Gabriel Iglesias – I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)
December 27, 2010 by Dennis Amith
If you thought that Gabriel Iglesias’s last comedy Blu-ray release was hilarious, his second Blu-ray release, “I’m not Fat…I’m Fluffy” is fantastic! Awesome comedy from beginning to end from one of today’s top comedians in America. Gabriel doesn’t need to use sex or profanity in his routine to be funny, this comedian will entertain you and make you laugh! Overall, “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso” is highly recommended!
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TITLE: Gabriel Iglesias – I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso
DURATION: 69 Minutes
BLU-RAY INFORMATION: 1080i High Definition, Dolby Digital: English 5.1, English Stereo, Subtitles: English/English SDH
COMPANY: Comedy Central/Paramount
RATED: NOT RATED (Parental Advisory. Explicit Content. Warning: This program is recommended for mature audiences only. It contains adult language and situations.)
RELEASED: January 11, 2011
Executive Producers: Gabriel Iglesias, Pat Buckles, Robert Hartmann, Stu Schreiberg
Photographer: Lencho Guerra
Graphic Artist: Eddie Aguilera
Gabriel Iglesias returns to the stage in this all-new comedy special in front of a packed house at the historic Plaza Theater in El Paso, Texas. Go to the restroom before you watch this and be ready to watch it again and again. I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy will be a classic!!!
The comedian known as the “Fluffy Man”. Gabriel Iglesias is one of the hottest comedians out there. Latino flair and hilarious delivery, from his voice impressions to jokes about his weight or personal issues, he knows how to get the audience laughing from beginning to end. There is no slow down in deliver, Iglesias is just hilarious!
Iglesias is known from being the finalist of the fourth season of “Last Comic Standing” in 2006 but in 2007, it was the success of his 2nd special Comedy Central 2007 DVD “Hot & Fluffy” (which sold over 300,000 copies) which would propel Gabriel Iglesias as a comedian that can sell out live performances and also comedy DVD’s.
Earlier in the year, Iglesias released a double album CD titled “We Luf Fluffy” from performances from 2006 & 2008 and in November 2009, his DVD “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso” was released and I gave it a favorable rating and I felt it was one of the top 3 comedy DVD’s released in 2009. And now, “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live from El Paso” gets the HD treatment.
The tracklist on this Blu-ray are as follows:
- Return to El Paso
- Oh Hello No!!
- I Hear the Bell
- New Daddy
- I Do Voices Everywhere
- My Girl
- Cop Story 1
- Copy Story 2
- Cakes and More Cakes
- Dropping Frankie Off
- Car Was Stolen
On the Blu-ray, “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso”, Iglesias is literally on top of his game delivery joke after joke. From sharing stories of his return to El Paso and talking about a time he got drunk and ended up at an alternative gay bar to his first major gift from Nickelodeon to jokes about his personal life with his girlfriend and her son, Gabriel Iglesias’s performance is just hilarious and magnificent. This time around, because of the family experiences that he has to share, these are situations that people can relate to and again, the voices he does is just top notch as he is able to switch voices on command and just be surprised when you hear it.
But you could tell that his relationship with his girlfriend’s son Frankie has brought new life to his routine and the fact that he can take those personal experiences and make them funny is just what makes the “Fluffy Man” so wonderful to watch on stage and he doesn’t have to get nasty or profane to make the audience laugh.
“Gabriel Iglesias – I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso” is presented in 1080i High Definition, widescreen. There are several angles closeup, stagewise, behind the audience and from a stage angle to showcase the audience at the front. But overall, editing is well-done and stage setup is simple with pretty cool looking for the backdrop at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas. Simple and clean. Lighting is well-done and for the most part, editing is good, no quick cuts to make the viewer dizzy. Overall, a job well-done.
“I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso” is presented in Dolby Digital English 5.1 and audio is clear and understandable. Wish it was lossless but overall, the audience can be heard quite well. Personally, I had my receiver set on stereo on all channels to have a more immersive soundscape.
“Gabriel Iglesias – I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso” comes with the following special features:
- Deleted Scene: High School Reunion – (7:45) A deleted scene in which Gabriel had to stop his routine because parts of the towel (lint) was all over his face and thus it hurt the pacing. But Gabriel manages to take the situation and make it humorous for the audience.
- Fluffy’s Friends Hit the Stage: Martin Moreno – (4:59) Martin jokes about getting older and also today’s young Latino guys who are wearing tight pants, tight shirts, plucking their eyebrows and how they are looking effeminate.
- Fluffy’s Friends Hit the Stage: Noe Gonzalez – (4:09) Noe’s comedy is more adult-oriented. Noel jokes about his size and the concept of size.
- Onstage Q&A With the Fans – (8:07) Gabriel Iglesias answers questions from his fans.
“Gabriel Iglesias – I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso” comes with an embossed slipcover case.
Gabriel Iglesias is definitely one of the most entertaining comedians today. Where Latino comedians such as George Lopez and Paul Rodriguez represented the 80′s and 90′s, Gabriel Iglesias is a comedian that entertains people of all ages. From jokes about video games and his family to jokes about sweating on stage and how it starts to smell like chicharones.
He just makes you laugh and laugh some more and this is what I found most interesting, this is probably one of the few Comedy Central videos that I have watched in my years of review Comedy Central comedy DVD’s (and now Blu-ray), if not the first where the comedy routine is quite clean (and for those who follow Comedy Central comedy DVD’s, finding a title with very little to no profanity is rare). Granted, he may be saying certain risque things in Spanish but in English… overall, it’s a clean routine and he’s one of those comedians that can still be funny without having to resort to a profanity-driven act.
If anything, this is a comedian who cares about his fans and he tells everyone straight up, if you see him at a restaurant, say hi. How he is onstage and in real life are the same person and the fact that he gives that Q&A after his performance in order to get the fans a chance to know more about him, goes to show how Iglesias is a class act. Positive personality but knows how to make the audience laugh…he’s a talented comedian.
Also, I have to say that “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live from El Paso” was a performance where he manages to keep the same excitement going from beginning to end. His delivery is smooth, continuous and for the most part, just fantastic.
There’s nothing negative about “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live From El Paso” Blu-ray at all. If anything, it’s great to see Comedy Central now releasing these comedy releases on Blu-ray and they selected one of the best Comedy Central video releases to kick things off!
If you thought “Hot & Fluffy” was a hilarious Blu-ray release, then you have to give “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy: Live from El Paso” a try because this is a fantastic comedy release on Blu-ray and I’m quite confident that you will love this release!
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