Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Fluffy and Hot & Fluffy

Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Fluffy and Hot & Fluffy

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Gabriel Iglesias may be a funny guy but he's not always funny. The comedian is co-starring with Marlon Wayans in "A Haunted House 2" and talked to Steve and Maria about the moment he decided he wanted to be a professional comedian.

"It's something I've always wanted to do ever since I was a little kid, I saw 'Eddie Murphy: Raw' for the first time and I said you know what, I gotta do this."

"Fluffy" also explained that he hasn't always been the outgoing funny guy you see on stage and in interviews.

"I was actually really quiet in class. I was very quiet, very low key and that's usually still the case when I'm hanging out with my friends, they're the ones that are always on, they're always cracking jokes and saying things and I'm just the one going 'alright, I'll save it for the stage.'"

Steve asked if his lines in "A Haunted House 2" were ad-libbed, written, or both. Gabriel said Marlon let him do what he does with limited restrictions.

I wanna say about 75 percent of the lines that I had in the film were ad-libbed. Marlon Wayans lets you just go. He goes 'start from here, go to here, make sure that whatever happens in between, as long as we finish here you're good.' When he brought me on board he goes 'look I'm not gonna tell you how to be funny. Just go out there and do your thing."

When Gabriel confirmed he's signed on to do "Magic Mike 2", Maria asked if he's going to play a stripper instead of a DJ this time around. His answer?

"No, no, no...It's not called 'Tragic Mike.'"

Gabriel is touring in Southern California in December. He'll play the Honda Center December 26th in Anaheim and the Nokia Theatre December 27th. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Also on Friday? "A Haunted House 2" opens nationwide.

Fun Facts About Gabriel Iglesias: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor. He is known for his shows I'm Not Fat… I'm Fluffy and Hot & Fluffy. He employs storytelling, effected voices and sound effects in his act, whose other trademarks include references to his weight and his use of Hawaiian shirts. He has been called a "comedy genius" by Hector Saldaña of the San Antonio Express-News.

2) Before going into comedy, Iglesias worked for a cell phone company in Los Angeles. Although his family urged him to remain in that job for its financial security, he insisted on trying his hand at comedy. When maintaining both occupations proved too difficult to handle, he decided to take the risk of doing comedy full-time, against the advice of his mother, who cautioned him against such a move. Iglesias nonetheless left the phone company, which eventually resulted in his being evicted from his home and losing his car. Despite this, he persisted with comedy.

3) Iglesias often references his weight in his comedy, often saying, "Oh, I'm not fat, I'm fluffy", a term he says was popular among overweight people in the 1940s, which he decided to use in his act. He also references different "Levels of Fatness" in his act, having once described "Five Levels of Fatness", and eventually adding a sixth, called "Oh, Hell no!" in 2009. He also employs voices, sound effects and storytelling in his act, and his other trademark signatures include his Hawaiian shirts and a "nice-guy veneer."

Gabriel's World Tour is coming to So-Cal. He'll be at the theatre at the Honda Center on December 26th in Anaheim.

Then he'll take the stage at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live on December 27th.

‘A Haunted House 2' hits theaters this Friday.

Twitter: @fluffyguy

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