Iglesias’ shows have sold out Madison Square Garden and the Microsoft Theatre, and he’s one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with more than 300,000,000 views. Santa Maria Fairpark CEO Richard Persons said the comedian’s likability comes from his relatability. Using a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters, and sound effects, Iglesias brings his personal experiences to life earning mad laughs along the way.
Born in San Diego and raised mostly in Long Beach, Iglesias usually appears in Hawaiian shirts and has a relaxed, laid back style that easily fits on the Central Coast.
“He makes his stories your stories. A lot of his experiences are universal—he just sees the hilarity in them. We can’t wait to present his show at the Santa Barbara Fair. It should be a really fun evening,” Persons said.
Iglesias is currently on his anniversary tour FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy. Iglesias also appears in the FUSE TV series Fluffy’s Food Adventures. His vocal talent appears in the upcoming 2017 animated films Smurfs: The Lost Village from Sony Animation, voicing the character “Jokey,” and in Ferdinand, voicing the character “Cuatro.” He also reprises his role of “Jimmy” in the animated film The Nut Job 2, due to hit theaters in August.
Other credits include Magic Mike XXL, and the ABC sitcom Cristela. Iglesias had co-starring roles in feature films like A Haunted House 2, and his voice can be heard in numerous animated films like 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, and the Comedy Central hit series Stand-Up Revolution, in addition to comedy specials like I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry, Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy, Hot & Fluffy and I’m Not Fat … I’m Fluffy.
Iglesias will perform Thursday, July 13, at the Santa Barbara County Fair on the KCOY Main Stage. The concert is free with paid admission.
About the Santa Maria Fairpark
The Santa Maria Fairpark serves as the hub for major events and community activities on California’s Central Coast. The state-owned facility hosts the annual Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival, which attracts more than 70,000 people, and is home to its headlining event the Santa Barbara County Fair, which is attended by more than 140,000 people.