Gabriel Iglesias

Roly-poly comic Gabriel Iglesias has no qualms making fun of himself. “A sexy man is going to lie to you, cheat on you, and break your heart,” he says over the phone from Phoenix, during his current tour. “The worst thing I’m going to do is have dinner without you.” He giggles at his own joke. That’s the sort of thing that makes Iglesias so damn loveable. The San Diego native is a bubbly and approachable performer, laughing as often as his audience as he shares anecdotes about struggling to squeeze into the rides at Disneyland and getting pulled over by a cop as he exits the Krispy Kreme drive-thru. As he notes, “I try to make myself as accessible as possible to people.” It’s not just onstage. The last time Iglesias was in town, he hung out in the Moore’s lobby for well over an hour after his show to chat and snap photos with fans. Expect him to do the same tonight. ERIKA HOBART

Sat., Jan. 23, 7 p.m., 2010

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