Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias sits down with Daniel to discuss his first stand-up concert film, The Fluffy Movie. Gabriel highlights his journey through comedy and gives insight into that mysterious monster named Showbiz. This episode is short, sweet, and packed (kind of like Fluffy)!
I’m home from my month of travels. It’s vital to get outside of your (sand) castle walls.
I drove from Miami to LA, then spent 10 days in Denver. I met incredible people, saw beautiful Earth, and most importantly got to soak in the juices of actual comedy towns. It was so revitalizing, but also addicting.
Denver! I went there booked on one showcase, and ended up getting up EIGHT times. My very own comedy Hanukkah. A festival of lights (to get offstage)! There were more rooms than I could do, and getting up three times in one night isn’t the eclipse-rarity event it is in Miami. I was even told the tale of a sixer. Gives me sizzles in my gutty-feels. In a world of NY vs. LA – Denver is a swingin’ option C.
After 7 years my thirst has grown beyond what Miami can slake. As a comedy-tree I have grown thick roots and a hearty stalk (heh), but no flowers. I need to blossom, flourish, and other words you might misconstrue sexually. I need more soil, water, and sunlight. That means stages, effort, and the warm glow of a supportive scene.
I hit the street for Miami New Times to check out 4th of July in Miami during the World Cup. Get a taste of Bayside, the beautiful, bustling, tourist-heavy area across from Miami’s downtown on Biscayne Bay. Make Tio Samuel proud!
Eric Gil is moving to LA. Arriving on the scene from Orlando he quickly became a local favorite. So that means he’s outta here, now fully marinated in Miami mojo. Get to know this great comic as we talk teaching, comedy contests, and making the big move. And you will call him E-GIL-EYES.
“When are you going to move?” “Why are you still here?”
I get asked those questions all the time, and not just because I fall asleep at drive-thrus. It usually refers to moving to a bigger city for stand-up comedy. I always say I’m the type to stay too long rather than leave too soon. I feel it has benefited me to cut my teeth here, but it may be time to start LeBronning this shit. Starting with a leg cramp- ayyyy!
There are many cities for showbiz, but it all comes down to the big two: Aberdeen, South Dakota and Dinwiddie, Virginia. Aberdeen is of course known for their hospital and wheat farms, but you can’t beat Dinwiddie for the foliage and Civil War reenactments. I don’t know how everyone makes it so easy.
Recently two great comics and cohosts of mine are out of the 305. My Gringo BINGO cohost Irene Morales just moved to NYC, and my Elwood’s Pub cohost John Wynn is about to head to LA. I wish them the best, and will try not to feel pressured to leave immediately. Everyone is on their own journey. Except for John Wynn actually, cause I’m going to drive with him to LA. Adventure! I’ll be out of Miami for most of August.
I’ll be these places at these times. Podcasts inevitable:
Aug 8 – Driving cross-country with John Wynn, as he moves to LA.
Aug 10 – Houston
Aug 14 -18- LA (Doing a spot at Flappers in Burbank the 16th at 8pm)
Aug 18 – Miami – for a few sweet humid days.
Aug 21-31 – Denver – (w/ Adrian Mesa at the High Plains Comedy Festival)
Jim Breuer! Goat Boy himself speaks with Daniel about getting his comedy start in FL, becoming a suburbanite, and branching out into writing, filmmaking, and his upcoming heavy metal comedy album. Plus catch up with Daniel’s new projects as he turns 29.