Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Cam Comedy, 2 Standup Specials

Comedian will play good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater in “Mr. Iglesias”

Gabriel Iglesias Performs At The Mirage In Las Vegas
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Netflix is lining up even more laughs for viewers with three new projects from comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, including a multi-cam comedy series and two stand-up specials.

In the streaming service’s upcoming Iglesias-led sitcom, titled “Mr. Iglesias,” the comedian plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He teaches 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 first of Iglesias’ two upcoming stand-up comedy specials for Netflix will be taped during “One Show Fits All,” the comedian’s current world tour. The second will be produced at a later date.

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a stand-up comedian or a teacher,” Iglesias said. “Thanks to Netflix for supporting both of my career aspirations.”

Iglesias is one of the most watched stand-up comedians on YouTube with over 365,000,000 views and has over 10 million followers across his social media. He has also headlined and sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York and Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Iglesias film credits include the animated flicks “Coco,” “The Star,” “Ferdinand,” and the upcoming “Show Dogs,” and the live-action movies “Magic Mike XXL,” “A Haunted House 2,” and a “The Fluffy Movie.” On the television, Iglesias had a recent guest spot on “Modern Family.”

His sixth one-hour comedy special, “I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry,” hit Netflix in 2016.