time. So, it’s really easy to appeal to them since they’re ready to hear good stories that are funny.”
DO: Please tell our readers about your podcast and why you decided to start it?
Robles: “My podcast is called the ‘You Don't Care Bro Podcast;’ in our business you have to stay relevant and do more than comedy. So, the podcast is a great way to find out more about me and what my life is about.
“I tell stories that I don’t share onstage and interview friends who have great stories. I feel like it's another way to connect with a different audience and expand my brand of comedy.
“I love connecting with my fans, so please make sure to come take a picture with me after the show. I'll be by the merch booth. See you soon Savannah!”