Hugely popular comedian Gabriel Iglesias, known equally for his jokes as he is, his girth, has signed on for a role in Steven Soderbergh’s new drama flick about the world of male strippers. Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum, based on the actor’s real-life experiences in the exotic dancing industry. Iglesias will play a strip club DJ and a member of Tatum’s character’s group of friends.
Also attached to the film are Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Cody Horn. Pettyfer is set to play a young pupil Tatum mentors and Horn will play the female lead role.
Iglesias had a role in the 2006 film The Surfer King and most recently starred, wrote and produced his own comedy special Hot and Fluffy; he’s even lent his voice to Family Guy and to the Disney series The Emperor’s New School. He stars and hosts the new Comedy Central show Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand-Up Revolution, which will premiere Oct. 6. Iglesias is one of the most lucrative acts working today having sold 122,000 tickets during his latest 70-city tour, the Hollywood Reporter points out.
You can check out the Fluffy Guy’s voice work skills below.