In 2004 Gabriel was crowned the winner of the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition.
In 2007 Gabriel was selected to perform at the HBO/TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. In 2008 he made his debut on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio show, as well as the Bob and Tom T.V. show on WGN America. And in 2009 Gabriel appeared on "Live at Gotham" on Comedy Central.
Gabriel’s material often takes an honest and self-deprecating look at his own life including his marriage. “Really there is nothing better for you as a couple than to be out of shape." Eventually you just get to the point where you say “Well honey looks like we’ve eaten ourselves into a monogamous relationship.”
And his finances. “Looks like my son is gonna get free school lunch just like his daddy . . . and his grandpa. We’ve got free school lunch all the way back to the Mayflower. It’s a proud family. We came over on the short boat.”
Gabriel’s CD "Sometimes Laughter Hurts" was released on Uproar Entertainment, and can be heard on the “Raw Dog” Comedy Channel on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Rutledge makes his home in one in one of the great entertainment capitals of the world: Olympia Washington.