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I started my love affair with stand-up comedy when I saw Robin Williams perform his interview on Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton. Startled out of the calm stupor leaning on sleepiness that normally results from James Lipton's voice and endless stack of blue notecards, I watched Robin Williams command the stage, creating and inventing from what seemed like nothing.
From there I explored Ricky Gervais, stand-up comedian and creator of The Office, Comedy Central's Aziz Anzari, and some of the early Steve Martin.
And then I found Gabriel Iglesias, the Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing comedian.
My first version of this blog article featured me trying to explain what it is about Gabriel that drew me in to his comedy - he wears Hawaiian shirts, he creates characters on stage, he mixes in ideas about immigration and racism. But here's what I realized about Gabriel: he's just darn funny.
In his approachable manner, he invites you to laugh along with him. He posts all of his YouTube videos with a personal note. He invites his audience members to interact with him. In this video, he personally introduces his mother.
I'm hoping that when Gabriel stops by the theater on Saturday, March 3rd at 8pm, I'll get a chance to speak with him. I know that he'll make me laugh.