Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Cam Comedy, 2 Standup Specials

Netflix is lining up even more laughs for viewers with three new projects from comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, including a multi-cam comedy series and two stand-up specials.

In the streaming service’s upcoming Iglesias-led sitcom, titled “Mr. Iglesias,” the comedian plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He teaches gifted, but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.

The first of Iglesias’ two upcoming stand-up comedy specials for Netflix will be taped during “One Show Fits All,” the comedian’s current world tour. The second will be produced at a later date.

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“When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a stand-up comedian or a teacher,” Iglesias said. “Thanks to Netflix for supporting both of my career aspirations.”

Iglesias is one of the most watched stand-up comedians on YouTube with over 365,000,000 views and has over 10 million followers across his social media. He has also headlined and sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York and Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Iglesias film credits include the animated flicks “Coco,” “The Star,” “Ferdinand,” and the upcoming “Show Dogs,” and the live-action movies “Magic Mike XXL,” “A Haunted House 2,” and a “The Fluffy Movie.” On the television, Iglesias had a recent guest spot on “Modern Family.”

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His sixth one-hour comedy special, “I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry,” hit Netflix in 2016.

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Netflix Partners with BuzzFeed for New Documentary Series

BuzzFeed will partner with Netflix on a new original documentary series, the website announced in an internal email on Wednesday.

The series, “Follow This,” will chronicle the lives of journalists as they follow a unique story and from the looks of a Netflix press release — those journalists will mostly work at BuzzFeed.

“No platform for shows [is] bigger than Netflix right now,” said Editor in Chief Ben Smith in the internal company memo, a copy of which was obtained by TheWrap. Smith called the partnership “an auspicious sign of things to come.” Smith also revealed that two episodes had already been filmed and “in the can.”

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One of those episodes was teased by NetFlix themselves Wednesday.

“The first episode, The Internet Whisperers, follows BuzzFeed reporter Scaachi Koul, as she explores the curious world of autonomous sensory meridian response — or ASMR — and some of its most enthusiastic proponents,” a press release from Netflix said.

Simply put, ASMR refers to people who enjoy sensory stimulation and ASMR YouTube videos consist of someone or something creating some form of repetitive noise. A preview of the episode on YouTube reveals Koul listening to a lot of ASMR and describing her experience.

“For me when ASMR works it creates this sort of tingling feeling in my spine and my brain. I have a busy life and a hectic job. This is one thing that quiets my brain,” said Koul.

You can watch the preview above.

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