New stars recommended to you by DC Improv headliners. Martin Moreno and Alfred Robles (Fuse TV, Comedy Central) get the nod from Gabriel Iglesias!April 5
In 2017, the DC Improv celebrates its 25th anniversary by remembering the past –- and looking to the future. The Next Wave series features rising stars, recommended to us (and you) by some of our favorite DC Improv headliners. These are performers that comedy fans will be talking about for years to come, and this is your chance to see them up close at one of the most respected comedy venues in America.
Martin Moreno and Alfred Robles have made laid-back comedy into an art form. Their good-natured teasing and riffing have wowed audiences coast to coast, both on stand-up stages and on the “Fluffy Breaks Even” TV show. They come recommended to you by Fluffy himself … their longtime touring partner, Gabriel Iglesias!
Martin Moreno: Mix brash, ballsy, crass and downright hilarious and you get one of the hottest touring comedians today - Martin Moreno. Martin's comedy career didn't begin until he was in his early 30's, and by that time he had a freakishly distinct point of view of his life. His two failed marriages gave him an alternative and hysterical definition of "soul mates." Moreno’s comedy touches on his personal life and insecurities, resulting in a funny, intelligent, analytical view of how growing up in the 80's molded him to be - the badass, nonchalant and laid back adult he is today. Moreno has toured nationally and internationally with comedian Gabriel Iglesias for 15 years where he has gained his own legion of hardcore fans. Moreno’s adult oriented style of comedy is not for the faint hearted, but his diehard fans just can’t seem to get enough of him. He connects with his audiences on and off stage, making them feel like they’ve known him all their lives. You might hear the signature battle cry “Marteeeen!” from fans in countries as far as Amsterdam and Australia. Moreno is currently on the road with Iglesias for the #FluffyBreaksEven World Tour.
Alfred Robles: Once the police academy kicked Alfred Robles out, he was able to follow his true passion of comedy. Since that fateful day, Alfred has developed his own brand of comedy that is characterized by the good-humored teasing of everyone whom he can think of. After two years of professional comedy, Alfred landed two big shows, the “Loco Comedy Jam” and the “Latino Laugh Festival.” The following years would blow his first two years of comedy out of the water. Alfred was able to show off his immense talent to Gabriel Iglesias who was more than impressed. He has toured with Gabriel since 2010 and can currently be seen on Gabriel Iglesias’ #FluffyBreaksEven World Tour based on the FUSEtv show Fluffy Breaks Even. Alfred was then catapulted to new heights and was seen on NUVO tv’s, “Stand Up and Deliver, STARZ’s “Staaand Upp,” and “Comedy.TV with Byron Allen.” Gabriel then asked Alfred to come back and appear on the hit TV show “Stand-Up Revolution” and in “The Fluffy Movie.” Alfred can be seen touring around the country and in his home town of Los Angeles.
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Gabriel Iglesias has been described as a witty, electrifying and talented performer, who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience. His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit: a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal experiences to life. Gabriel's unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.
On his way to the top, Gabriel was a regular at the Improv for years. Today he's mostly performing in theaters -- but every now and then he'll stop by for another jam-packed show.