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Gabriel Iglesias

Iglesias sits down with movie critic Scott Marks to discuss <em>The Fluffy Movie.</em>

Iglesias sits down with movie critic Scott Marks to discuss The Fluffy Movie.

Occasionally one comes to an interview over-prepared. Such was the case with Gabriel Iglesias, the comedian who recently visited San Diego on a leg of the promotional tour for his first big screen comedy concert, The Fluffy Movie.

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Unschooled in his standup work, my prior knowledge of Fluffy, Iglesias’ comical nom de plume, was limited to his down and dirty cameos in Magic Mike and A Haunted House 2. In my notebook were six pages of questions pertaining to everything from "What voice actors inspire your work?" (Gabe’s given voice to numerous cartoon characters) to smart-ass throwaway quips involving Tony Randall and a lion.

The list of prepared questions could have remained in the glovebox for all the good they did me. Within a minute, Gabe’s personable demeanor caught me off guard (and script). Fluffy was going to be anything but a fluff-ball interview.

It would best serve you to bookmark the video and come back to it after having seeing the movie, which opens Friday, July 25 at a theater near you.

A good portion of the film is dedicated to Gabe’s awkward reunion with a father he hadn’t seen in over 30 years. The sentimental soul wanted nothing more than a photo with his parents for the Iglesias family scrapbook. It wasn’t meant to be, but Gabe reveals how a snapshot from an unknown relative came close to making his dream a reality.

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Ken Harrison July 22, 2014 @ 11:17 a.m.

Great interview Scott. Not much is on YouTube about Gab other than his concerts. Good to know more about this amazing talent. Question: What's going on with the circle in the sun behind you? I couldn't figure it out, it looks like some kind of annoying green screen, or was it really just a window covering a big hole in it?

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Scott Marks July 22, 2014 @ 9:26 p.m.

Thanks, Ken! As is the case with many of the local PA tours, this interview was conducted in a poolside cabana at the W. The mirrored sun comes with the territory. I probably have a dozen celebrity photos with that cockeyed thing looming in the background.

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