Gabriel Iglesias to film next special at the Allstate Arena
Gabriel Iglesias to film next special at the Allstate Arena
Laurie Fanelli

When Gabriel Iglesias stopped by the Rosemont Theatre in December 2014, he hinted that Chicago was on his shortlist of host cities for his next special. It looks like the “Fluffy” comedian is delivering on that enticing teaser as he has announced that Chicago will in fact be the location of his upcoming comedy special.

“Here we go! My next special will be filmed in Chicago,” Iglesias shared on his social media outlets along with a photo of himself holding a giant sign reading, “Chicago.” He later elaborated that both of his upcoming May 20 & 21 sets at the Allstate Arena in the north suburb of Rosemont, IL will be filmed for the show. Although specific TV airing details have yet to be announced, Iglesias is currently amidst his Fluffy Breaks Even Tour, which is presented by Fuse, so odds are the TV network will be showing the special at some point.

The last time Iglesias performed in Rosemont he treated fans to a marathon set that was full of characters, food jokes and humor that the entire family could enjoy. He even tailored certain aspects of his set to include specific bits about Chicago to further the hilarious experience. At a 4,400 capacity, the Rosemont Theatre, where he performed in 2014, is much smaller than the 18,500 capacity Allstate Arena, where he will tape his special, so even more Chicago fans will have the opportunity to witness the epic experience of Fluffy's live show for themselves.

Iglesias has been keeping busy lately with a pilot deal with ABC and a new radio show with SiriusXM. Airing on the Raw Dog Comedy channel, “Gabriel Iglesias; Stand-Up Revolution Radio,” introduces listeners to Fluffy's favorite comedians, new and old. The radio show is based on Iglesias' Comedy Central show of the same name.

After appearing on “Last Comic Standing” in 2006, Iglesias experienced huge success with his debut stand-up special, “Hot and Fluffy,” the following year. “I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy” continued to deliver the laughs, as did his two-part 2013 special “Aloha Fluffy.”

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Gabriel Iglesias Tour Dates

March 5 Ovens Auditorium – Charlotte, NC
March 11 Laredo Energy Arena – Laredo, TX
March 12 Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX
March 13 Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum – Amarillo, TX
March 18 Mirage Casino – Las Vegas, NV
March 19 Mirage Casino – Las Vegas, NV
April 8 Phillips Arena – Atlanta, GA
April 9 Constant Convocation Center – Norfolk, VA
April 14 Holland Performing Arts Center – Omaha, NE
April 15 Family Arena – St. Charles, MO
April 16 Horseshoe Southern Indiana – Elizabeth, IN
April 21 Santander Arena – Reading, PA
April 22 Mohegan Sun Arena – Wilkes Barre, PA
April 23 Petersen Events Center – Pittsburgh, PA
April 28 Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
April 29 Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
April 30 Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
May 1 Wings Event Center – Kalamazoo, MI
May 5 Rancho Mirage – Agua Caliente, CA
May 6 Pala Casino Spa Resort – Pala, CA
May 20 Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
May 21 Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
May 28 Mirage Casino – Las Vegas, NV
May 29 Mirage Casino – Las Vegas, NV
July 29 Demar Batchelor Concert Grounds – Hillsboro, OR
Sept. 4 MGM Grand Theater – Mashantucket, CT