Comedian Gabriel Iglesias at the Arlington

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias (courtesy photo)

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias (courtesy photo)

Gabriel Iglesias‘s  new world tour, Unity Through Laughter, comes to Santa Barbara this weekend.

Iglesias had a banner year last year,  with Forbes Magazine including him in its “Ones to Watch” list, and The Hollywood Reporter naming him to its “Top Five Grossing Standup Comedians.” In addition, Iglesias’ Comedy Central special Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy premiered this past spring and generated the network’s highest ratings for the year.

Season three of his hit series Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand-Up Revolution airs in spring of 2014 on Comedy Central. In addition, he can currently be heard as one of the voices in the  family film The Nut Job.  He will next be seen in Marlon Wayans’ upcoming film A Haunted House 2 this April. Iglesias’ other recent film credits include this summer’s Disney animated hit film Planes, and he appeared opposite Channing Tatum in  Magic Mike.

Iglesias appears at the Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St.,  on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday February 23 at 7:30 p.m.

—Leslie Dinaberg

Originally published in Santa Barbara SEASONS on February 18, 2014.