Gabriel Iglesias


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Show Summary

Adam starts the show discussing an early morning flight from Tampa, and the conversation he had with August for the umpteenth time. He also talks about a dance party he had with his kids, and complains about an experience he had in Tampa at a local Cuban restaurant. Larry Miller then attempts to play the Hypothetical Road Trip Game.

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias joins the show next, and Adam talks to him about building his audience online and selling out massive venues. He also rants about having to take pictures with fans after the shows, and likes Gabriel’s idea of having your own photographer take pics and make them available the next day. They also talk about his new Comedy Central stand-up series, and making a movie about the life of Channing Tatum.

In the news with Alison, Mexico City lawmakers are creating a temporary marriage license to allow couples 2 years to try things out first. She also talks about a new season and upcoming movie version of Arrested Development, and goes through some of VH1s 100 greatest songs of the 2000’s. Next up is a news story about ‘Sorry You Lost Your Job,’ Hallmark cards, and the show wraps up with the guys discussing the top 10 highest paid TV actresses.


Watch ‘Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution,’ premiering this Thursday at 10pm on Comedy Central. Visit www.FluffyGuy.com for more info.

Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Newsgirl: Alison Rosen
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Researcher: Gary Smith
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. crowTrobot

    Get it on!! Staying up late so I can get this early.

    Got work in 2 hours 🙁

  2. Ernesto

    To bad Alison wasn’t in. I bet she’d be all over this guy like sweat on a fat man.

  3. The Offender
    The Offender10-03-2011

    Gabriel Iglesias is kind of funny. I like him as he is a fat guy that is making money. Not enough of us fat men in the entertainment industry.

    • Docta Dru (FKA F®€#£€¥)
      Docta Dru (FKA F®€#£€¥)10-03-2011

      It’s because they’re generally unpleasant to look at. I can watch an hour of Daniel Tosh for every ten minutes I can stomach Ralphie May, and it isn’t about the material, it’s about the jowels flopping around.

  4. Elias

    Oh man, those urinal dividers are fit for a king. Wish they could install those at my local college and workplace.

  5. Ken's Talk
    Ken's Talk10-03-2011

    Is this the place where the fat chick said we can use the N-word?

  6. NICK

    get it on fluffy power!!!

  7. Matt

    I saw Adam at the Tampa show and I’m actually in the Photo Line image. I’m the tall pale guy in the dark shirt behind the Hispanic looking guy in the front with the black shirt with green writing. Adam signed my book and took a picture with me and my brother (the bald guy to the right of me). I was kicking myself because after the picture I picked up the book and moved on, and my brother who is nowhere near as big a fan of Adam as I am, got a handshake and I didn’t. As I saw him shaking his hand, I was already 3 steps away and said to myself “Fuck, moment has passed”. I did try to chit chat with Adam a bit saying “This is my brother who I annoy repeating all the funny stuff you say” as a joke. Adam was polite and did one of those short non-committal responses which I completely understand since he can’t have a 3 minute conversation with everyone in a line of 200+ people.

    Still, it is very cool of Adam to sign autographs and take pictures with all of his fans at all of his shows. Florida is a desert for good comedy since we are about as far as you can get from California and New York. Most great comedians will come to the state once every 2 to 4 years, and depending on which city they go to you can be looking as a 30 minute to 3 hour drive. I drove an hour to see Patton Oswalt in Orlando within the last year and he was so drained from the flight and lack of sleep from jet lag that he didn’t sign autographs after the show which was a bummer. So I appreciate it even more that Adam does it.

    Also, that picture only shows less then 20% of the people in line. It wasn’t even a line really. After the show everyone mobbed the table before Adam came out, then the head usher tells everyone to line up towards an arbitrary direction and the mob roughly folds. Its not really a “line” when its 5 people thick shoulder to shoulder. Even that thick, the line goes on like 100+ feet all the way back into the theater.

    Anyway, thanks again Adam for being so awesome to your fans. You are actually the first celebrity I have even stood within 10 feet of, much less received an autograph and a picture. I can’t wait for the new book to come out!

  8. Ryan L
    Ryan L10-03-2011

    adam ranting about an airport…unheard of!!!!!

  9. ChipSlap

    LOVE the picture of the cunty restaurant owner. Adam looks like he’s about to burst.
    And look at her fucking gunt!

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle10-03-2011

      That picture says a thousand words.

  10. Jared

    I was just waitin for cherry pie from brian as soon as “strip bar announcer” came out.

  11. Jared

    can we please stop beating up on Alison. Really guys, 8 comments 4 about her being fat, and screwing guys. You guys learn anything from adam? He is a guy that respects women. By the way, you guys didn’t warm up to you precious Teressa for a while, and had danny not been there I am sure you would have beat the shit out of her too. So while she replaced “Sweet Tea” its not Alisons fault.

    • Connard

      Don’t feed the trolls. Ignore them and ignore the fact that each time a bad joke is made about AR, a puppy dies.

  12. Jimbo

    Zip it cunt. Don’t talk shit about AR.

    • Jared


  13. Gary

    Cuban Restaurants are better in St Petersburg than Tampa. Ybor is a crap hole, someone should have directed you somewhere else.

    • nilmot

      Couldn’t agree more about Ybor, that shit stain is only good for getting hepatitis or getting your car broken in to.

      Wrong wrong wrong about the Cuban food though. Really, St Pete? You just can’t get good Cuban from a place that looks like Applebees. You need the ones that look more like a bait store.

  14. snake

    People warmed up to Teresa ?

    Alison rules, but still that tanning comment was funny

  15. Poochie's Uncle
    Poochie's Uncle10-03-2011

    I have to admit, that post made me laugh.

  16. phil landers
    phil landers10-03-2011

    man that was great between Ace and Bald on the “your fired” banter. Good Times

  17. machineman

    Alison, tubby please let adam finish his jokes before you interject with your “I’m trying to be funny” voice

    • nobody cares
      nobody cares10-03-2011


  18. MikeVonZ

    Bonaduce: “Thats a big bitch”

  19. Will T.
    Will T.10-03-2011

    Only Ace can do twenty entertaining minutes on banana chips..He’s like the Rainman of minutia.

  20. Hot Nikks
    Hot Nikks10-03-2011

    I’m pretty sure plantains are starchy like potatoes and not sweet like bananas. I guess folks cook them with a lot of sugar maybe…

    • Sean

      They caramlize them, so yes. Lots of sugar. And they are awful tasty like that. Unless you’re Larry Miller. 🙂

  21. Bud_Smoken

    I miss T!

  22. Gary

    Habana Cafe, in Gulfport/St Pete is much better than anything I tried in Tampa.

    • Anyway

      Hey Adam, if you’re annoyed with Obama coming to town clogging up traffic to raise money, then this would be something you’d get behind: getmoneyout.com

  23. CuzinKevin

    I loved the Tampa story, Ybor City is a shit show. That pictture of Adam & the owner’s Vagomach(Vagina+Stomach) is fantastic. Good times!

  24. Josh

    I got an idea, if you’re having the same conversation to an employee about the same misbehavior. How about you fire their asses? Lord knows you’ve prescribed this to enough people.

  25. machineman

    Hasn’t the show gotten good enough and the guest entertaining enough to where we don’t need alison the tank reading news?

  26. dap

    For the most part I agree with Ace about his thoughts on music but he and Allison are wrong about RHCP.

  27. May Kadoodee
    May Kadoodee10-03-2011

    would someone explain to a computer dumb dumb like me how to put a picture into my avatar?

    • Hot Nikks
      Hot Nikks10-03-2011

      Go to gravatar.com

      • May Kadoodee
        May Kadoodee10-03-2011

        thank you doh ( 8 (|) oh wait, oh drat, my computer at work is restricted to yahoo, Stern and Ace Podcast… I’ll try and do it from home…

  28. young sneezy
    young sneezy10-03-2011

    allison please for the love of god shut up. Hearing you constantly interrupt adam and the flow of the podcast is not worth hearing a few news stories each episode.

  29. danny o.
    danny o.10-03-2011

    My 2 favorite comedians in one room. My head is spinning from all the awesomeness.

  30. machineman

    too bad gabriel just sat there during the news… didnt say much

  31. sfmark

    Wow, that guest sucked….and he’s a “comedian”. Sounded like they interviewed a guy that just put together an insurance seminar for the retired or something…boooorrrriiiing

  32. JimmyK

    @Ernesto and Others

    Get off Allison! Leave her alone.

    Alison is doing a great job and she is very desireable.

    You know, it so much easier to destroy than it is to build.

    • jon

      @ Allison

      You suck. You aren’t funny so I can’t compare you to T.

      You have a gummy smile but we don’t notice that anymore because of your weight.

      Bring back T!!

      • JessMan

        jesus christ shut up. you’re probably one of the assholes that kept railing against t also. fuckwit

        • jon

          Nope, I loved T. Bought her book even though I’m a dude and don’t care about babies. That’s how much I liked her.

  33. Back sack& Ass crack
    Back sack& Ass crack10-03-2011

    Alison,nice hat!

  34. Graham Wellington
    Graham Wellington10-03-2011

    God bless the Internet. Nowhere else could loser guys degrade a chick they have no chance at attaining.

    • jon

      who would want to?

  35. Jill M.
    Jill M.10-03-2011

    I don’t think Allison is annoying or fat or ugly. I do think it’s weird she wore tights and boots all summer though.

  36. Joseph

    Am I imagining things or does Alison have a mustache and beard in that picture?

  37. Paul in NYC
    Paul in NYC10-03-2011

    The horn sample in the Beyonce song is from Chi-Lites’s “Are You My Woman?” 1970.

  38. Sean

    I wonder if Alison knows the s$%t storm she kicked up talking about this comment section. I find it best to get my esteem broken by a bunch of retards like me talking smack all day.

  39. Brett

    At the end when ACE goes I can’t tell your age “between heavy set and Mexican”.

    Yikes – not funny and rude – ACE you can do better!

  40. Mr. Roboto
    Mr. Roboto10-03-2011

    The guest was a comedian?

    • MPG

      MEXICAN comic, sir… It’s what passes for COMIC among Mexicans…..
      Would you call a wheelchair-bound victim “a gimp?”
      How dare you….
      racially insensitive a-hole.

  41. I can do this all day
    I can do this all day10-03-2011

    Somehow I doubt this woman (Cuban restaurant owner) was ever an 8 or a 9.

  42. jorm_valadez

    Alison, I LOVE that OZO shirt!

  43. Dude

    I don’t need to hear the cherry pie drop ever again.

    • nobody cares
      nobody cares10-03-2011


  44. Max

    John Hyatt sucks. Sounds like Jimmy Buffet has a brother.

    • XdanX

      Thank you! NOT INTERESTED.

  45. Anal Ripper
    Anal Ripper10-03-2011

    You can also see how competent a waiter or waitress is by asking for an extra napkin halfway through the meal. You’ll get a napkin from a good server. A bad one will see it as a minor, insignificant request that they’ll try to fit in if they can remember, or if they have the time. Nine times out of ten they forget.

  46. Karl Hungus
    Karl Hungus10-03-2011

    Adam jacked up the road trip game, Larry chose the other guy, c’mon Adam!

  47. Dude

    If there was no Arrested development there wouldn’t be a modern family but Adam has never seen it…

  48. Dave

    Guests like this gives me a good chance to catch up on some old podcast. What’s your favorite?

  49. Payton

    Plantains blow ass!

    • mal

      what’s wrong with you?!!!?

  50. Joey

    Adam – the next time you come to San Jose, look up Habanna Cuba restaurant. By far THE best cuban restaurant ever, and the sweet plantains are to die for.

    Get the Carne con Papas . . . delicious!

  51. david m
    david m10-03-2011

    Adam wake up buddy! Hatin’ on RHCP and U2? If I never heard another John Hyatt song, I’d be ok with it.

    • nobody cares
      nobody cares10-03-2011


    • Joseph

      Chili Peppers fucking suck. You sir don’t know shit about music.

      • david m
        david m10-03-2011

        And you sir, don’t know anything about subtlety. The Chili Peppers may be overrated but they don’t “suck.”

  52. nard

    Vagomach – also know as a FUPA where I’m from – Fat Upper Pussy Area.
    Also I like that this “comedian” attributes his success to accessibility. Have a dream to make the nba or be a big actor?; just sign more autographs than the next guy.
    And the sampling and music. If you don’t get it you are prob unhip and white, its ok. Can’t dismiss the artistic credibility of sampling without dismissing the entire genre of hip-hop. Why cant Ace love John Prine? John Prine is in real life what John Hiatt is in Ace’s mind (imagination) – genuinely talented, funny, intelligent, witty, tuneful. Word

  53. Jessica

    I think it’s hilarious when Adam makes fun of real life people he meets, because I have to wonder if they are listening, and then hearing him make fun of them. Ha ha ha.

  54. TraciD

    OK, I HATE to admit this but I have grown to LIKE (not love) hypothetical road trip again..
    I usually skip this game but just started listening again.

  55. A23Corp

    ePIC leans on Gabriel.

    Developing relationship with the crowds is the key. Democratization of “stardom”.

    This podcast is the inflection point of the revolution.

  56. jasonn

    re: planking/doing #2 in urinal: not original, somebody did it @ my junior high

  57. bluetone


    You have an iPhone. Download the Yelp app, and look at some reviews. That restaurant looks horrid.

    Wait, you never read this…oh well.

  58. murderfan

    Adam should have messed with the waitress and said he was Adam sandaler. or should have said one of the other guys he was with was the celebrety.

  59. TraciD

    Ok, the greeting card bit had me dying!

  60. JimmyK

    I love the ‘Cherry Pie’ drop!

  61. Klng T
    Klng T10-03-2011

    Ha ha, I really fooled everyone here. I am actually a 13 yr old homophobic boy from Valley Viilage. Lol. Gonna ride my bike to the mall after school and hit the food court. My brother used to pick up tail there all the time. He says I am going to be a virgin 4eva cuz I am 280 lbs.

  62. TitoT

    ABBA sucks no matter what you want to call it…

    well, Take a Chance on Me is pretty catchy….

  63. Yakov456

    Fuck, something tells me I’m going to hear about plantains for the next week.

  64. TitoT

    also, you guys are fucking around about alison’s weight, right? she’s a 9 all day long!

  65. May Kadoodee
    May Kadoodee10-03-2011

    9 stone overweight all day long. That’s our Alison.

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee10-03-2011

      Don’t trash my girl you little poser bitch you,
      why I oughta…

  66. KIng T
    KIng T10-03-2011

    Hey fellas – you know what I like!

  67. machineman

    I have a tiny peepeee. I would show it, and prove it, but I am tired of the laughter.

    TACO BELL MATERIAL10-03-2011

    They didn’t bring up necrophilia porn for some reason.

  69. Senor WTF
    Senor WTF10-03-2011

    I know the guest didn’t say anything funny but did he say anything at all?

  70. May Kadoodee
    May Kadoodee10-03-2011

    999 times for lumberjack shirt, looks great

    now if you could just top it off with a Scottish cap

    now I know how corolla became a millionaire

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee10-03-2011

      I’ve got to have more LUMBERJACK

  71. May Kadoodee
    May Kadoodee10-03-2011

    Bernie now on MSNBC: “We’ve got to deal with the crooks on Wall Street.” #OccupyWallStreet

  72. U all R FLUFFERS
    U all R FLUFFERS10-03-2011


    the Fluffer Bunch

    this is the way

    u all became the


    da da da da da dunt dunt

  73. The Offender
    The Offender10-03-2011

    Hank Williams Jr. more like Yank williams JR.

    See u in hell hank, u shitty racist fock

  74. The Offender
    The Offender10-03-2011

    Hank williams jr. just got yanked from monday night opening

    been waiting my entire life for that talentless taint to get off the stage

    ur racism was ur downfall

    see u in hell racist

    yank williams jr fluffers

  75. The Offender
    The Offender10-03-2011


  76. DES

    get Whitman from the old days on the show!!!

  77. Que Pasa
    Que Pasa10-03-2011

    The only people that care about occupy wall street are the 4 hippie morons that are occupying wall street.

  78. Seymour

    What is a fluffer?

  79. Graham Wellington
    Graham Wellington10-03-2011

    Congrats to the Fluffer guy. I’m assuming you’ve joined the workforce and become a functioning member of society, since you didn’t start posting on here till the evening,

    Either that or you slept till 4:00 p.m.

  80. Amanda

    Ace, C’MON! U2 sucks, RHCP are good.

    Alison, you are way too young to diss RHCP. Sorry love.

    I am unemployed, please send me $3, not a card.

  81. Amanda

    Perfect Strangers, Bosom Buddies, than Sex and the City…

    2013 ACETV! Conquer this, than bring us some good old syndicated telly Aceman. You know what we want.

  82. Amanda

    I knew you were going to say Famous Amos before you did, JC ACE, come to Albuquerque!

  83. HookNose

    Allison is far from overweight. Since we now know you read this for sure Allison, the biggest mistake you made was letting the world know that it really got to you, the chubby comments that is. You should have just shrugged it off like Adam said. Now the loser that posted that and many others will know how to get your goat. Baaaaahhhhhh…….. that was a goat sound…. you know you love it. Props to you Allison for being good at what you do, but PLEASE drop the “cunt” signoff….. it really sux.

  84. Amanda

    Hey Alison, ever seen He’s the Mayor? Horrible 80s sitcom, perhaps the most openly racist sitcom ever. Then the mirror side She’s the Sheriff starring Susanne Sommers. Love you A.

    • adamsunibrow

      “Tell Us More Grandpa Carolla.” What!….. the Ace Man doesn’t like any contemporary music. Hyatt sucks and doesn’t have the talent to write a top 40 hit, never mind a top 10.

  85. Ballz

    Adam watches Modern Family and hasn’t seen Arrested Development? Somebody get this man the DVD’s of AD, STAT!

  86. Alison's merkin
    Alison's merkin10-03-2011

    Adam , let the guest put in a word or two .

  87. mel

    Alison’s smart, but her laugh and voice are nails on a chalkboard. she is constantly talking over/interrupting adam, and not understanding a lot of Adam’s jokes and totally ruining the momentum of the show. fan of the podcast, but you need a new news girl. sorry Alison

    • r

      It’s not that big of a deal. And this is coming from someone who is easily annoyed.

    • Stan

      Well I’m not sure how you listened when T was on, because she did everything you said Alison does, but more often.

      Also, Alison’s role is a news girl, but Adam has her on as more of a contributor, if he didn’t he would limit her mic time, but he leaves it open all show.

  88. joker

    Go Detroit Tigers!

  89. felon

    Image 6 of 12 is that Dave Dameshek?

    Behind the girl in the orange pants..

  90. jerk

    Wow, Iglesias really didn’t bring much for a stand up. I guess he’s not an improv guy? Sure, Adam talked over him, as he always does with a guest, but the better guests push through the rants and offer something… anything. GI gave cursory answers to questions and piped up twice in an hour… weak.

  91. adamsunibrow

    Based on Adam’s math, Allison should have no problem adjusting to old age.

  92. Jr College All Star
    Jr College All Star10-04-2011

    I would tap that restaurant owner!

    • felon

      ick!! shes Fat!!

  93. Ian from Baltimore
    Ian from Baltimore10-04-2011

    Uh oh…..Adam is crapping on more musical acts. At least when he was talking about the Chili Peppers, he only half crapped on their stuff.

    And based on that crappy John Hiatt song that was played recently (Pirate Radio) was not great. It wasn’t even good. He sounds like a drunk Randy Newman.

  94. JackAttack

    Did the guest say ANYTHING? Wow, way to know how to jump in there….

  95. Jorge

    I was hopeing Brian would drop the ” Dude are u gay ?? ” drop when lil Sonny picked that song !! haha.. I LOVE Allison !!

  96. mark


    You shouldn’t let any weight comments get to you. Your body is so fucking perfect. And your face is beautiful as well. Most of the people talking shit are just having fun and couldn’t get a girl even close to as hot as you. And please don’t lose weight. You are very well proportioned. No one wants to date a skeleton.

  97. HARGIS!

    THANK YOU so much for coming to TAMPA Mr.Carolla!! The show was AWESOME!!!!! THANK YOU for signing my BOXING GLOVE. I got @ the premiere of the HAMMER in Tampa in 2008!!! HELL I was even in the picture of the signing line!! YEAH!!! GET IT ON!!!!!!!

  98. tickle dick
    tickle dick10-04-2011

    to put it into adam’s words about gabriel iglesias, not much there. Didn’t even said a word. Fuck. Even BB was bringing the funny over this fat fuck.



  100. Sean Hayslett
    Sean Hayslett10-05-2011


    I rescheduled my anniversary trip to Tampa so I could catch your show. It was awesome! Thanks for signing my DVD. I had so much clever shit I wanted to say, but I got up there and totally clammed up. Starstruck I guess, I’m such a dumbass. You thanked us for coming out and I was just like “uh-huh”. At any rate, the show was great, my wife even enjoyed it and she’s a harsh judge of comedy. Thanks for everything and sorry if I came off as rude.

  101. Yog-Sothoth

    This is the first time I’ve ever heard John Hiatt…and hopefully the last. This is what Adam has been ranting about all this time?
    Some music is too complex or intelligent for the dumb masses (Opeth,for example) and gets drowned out in a sea of mindless pop drivel , and then some music just plain sucks (Hiatt, for example) and gets drowned out by superior artists who can write a decent song.
    Hiatt in his time couldn’t compete with much better bands like Springsteen and the Rolling Stones, but if his music had come out today and he couldn’t compete with steaming shit like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, I would totally understand Adam’s stance on the guy.

  102. Roger

    When I heard Adam say “so Allison you got some news” after like 10 minutes I was like, damn, this guest sucks.

  103. Landon

    Bryan was amazing with the greeting card improve. I have not laughed that hard in a long,long time. Thanks for making my day Bald B.

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