Voiceover king ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias brings family-friendly show to Amarillo

Gabriel Iglesias brings his One Show Fits All Tour to Amarillo for two shows Saturday at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (AP)

Comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias says for his new tour, the character better known as “Fluffy” is focusing on friendly — not offensive.

 

Iglesias is bringing his One Show Fits All Tour to Amarillo on Saturday for two performances at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. The versatile performer’s shows at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. are sure to not only provide serious laughs for those in attendance but also a chance to disconnect from certain topics and opinions of the day that are too often overshared, he said.

The word friendly is also an appropriate descriptor for Iglesias’ body of work in voice characters in current and recent on-screen productions.

Iglesias will be voicing the character of Sprinkles in the upcoming movie “Show Dogs,” in theaters May 18. Last year, Iglesias voiced Cuatro in “Ferdinand” alongside wrestler/actor John Cena, was Head Clerk in “Coco” and Rufus the Dog in “The Star.” He can also be heard voicing the character Jokey in “Smurfs: The Lost Village” and reprising the voice of “Jimmy” in “The Nut Job 2.”

But all the movie work hasn’t taken away from his stand-up routine. Iglesias recently headlined a sellout Staples Center in Los Angeles and has done so at other venues across the country.

Last week, Iglesias took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to answer some questions from the Globe-News.

Amarillo Globe-News: What kind of material can Amarillo audiences expect to hear from you this time around? Any particular themes?

Iglesias: If they are looking for a break from craziness in the world, they will get it here. I stay away from three topics: sports, religion and politics — those topics can really divide a room and people come to see me for laughs, not statements. The new tour is called “One Show Fits All” — I named it that because of the fact that it really is one show fits all. People come from all walks of life, race and age. It’s a show that is friendly and hopefully doesn’t offend people. I perform so everyone can enjoy it and keep the polarizing views out of it. I will cuss from time to time, but if I cuss … there is a reason

AGN: What about Amarillo audiences makes it fun to come and perform here?

Iglesias: I love my Texas fans in general, they love to laugh and have a good time. One of my specials was shot in Texas because my fans are so supportive.

AGN: You’ve had such a varied career in the entertainment business. What’s your favorite current project?

Iglesias: I love doing voiceover work. I’m currently doing a voiceover for a movie called “Show Dogs” and I voice a pug named Sprinkles. The best things about voiceover work are getting to play very different people and animals and you get to sit in a nice air-conditioned booth and read lines. It’s easy and fun work.

AGN: Since you’ve had such a successful and versatile career, what have you not accomplished yet that you would like to?

Iglesias: I’d really love to be the spokesperson for Volkswagen. I am a big collector of VW’s and the vans and bugs have a special place in my heart. My compound in Long Beach is basically a VW museum.

How to go

What: Gabriel Iglesias’ One Show Fits All Tour

Where: Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.

When: 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday

How much: $45-$90

Information: 806-378-3096 or panhandletickets.com

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