Fast Facts

  • The youngest of six children raised by a single mother.
  • Worked for a cell-phone company prior to going into showbiz.
  • Began performing stand-up comedy in 1997.
  • Was disqualified from Last Comic Standing in 2006 for using a Blackberry in violation of the show's rules.
  • Was reunited with his father in 2011 after 35 years.
  • Was ranked the 9th Top Earning Comedian by Forbes in 2013.
  • Goes by the nickname Fluffy.


  • Esther P. Mendez — Mother
  • Claudia Valdez — Significant Other
  • Jesus Iglesias — Father

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  • Birth Name: Gabriel J. Iglecias
  • Birth Place: Chula Vista, California, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice-overs

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