Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will headline East Tennessee State University’s Student Government Association Fall Major Concert as part of his 2019 “Beyond the Fluffy” World Tour on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Iglesias is one of a handful of comedians with the distinct honor to headline and sell out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden and Australia’s Sydney Opera House. In addition to being one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, he is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 410 million views and has over 14 million fans across social media. Iglesias was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels.
Iglesias is the star and executive producer of the comedy series “Mr. Iglesias” for Netflix, in which he plays a good-natured high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential. The series has 10 half-hour episodes and is now streaming globally. In addition to his comedy series, Iglesias’ most recent comedy special is streaming worldwide on Netflix. “One Show Fits All” was filmed in front of a sold-out audience at the Toyota Center in Houston in 2017. His second special for the network will be taped in 2020. Both of these specials are follow-ups to his successful 2017 Netflix special, “I’m Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry.”
Iglesias’ television appearances include Comedy Central’s “Stand-Up Revolution” and “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy,” a two-night comedy special generating over 15 million viewers. His DVD specials “Hot & Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat … I’m Fluffy” have sold millions of copies. Iglesias’ film credits include “A Haunted House 2,” “Show Dogs,” “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL,” along with the animated films “Ugly Dolls,” “Coco,” “Ferdinand,” “The Star,” “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” “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.”
ETSU student and guest tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug. 19. Through Sept. 18, students may receive one free ticket with ID and purchase up to four guest tickets for $10 each. From Sept. 2-18, ETSU employees may purchase up to four tickets for $10 each. Student and employee ticket sales will take place at the Student Activities and Organizations (formerly the SORC) front desk on the second floor of the Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity. The week of Aug. 19, ticket sales will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, tickets may be purchased between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.
Advance public tickets are $25 each and will be available online only from Sept. 9-18 at www.etsu.edu/concerts. Any tickets still available will be sold the day of the show at the Freedom Hall box office.For more information, call Student Activities and Organizations at 423-439-6633. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346 by Sept. 12.