Gabriel Iglesias on becoming the 10th comedian to perform solo at Madison Square Garden

On Friday, Gabriel Iglesias became only the 10th stand-up comedian to ever play the full arena at New York City’s Madison Square Garden as a solo headliner.

Iglesias put that feat into perspective in a brief note to fans.

As comedians we have a list of goals in our career.
-Make people laugh
-Do The Tonight Show
-Get a 1hr special
-Be on a sitcom
-Be in a movie
-Star in a movie
-Perform at Madison Square Garden

Tonight we complete the list 18 years and 7 days after I first hit the stage in April of 1997.

Thank you to everyone who has ever let me make them laugh. You made my dreams come true. Monday I’m setting some new goals in my life. I love you all.

The other stand-ups to headline the full MSG arena: Steve Martin, Andrew Dice Clay, Dane Cook, Chris Rock, Eddie Izzard, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Russell Peters and Louis CK. Half of those performances have come in just the past two years.

Sean L. McCarthy

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