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on April 9, 2013
I was there at this show, and I personally thought Gabriel's energy was a little low. He, Martin and some of the other comedians in his entourage were under the weather and not feeling well. You can hear it in Gabe's voice if you listen carefully. Martin was even encouraging Gabe to cancel, but I'm glad Gabe decided to go on with the show. Having said that I would rate this performance similar to his "Hot and Fluffy". Topics Fluffy covers include some of his experiences with local Hawaiian culture (including some hilarious references, i.e. "shootz & roger dat", "mahu"), his girlfriend, Frankie, and of course, performing for a prince in Saudi Arabia. All of it induces side-splitting laughter.
IMO, the "I'm not Fat I'm Fluffy" performance at El Paso was hands down the best which makes it extremely difficult to follow up. In "Aloha Fluffy", Gabe recycled some material from last year when I saw him in Hawaii, which was slightly disappointing, but hey, it's genuine Fluffy with Fluffy-delivered material. He can tell the same jokes and still make it funny as hell. One of the highlights of the evening was when G. Reilly told HIS side of the "racist gift basket" story. As Gabe puts it, this joke was 7 years in the making!
Overall, this was a great performance, and if you're already a fan, don't hesitate to get this DVD! If you're new to Gabriel's stand-up comedy, I would recommend viewing "Hot and Fluffy" first, followed by "Aloha Fluffy", and end with the best of them all "I'm not Fat I'm Fluffy". As long as you know beforehand that Frankie is Gabriel's adopted stepson, the order of events that unfold in Gabriel's life won't throw you off.