Notre Dame News | January 31, 2018
Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will bring his “One Show Fits All World Tour” to South Bend during Idea Week. He will perform April 23 (Monday) at the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend.
The show is part of Idea Week, a celebration of the innovative, entrepreneurial and creative energy, talent and leadership that is reinvigorating the South Bend-Elkhart region. The University of Notre Dame, along with the city of South Bend, the city of Elkhart and various community organizations and businesses, will host Idea Week April 21-28 (Saturday-Saturday).
The comedian’s appearance serves a strategic purpose for Idea Week planners, according to event director Nick Swisher.
"An essential part of Idea Week is bringing people together into what we term 'productive collisions,' as ideas have a far greater chance of becoming reality when tackled by teams of like-minded people,” Swisher said. “One method for facilitating this is by incorporating fun events like Gabriel Iglesias into Idea Week, where attendees can relax, unwind and meet new people. Some of these people might just be their next business partner.”
Idea Week events will be held at Notre Dame venues and other locations in South Bend and Elkhart and will be open to the public. Other events include a headliner concert; startup competitions offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money; speakers; workshops; and a TEDx event. A primary goal of Idea Week is to introduce entrepreneurs, developers, makers, inventors, designers and investors to each other and to highlight the economic growth and innovation that is moving the region forward.