• Gabriel Iglesias cast in male stripper flick

    Hugely popular comedian Gabriel Iglesias, known equally for his jokes as he is, his girth, has signed on for a role in Steven Soderbergh’s new drama flick about the world of male strippers. Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum, based on the actor’s real-life experiences in the exotic dancing industry. Iglesias will play a strip club DJ and a member of Tatum’s character’s group of friends.

    Also attached to the film are Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Cody Horn. Pettyfer is set to play a young pupil Tatum mentors and Horn will play the female lead role.

    Iglesias had a role in the 2006 film The Surfer King and most recently starred, wrote and produced his own comedy special Hot and Fluffy; he’s even lent his voice to Family Guy and to the Disney series The Emperor’s New School. He stars and hosts the new Comedy Central show Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand-Up Revolution, which will premiere Oct. 6. Iglesias is one of the most lucrative acts working today having sold 122,000 tickets during his latest 70-city tour, the Hollywood Reporter points out.

    You can check out the Fluffy Guy’s voice work skills below.

    Fred Farris

    Fred’s passion for comedy began at an early age when for some reason his father allowed him to watch George Carlin perform his classic "the seven dirty words you can’t say on television" routine. Fred has spent time in Las Vegas running comedy shows at a casino theater and also in Chicago writing about comedy and producing his own live shows. Since moving to Los Angeles in May 2010, he has worked in the live booking department of a major talent agency and currently works for a top talent management and production company.

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