With Netflix’s unwritten but established motto to make a mark on all forms of television shows still in place, they have spread their influence far and wide beyond what their scope initially was. Now some of the best television shows that we watch are made by the streaming giant. Following Netflix’s footsteps, other companies like Hulu and Amazon have also thrown their hats into the ring. With Netflix taking up the responsibility of showcasing some of the most famous comedians’ stand-up specials and doing a fabulous job with it, they greenlit ‘Mr. Iglesias‘, a scripted comedy series where the famous stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias plays the role of a teacher who works at a public high school. He has a soft corner for kids who are talented but do not fit into the scheme of the things the school authorities consider normal. He helps these kids in bringing out the best out of themselves.
If you loved watching this show and are looking for more titles that explore similar themes and ideas, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Mr. Iglesias’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Mr. Iglesias’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
8. All About The Washingtons (2018)
‘All About The Washingtons’ is a Netflix original comedy series starring the famous rapper Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons in the leading role. Rev Run plays the role of a rapper called Joey Washington, someone who has been in the game for far too long, and now has decided to stay at home and help raise his children. However, he did not realize that once he retires, his wife will start to work towards her own ambition of becoming an entrepreneur. Now the entire responsibility of the house falls on Joey, something he is not used to. The series has autobiographical references to Rev Run and his family of established musicians. ‘All About The Washingtons’ was not positively received by critics, and was canceled by Netflix after the first season itself.
7. Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution (2011-2014)
This entry on the list is for the fans who have not watched Gabriel Iglesias doing what he does best — stand-up comedy. In this show, Iglesias works as the host of a live comedy program where he makes a few lesser known comedians come up to perform and introduces them himself. However, it is always Iglesias who performs first before the others are given a chance. Interestingly enough, Iglesias first started doing this at venues larger than comedy clubs with a few younger comedians. When the show kicked off, Comedy Central took notice and offered Iglesias a TV show. Critics also responded positively to the show upon its release.