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by Garon Cockrell
Gabriel Iglesias: “Aloha Fluffy: Live From Hawaii” DVD Review
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April 2, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Aloha Fluffy: Live From Hawaii is the new stand-up comedy special

by Gabriel Iglesias, known for hosting Stand-Up

, the second season of which was released on DVD

in December. Gabriel Iglesias’ material is mostly long tales, rather than short

jokes. He is a comedian who can really tell a good story. By the way, this is a

nice long performance. Most of these comedy specials are approximately an hour

– this one is 94 minutes (not including the bonus material).

Gabriel Iglesias begins

by talking about Hawaii. One thing I absolutely love about his comedy is his work

with various voices. He can do a wide variety of voices, including very

convincing female voices. Right at the start he does his impersonation of the

tour guide on the bus to a luau: “Welcome

aboard the King Kamehameha Luau Experience… I’m actually from Oregon. But I

have been living here now for three weeks and you only need a few days and

you’re basically a native
.” The audience clearly enjoys all the local

references, including Germaine’s Luau (which Gabriel says is his favorite place

to visit).

He talks about doing a

world tour. The stuff about Singapore is great, and of course it provides a

chance for more voices. His bit about Indian folks trying to rob a bank is

hilarious: “Where did you get the

” “They thought I was tech


He does a long bit about

his fifteen-year-old kid. He mentions that to get your point across to a child

you don’t have to yell or hit the kid. He says, “Embarrassing a kid is the biggest weapon you can have as a parent

that’s legal
.” (I wonder what the kid will think about this DVD.)

He talks about being a

comedian, and tells some anecdotes about his own career, including performing

in Saudi Arabia. That’s a pretty wild story, especially as he had to perform in

a secret place. (One thing I really appreciate about that bit is the not-quite-subtle

rip on FOX News.) And of course this tale provides more opportunities for

different voices. I particularly love his impression of the guy who says that

in the Middle East they’re not angry, they’re just hot. “Look, everybody has a hot face. Hot face. Everybody hot face. I

promise, you give me air conditioning, I am so happy

I also absolutely love his idea of the getting-to-know-a-person

date, which includes getting really drunk, asking questions, and filming it. At

the end he tells the great gift basket story, but this time with a surprise

(which I’m not going to ruin here).

Special Features

This DVD has several

bonus features. The first is Fluffy

Presents Alfred Robles
, which is approximately eight minutes of Alfred

Robles doing stand-up. He did basically this entire routine before, on an

episode of Stand-Up Revolution. (It’s

weird that he would do it again, opening for the same person who hosts that

show. Maybe that’s the only eight minutes he has.)

Encore: Magic Mike Story is Gabriel’s encore from his performance

in Hawaii. It’s approximately sixteen minutes, and features Gabriel talking about

auditioning for a part in the movie Magic

. He talks about his experiences on set. Leonard’s/Malasadas is a bit more of Gabriel’s routine from this

performance that was cut from the show (it’s approximately two minutes).

Fluffy: Behind The Scenes is kind of a video diary of the trip, and

includes footage at the airport, on the airplane, arriving in Hawaii, and doing

press. Gabriel did a show for the military while he was in Hawaii, and there’s

footage of that as well. Plus, there is footage after the main performance. And

there is quite a lot of footage of the pancake challenge from the next day (it’s

pretty gross). This special ends with footage at Germaine’s Luau, which is

cool. (Fluffy: Behind The Scenes is approximately

twenty-five minutes.)

Aloha Fluffy is scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on

April 9, 2013. It will air on Comedy Central on April 7th and April


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