The InEVitable Podcast Episode 18: Comedia Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias – MotorTrend
Do this right now: open up a web browser and do a Google search for the word “fluffy”. Unless your browser history has weirder than normal stuff, the very first result—top of the page—should be our guest for this episode of the InEVitable—Mr.fluffyguy.com himself, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias.
If you know how the web works, you’ll know this is a huge flex and an incredible feat of internet and social engineering. How did a car-crazy, L.A.-based comedian, whose nickname is the same word my wife uses to describe extra weight around the midsection, manage get his site, name, and likeness to outrank clouds, bunnies, cotton candy, and, well, everything else you might associate with the word fluffy on the almighty Google?
Well, we cover that early in our conversation, but the short answer is: massive popularity. At the time we recorded this episode, Fluffy had over 26 million followers across his social media accounts, including a whopping 11 million on FaceBook, 6 million on TikTok and over 5 million on YouTube. For the record, MotorTrend’s YouTube channel, where you can also watch this episode, has more than Fluffy, but everywhere else, he has us soundly beat.
Speaking of the vodcast, viewers will notice that Jonny and Fluffy are in studio, but I had to dial in via Zoom video conferencing, due to a COVID situation at my house. For those of you listening to us on PodcastOne, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you tune in, you shouldn’t miss a beat. Or awestruck laugh. And there are several, as we go through Fluffy’s car collection, including a couple of fishtank VWs, purchasing rationale when it comes to his love of vintage German and classic muscle cars, as well as his thoughts on going EV, perhaps in the new VW ID.Buzz. This episode is weirder than most, given Fluffy’s energy and enthusiasm, especially when sharing images on his phone! (That we tried to get after the fact to cut into the video, but… it’s a long story.)
We also talk about Fluffy’s next step and rite of passage on his path to comedy world domination. That’s right, a Netflix special is coming out soon, but it wasn’t recorded in some old club or theater. Fluffy went big, real big, Dodger-stadium big. And for an L.A. guy and lifelong fan of Los Doyers, it doesn’t get any bigger than that. You can see Fluffy’s debut on Netflix on October 18.
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