NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for the revolution! Come join the comedy party with Gabriel Iglesias as he hosts COMEDY CENTRAL's brand-new series, "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution." Filmed at Phoenix's newest club, Stand Up Live, the series features stand-up sets from Iglesias and his funniest comedian friends plus music from three-time Grammy® award-winners Ozomatli, the house band. "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution" premieres the first of six episodes on Thursday, October 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
On "Stand-Up Revolution," Iglesias opens each of the six episodes with all-new material and introduces different stand-up guests during each show. Comedian and long-time friend, Martin Moreno, is the show announcer and guest commentator, occupying his own podium next to Iglesias throughout the series. Other comics appearing in the series include: Cristela Alonzo, Zhivago Blea, Tommy Chunn, Joey CoCo Diaz, Dillon Garcia, Dennis Gaxiola, Noe Gonzalez, Rick Gutierrez, Maz Jobrani, Shaun Latham, Rudy Moreno, Larry Omaha, Carlos Oscar, Alfred Robles, Cleto Rodriguez, Edwin San Juan, Paul Varghese and Thea Vidale.
In the premiere episode, Iglesias takes the audience through a particularly eventful tour stop in Arizona, complete with audio-visual aids and explains the inspiration for shooting the series in Phoenix, Arizona. The premiere closes with the debut of the music video for "Hey, It's Fluffy," written and performed by house band, Ozomatli and featuring cameos by many of the comics appearing on the series this season.
cc.com/revolution will be the digital home for "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution." The site will feature previews from upcoming episodes, exclusive behind the scenes videos with Iglesias and the cast, as well as highlights from past episodes. cc.com/revolution will be Fluffy fans' go-to-guide for information on Iglesias, all featured comedians and the series.
On November 15, "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution" will be released in North America on DVD by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. The uncensored two disc set featuring over 40 minutes of new material from Iglesias, includes extended episodes with over two hours of content not appearing in the broadcast episodes, outtakes and the music video for the show's theme song, "Hey It's Fluffy." The release coincides with the broadcast finale and hits stores just in time for holiday gift giving.
Known as the "fluffy" comic in a Hawaiian shirt, Iglesias' animated comedy style combining storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects has earned him national crossover appeal, making him popular among fans of all ages. Iglesias has starred in two COMEDY CENTRAL one-hour specials, both of which had corresponding DVDs. His most recent release, "I'm Not Fat… I'm Fluffy" debuted in 2009 and his first special/DVD "Hot & Fluffy" was released in 2007. Iglesias has sold over one million DVD & Blu-ray units to date.
Iglesias' television credits include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," FOX TV's "The Family Guy," "Good Morning America" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." He has also headlined the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto. In 2009, Gabriel had the unique opportunity to be the headliner at the Amman Jordan Comedy Festival, the first of its kind in the Arab world – he recently returned to Amman Jordan for a second visit in 2010. Iglesias' world tour performances include locations such as Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Khobar, Qatar and Dubai.) On November 5, Iglesias begins his European tour of Sweden, Norway, Netherlands Belgium and England, his 2011 touring activities conclude with the concert at the prestigious Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles on December 30. This event is sure to be a blast for all of Iglesias' fans.
The series is executive produced by Triage Entertainment.
SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications