Absolute Comedy Great Gilbert Gottfried, RIP, After a Long Fight With Muscular Dystrophy

Straight up one of the funniest human beings on the earth. One of the few guys who could make you laugh so hard you wanted him to stop.

Or, he could be so annoying that you wanted him to stop. Sometimes he'd just be cracking himself up.


Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian, "Aladdin" star and owner of one of the most iconic voices in Hollywood, has died after battling a long illness, his family announced Tuesday. He was 67.

His publicist told the Washington Post that he died due to complications from muscular dystrophy.

"We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert's honor," his family wrote on Twitter.

I met Gilbert Gotfried on the street one time in around 2005. He was more than willing to talk with me for about ten minutes.

One thing I told him was: I try to find out where you're appearing, but I can't find the information. Other comedians have websites where they post upcoming club dates; you should do that.

In the Gilbert Gottfried voice you all know, he tilted his head to one side, abashed, and said, "Yeahhhh, you're right, I really have to look into getting one of those."

Remember, this was around 2005. The internet was not completely new at this time. The idea of putting up a GilbertGottfried.com site with his club dates should not have been a newsflash.

But I think he just was only about comedy, not about business.

Here's his real voice, by the way. He didn't give he me the real voice; he kept to the kayfabe.

He uses his real voice, mostly, describing his horrible year as the replacement cast on Saturday Night Live, after the originals left.

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Oh, I completely forgot his roast appearances!


His roast of George Takei. Very, very NSFW.. Gilbert spends a bit of time on the "gay" angle, if you can believe that.

And then he actually gets into more NSFW areas.

His roast of Joan Rivers, though the opening roast of emcee Kathy Griffin is worth the click itself.

Posted by: Ace at 06:14 PM




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1 Damn

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:16 PM (dscaa)

2 Another legend gone. I think that's it now.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:17 PM (dscaa)

3 After Norm died, I designated him the funniest living comedian. Now the fuck what

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:18 PM (dscaa)

4 We loved him on Leno.

Posted by: Ciampino at April 12, 2022 05:19 PM (qfLjt)

5 RIP indeed

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at April 12, 2022 05:19 PM (XvPQV)

6 Sadness. Guy killed me every damned time.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2022 05:20 PM (DOReJ)

7 Actually one of his funniest jokes involved muscular dystrophy.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:21 PM (dscaa)

8 >>>7 Actually one of his funniest jokes involved muscular dystrophy.


I never heard it. One of Norm MacDonald's funniest jokes near the end of his life was about cancer.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2022 05:22 PM (0G13K)

9 Another grim milestone. Comedy is dying on FJBs watch.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2022 05:23 PM (qnVBz)

10 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - FJB at April 12, 2022 05:23 PM (Zz0t1)

11 He contracted MS from Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Posted by: MesterJeger at April 12, 2022 05:23 PM (/x3pV)

12 He was one of the first cancel culture victims.

He did his usual bit on The Howard Stern show, but made some 'disparaging' jokes about Japanese people.

He lost his Aflac gig shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Sponge - FJB at April 12, 2022 05:24 PM (Zz0t1)

13 RIP Gilbert.

I remember his bit "Ned Beatty gets phone call about part in Deliverance movie." I couldn't breath I was laughing so hard.

Posted by: WisRich at April 12, 2022 05:24 PM (G0vdT)

14 His joke about the Empire State Building, goes from meh to hilarious when you consider the reaction of the dolled-up dressed up audience.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2022 05:24 PM (44ww/)

15 Oh, that's too bad. Always liked him.

May angels guide and protect his soul on its way home.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at April 12, 2022 05:24 PM (k4dH2)

16 That bit with him reading from Fifty Shades of Grey is astonishingly funny. I'd seen him for years on Married With Children and on Svengoolie. I had no idea of his age.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 12, 2022 05:25 PM (txdEq)

17 Gilbert roasts Sulu: https://tinyurl.com/2dseez6w

NSFW. Heh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 12, 2022 05:25 PM (Xrfse)

18 I don't like screaming 'comedians'.
I liked this guy.
RIP

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at April 12, 2022 05:25 PM (QjuLe)

19 RIP GG. Norm, Saget, now him...

Posted by: Zeera at April 12, 2022 05:25 PM (eFR3E)

20 19 RIP GG. Norm, Saget, now him...
Posted by: Zeera at April 12, 2022 05:25 PM (eFR3E)
---

Well, the rule of three is kinda a keystone of comedy.

Posted by: WisRich at April 12, 2022 05:26 PM (G0vdT)

21 I never heard it. One of Norm MacDonald's funniest jokes near the end of his life was about cancer.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2022 05:22 PM (0G13K)

They were talking about how Michael Douglas got throat cancer from orally satisfying Catherine Zeta Jones. He said something like: "Throat cancer from cunnilingus? I'd eat out her ass for muscular dystrophy! ".

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:27 PM (dscaa)

22 i added his roast of bob saget

which is one of those cases of just repeating the same joke over and over until it's funny

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2022 05:27 PM (0G13K)

23 >>NSFW.


Fantastic.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2022 05:27 PM (DOReJ)

24 TOO SOON, Gilbert.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 12, 2022 05:27 PM (44ww/)

25 God speed, funny man.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 12, 2022 05:27 PM (3TihK)

26 Ah man. USA Up All Night made me the man I am today. RIP my perverted little soulmate.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at April 12, 2022 05:28 PM (skejd)

27
I have no clue how someone with such an annoying voice could make me LOL but he certainly could.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 12, 2022 05:28 PM (dQvv7)

28 Including Norm Macdonald -- the Kings of Too Soon:

https://twitter.com/toaster_headd/status/
1513961337470156800

[7:18 minutes]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at April 12, 2022 05:28 PM (UHVv4)

29 He will be missed. I remember him from USA Up All Night. It's always the good ones.

Posted by: ChockyChockyChip at April 12, 2022 05:28 PM (ufJfM)

30 RIP Gilbert, I was one of the ones on the laugh side.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 12, 2022 05:29 PM (lgeFv)

31 About the only funny thing he's ever done.
Good riddance.

Posted by: Jay Mao at April 12, 2022 05:29 PM (qq4DU)

32 Gottfried at the Joan Rivers roast.

https://youtu.be/UuXgsE9BvH0

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 12, 2022 05:29 PM (3TihK)

33 Just last week, he had a short promo video for Fox's Masked Singer showing his support for the Hydra (spoiler alert) later revealed to be Pen and Teller. RIP

Posted by: Leland at April 12, 2022 05:30 PM (IG4sd)

34 His quips in between classics like "The Van", "Satan's Cheerleaders" and "Meatballs 3" were hilarious.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at April 12, 2022 05:31 PM (skejd)

35 Gilbert roasts Sulu: https://tinyurl.com/2dseez6w

NSFW. Heh.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 12, 2022 05:25 PM (Xrfse)



"Ok, who farted?"

LMFAO.

Posted by: Sponge - FJB at April 12, 2022 05:32 PM (Zz0t1)

36 He was funny. This is sad news.
In happy news, today a bird pooped on Brandon's shoulder while he was in public trying to form words

Posted by: Fool Otto at April 12, 2022 05:33 PM (DB16e)

37 ... ...the Kiss of Death.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at April 12, 2022 05:33 PM (UHVv4)

38 Guy had a great schtick. RIP.

Posted by: ShainS -- Teacher Breacher & Groomer Tumor are the new Stranger Danger at April 12, 2022 05:35 PM (614UO)

39 RIP sir

Iago is speechless today.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2022 05:35 PM (erOei)

40 About the only funny thing he's ever done.
Good riddance.
--------------------
ROTFLMAO!!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at April 12, 2022 05:36 PM (UHVv4)

41 the Kiss of Death.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at April 12, 2022 05:33 PM (UHVv4)

Heh

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:36 PM (dscaa)

42 Gilbert roasts Sulu: https://tinyurl.com/2dseez6w

NSFW. Heh.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

Why would the Friar's Club roast Sulu?

A minor actor with a minor part in Star Trek.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2022 05:37 PM (Msys3)

43 His Norm MacDonald show made my face and stomach hurt from laughing.

Todd Glass said Gilbert made him laugh harder than anyone else.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 12, 2022 05:37 PM (lsaG7)

44 . RIP

Posted by: runner at April 12, 2022 05:37 PM (YLqwM)

45 qq4DU


Everyone else must be wrong, then. GFY.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2022 05:37 PM (qnVBz)

46 I saw him live once, warming up the audience at a taping of the Max Headroom talk show, and sad to say, he bombed. I think it might have been because he had to keep it clean. My favorite GG performance on YouTube is his reading of Fifty Shades of Grey. Don't miss it! Rest in peace, obnoxious loud funny dude.

Posted by: werewife, princess of Delray Beach at April 12, 2022 05:38 PM (1QBMw)

47 I saw him at a comedy club in Colorado Springs. He was hilarious. A lot of the audience couldn't keep up with his pseudo-chaotic pseudo-non-sequitorial patter.

Posted by: Minuteman at April 12, 2022 05:38 PM (LaNzR)

48 Gilbert was willing to offend, even at the cost of his jobs/popularity/social credit score.

DAMN few comedians today are willing to do that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at April 12, 2022 05:38 PM (XvPQV)

49 It is amazing that he made a lifetime career out of that character.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2022 05:39 PM (qnVBz)

50 If you haven't seen the Roseanne roast take the time to see it, at least his part. His "Rosilla" bit was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. The guy was a genius.

Posted by: Grunt2Jag at April 12, 2022 05:39 PM (52QgA)

51 Jay Mao...

Wow Sunshine, who pissed in your Wheaties? Bruce Jenner?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2022 05:39 PM (erOei)

52
His act was never my cup of tea, but always seemed like a nice guy behind the abrasive stage persona.

RIP, Gilbert.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2022 05:39 PM (SKVme)

53 "Thank you, mein Further"

-- Gilbert to Donald Trump.

Hilarious.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 12, 2022 05:40 PM (lt+xH)

54 When I heard his 50 Shades of grey thing I literally had tears running down my face.

Rest in Peace.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 12, 2022 05:40 PM (xPJvm)

55 There are still some funny clips out there on UBoob of Glibert on the Howard Stern show. These were in the 90s and early zeros, before Stern completely went off the rails.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 12, 2022 05:41 PM (Xrfse)

56 Why would the Friar's Club roast Sulu?
A minor actor with a minor part in Star Trek.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2022 05:37 PM


Don't forget his minor role in The Green Berets.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 12, 2022 05:41 PM (a3Q+t)

57 Don Rickles and Gilbert Godfrey are probably killing them in Heaven now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2022 05:42 PM (erOei)

58 The hot dogs taste like shit.

Posted by: Gilbert Gottfried and the punchline at April 12, 2022 05:42 PM (lt+xH)

59 I always found him annoying. I could not stand his voice or face. RIP anyway.

Posted by: Noah Bawdy at April 12, 2022 05:43 PM (qN57K)

60 Was never a fan but he seems like a decent fellow. RIP.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2022 05:44 PM (nxdel)

61 12 He was one of the first cancel culture victims.

He did his usual bit on The Howard Stern show, but made some 'disparaging' jokes about Japanese people.

He lost his Aflac gig shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Sponge - FJB at April 12, 2022 05:24 PM (Zz0t1)

Yeah, AFLAC. They got rid of him, but he will always be the voice of that duck to me.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 12, 2022 05:45 PM (ynpvh)

62 Don Rickles and Gilbert Godfrey are probably killing them in Heaven now.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2022 05:42 PM (erOei)



It seems that might get them kicked out.

Posted by: Sponge - FJB at April 12, 2022 05:45 PM (Zz0t1)

63 IDK. he was polarizing to say the least. But I did like his bit in Beverly Hills Cop where he's like "you know, sometimes you have something in this hand and you're so interested in that hand that you forget about what's in the other hand..."

Posted by: sockamster at April 12, 2022 05:45 PM (OuH7W)

64 He was great as Uncle Carlton's nephew on Wings. I think nephew.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 12, 2022 05:45 PM (bv+Jn)

65 In his heyday thought he was quite funny, kinda wore off maybe

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 05:46 PM (2JoB8)

66
AFLAC!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 12, 2022 05:46 PM (PgFwl)

67 I remember when Gilbert and Howard Stern called Jerry Seinfeld and filled up his answering machine with the funniest shit.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2022 05:47 PM (xPl2J)

68 There are still some funny clips out there on UBoob of Glibert on the Howard Stern show. These were in the 90s and early zeros, before Stern completely went off the rails.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 12, 2022 05:

His Dracula impression was so stupid it was hilarious.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 12, 2022 05:47 PM (bv+Jn)

69 48 Gilbert was willing to offend, even at the cost of his jobs/popularity/social credit score.

DAMN few comedians today are willing to do that.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at April 12, 2022 05:38 PM (XvPQV)

I believe almost all humor is based on cruelty. Whether you are cruel to a spouse, ethnic group, friend... or like Rodney Dangerfield, you make fun of yourself... there has to be a target.

Even slapstick... look at the Stooges, Keystone Cops, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby....

So, if you can't tell a joke because it 'might' offend someone... ie be cruel to someone... it just ain't funny... and comedy dies.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 12, 2022 05:48 PM (oHd/0)

70 Gilbert on Stern had that rare ability to take a joke, beat it to death until you couldn't breathe or believe it, then magically revive it again like the Walking Dead and make you piss your pants until you were nearly dead from dehydration. Norm made me laugh more, but no one ever made me laugh harder than Gilbert.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:48 PM (dscaa)

71 Don't forget his minor role in The Green Berets.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 12, 2022 05:41 PM (a3Q+t)

And The Final Countdown.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 12, 2022 05:49 PM (qyH+l)

72 I saw a documentary about him called Gilbert a few months ago on Tubi or some such. Seemed like a very shy, sort of autistic guy.

Hilarious stuff when he was in a hotel with a convention of military reenactors in Illinois.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 12, 2022 05:50 PM (lt+xH)

73 I grew up on USA Up All Night. Very talented funny guy. He was weird during a time it was ok to be weird and different, not so much these days. All weird and different is bad as judged by our female overlords.

Anyway, comedy died in 2004. John Kerry's loss killed it off. That's why I hate horses.

Posted by: I'm a young 29 at April 12, 2022 05:50 PM (eIw+u)

74 re 12: the joke was after the tsunami: Japan is a very advanced country. You don't need to go to the ocean, the ocean comes to you.

[something like that]

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 12, 2022 05:51 PM (Ynyl9)

75 74 re 12: the joke was after the tsunami: Japan is a very advanced country. You don't need to go to the ocean, the ocean comes to you.

[something like that]
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 12, 2022 05:51 PM (Ynyl9)

I think it was: "The great thing about breaking up with your Japanese girlfriend, is you just wait a half hour and another one comes floating by."

(This is after footage of dead Japanese people floating in the water hit the news)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at April 12, 2022 05:53 PM (XvPQV)

76 Howard Stern has never been personally funny. He knew how to run the circus though of a lot of funny people including Gilbert.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 12, 2022 05:53 PM (bv+Jn)

77 Tough couple of years for comedians. He was "I can't believe he said that" funny. You'd be horrified and laughing your ass off at the same time.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at April 12, 2022 05:53 PM (Bg/TD)

78 Reputedly did one of the funniest, raunchiest versions of the Aristocrats

Posted by: Kaiju66 at April 12, 2022 05:55 PM (OuFlM)

79 The day Colin Quinn dies will be bad for me. My older siblings kept the tv on MTV and loved Colin Quinn as I do.
I would love for Colin Quinn to pull a Dennis Miller and get on radio or a podcast where listeners can call in to talk him up and set him up for jokes.

Posted by: I'm a young 29 at April 12, 2022 05:56 PM (eIw+u)

80 I do think most of Gilbert I heard was on Stern's show

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2022 05:56 PM (2JoB8)

81 AFLAC got rid of him and took on a black guy who they literally have dance around and say things that might as well be "I loves me some monies!!!" during football season. I think the HBCU marching band following him around during the commercials even have dollar signs on their drums and uniforms.

But Gilbert was offensive or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The Black family survived slavery but not welfare at April 12, 2022 05:57 PM (bm04m)

82 One classic bit was a woman named Deborah who called into Stern offended by a Gilbert's jokes about the Holocaust (yes) and before she hung up, she insisted her name was pronounced De-*bor*-ah.

He turned it into a Dracula Gottfried bit, which he has already run well into the ground, because De-bor-ah sounded like a Transylvanian accent. It was tear inducing.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:58 PM (dscaa)

83 My kids know him from a PBS kids show that he supplied his voice to 15-20 years ago, Cyberchase. When I first overheard his character on the show, I immediately said, "That's Gilbert Gottfried".

RIP

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 12, 2022 05:59 PM (TNyrE)

84 Takei's role in The Final Countdown must have been so minor I can't find it in IMDB.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 12, 2022 06:00 PM (qyH+l)

85 RIP, Gilbert.

He was one of my favorites.

Posted by: Axeman at April 12, 2022 06:01 PM (krQz2)

86 re 83: it's still on.

"You mean if you multiply 8 times 4, you get the same answer you get when you multiply 4 times 8?"

stuff like that.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 12, 2022 06:01 PM (Ynyl9)

87 Hickory Dickory Fred,
Gilbert Gottfried is dead.

Oh, I fucked him both!

Posted by: Andrew Dice Clay at April 12, 2022 06:02 PM (R/m4+)

88 George was not in the final countdown.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2022 06:02 PM (u73oe)

89 I believe almost all humor is based on cruelty. Whether you are cruel to a spouse, ethnic group, friend... or like Rodney Dangerfield, you make fun of yourself... there has to be a target.

Even slapstick... look at the Stooges, Keystone Cops, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby....

So, if you can't tell a joke because it 'might' offend someone... ie be cruel to someone... it just ain't funny... and comedy dies.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 12, 2022 05:48 PM (oHd/0)
--------
In many ways, this too is the story of Ace's success.

Posted by: ShainS -- Teacher Breacher & Groomer Tumor are the new Stranger Danger at April 12, 2022 06:02 PM (614UO)

90 That sucks.

His bit during the Joan Rivers roast is some of the worst, funniest, crudest stuff I've ever heard.

I listen to it often.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at April 12, 2022 06:03 PM (TU8Tj)

91 re 82: I'm pretty sure I remember that. I believe the woman worked for movie director Amy Heckerling.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 12, 2022 06:03 PM (Ynyl9)

92 The day Colin Quinn dies will be bad for me. My older siblings kept the tv on MTV and loved Colin Quinn as I do.
I would love for Colin Quinn to pull a Dennis Miller and get on radio or a podcast where listeners can call in to talk him up and set him up for jokes.
Posted by: I'm a young 29 at April 12, 2022 05:56 PM (eIw+u)

I played a few games of basketball with Colin in the late 80's . Wasn't very good but a really nice guy.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 12, 2022 06:03 PM (bv+Jn)

93 Howard Stern has never been personally funny. He knew how to run the circus though of a lot of funny people including Gilbert.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

No, he never has been. Plus, he cannot take a joke, which comedians and people who like to dish it out are suppose to take it and laugh.
Plus, his hair and head and face looks like the result of a 2k front hole surgery.
Fuck that granny tranny looking MoFo.

Posted by: I'm a young 29 at April 12, 2022 06:04 PM (eIw+u)

94 I still tell people " Oh, oh, oh. Come right in. Don't let the fact that my door's closed dissuade you in any way from entering my office." on the regular.

Posted by: Hurricane567 at April 12, 2022 06:04 PM (oPS4V)

95 Hate to see it.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at April 12, 2022 06:05 PM (QYPq3)

96 Thanks for posting these bits. Gilbert was true freestyle. Reminds me of Don Rickles.

Posted by: Head puddi at April 12, 2022 06:06 PM (xMh1R)

97 you don't really come here to go hunting, do you?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 12, 2022 06:06 PM (Ynyl9)

98 Jim Geraghty and Jeff B are very upset about it too.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at April 12, 2022 06:08 PM (UHVv4)

99 Voice like a steel file on your spine.

Still not as annoying as Sean Hannity.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2022 06:09 PM (F/J1O)

100 3 After Norm died, I designated him the funniest living comedian. Now the fuck what
Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:18 PM (dscaa)

Dennis Miller is still alive for the moment.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2022 06:10 PM (F/J1O)

101 NY Lt Gov Benjamin has resigned after he was indicted for shenanigans with campaign money.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at April 12, 2022 06:10 PM (sWM8x)

102 I played a few games of basketball with Colin in the late 80's . Wasn't very good but a really nice guy.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

Kinda jelly rn.
What was the MTV game show he hosted? And isn't that show where Adam Sandler made his debut?

Posted by: I'm a young 29 at April 12, 2022 06:11 PM (eIw+u)

103 Is Gilbert getting the love his peers gave to Bob Saget?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 12, 2022 06:11 PM (bv+Jn)

104 101 NY Lt Gov Benjamin has resigned after he was indicted for shenanigans with campaign money.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at April 12, 2022 06:10 PM (sWM8x)

You'd think being arrested would have done the trick.

Plus, how bad did it have to be to be a dem and get arrested in NY for corruption? Was he at a hospital for kids with cancer and a guy handed him a bag with a dollar sign on it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2022 06:11 PM (F/J1O)

105 re 101: but our NY Atty Gen running for reelection sent out an email crowing that she's gone after Trump and the Trump organization over 70 times.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 12, 2022 06:12 PM (Ynyl9)

106 NY Lt Gov Benjamin has resigned after he was indicted for shenanigans with campaign money.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at April 12, 2022 06:10 PM


*in your best Gilbert Gottfried voice*

"Oh, there's a surprise! I think I'm going to have a heart attack and die from that surprise!"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 12, 2022 06:12 PM (RkC6l)

107 Comedy died when Obama descended from the heavens. Hopefully, he will die of ass cancer.

Posted by: Head puddi at April 12, 2022 06:12 PM (xMh1R)

108 Kinda jelly rn.
What was the MTV game show he hosted? And isn't that show where Adam Sandler made his debut?
Posted by: I'm a young 29 at April 12, 2022 06:11 PM (eIw+u)

Remote Control with the really hot chick.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 12, 2022 06:13 PM (bv+Jn)

109
It's not like there're laws for Dems who steal money. That's ridiculous. Especially in NY. I mean, really?

I figure this Benjamin guy must have done something to someone in the Party, or there'd be no reasonable prosecutor willing to hear this out.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2022 06:13 PM (SKVme)

110 99 Voice like a steel file on your spine.

Still not as annoying as Sean Hannity.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2022 06:09 PM (F/J1O)

---------

The only Ben Shapiro I can stand to listen to is Kyle Dunnigan's.

Posted by: ShainS -- Teacher Breacher & Groomer Tumor are the new Stranger Danger at April 12, 2022 06:13 PM (614UO)

111

part of scene, Gilbert Gottfried
bobbing on the ocean,
waiting for rescue.
episode "Ship Happens"

https://youtu.be/Mx_wS-EnHls

Posted by: zigzag at April 12, 2022 06:13 PM (jpwgP)

112
The only Ben Shapiro I can stand to listen to is Kyle Dunnigan's.
Posted by: ShainS -- Teacher Breacher & Groomer Tumor are the new Stranger Danger at April 12, 2022 06:13 PM (614UO)

Status: True.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2022 06:14 PM (F/J1O)

113
Stealing money? It just sounds so silly. Dems rape and murder whomever they please, and none of it matters. Stealing money. Feh. I'm really curious as to who wanted this guy done, and why.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2022 06:15 PM (SKVme)

114
The only Ben Shapiro I can stand to listen to is Kyle Dunnigan's.
Posted by: ShainS -- Teacher Breacher & Groomer Tumor are the new Stranger Danger at April 12, 2022 06:13 PM (614UO)

Beniford!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2022 06:15 PM (SKVme)

115 Aw, hell. That's a shit shame. I didn't know things were that advanced. That's 2 funny guys with brains gone in short order. Yeah, I was more of a Norm fan, but Gilbert wasn't too far behind.

RIP Gilbert.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 12, 2022 06:15 PM (wAnMi)

116 When you go off topic the proper preface is

Speaking of Gilbert Gottfried .....

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 12, 2022 06:15 PM (bv+Jn)

117 So the Lt Gov was all about the Benjamins?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2022 06:15 PM (erOei)

118 That idiot David French trying to make conservatives into "hypocrites" over the trans stuff was EXACTLY Kristi Norm's response and why she is never redeemable in my eyes. She is one of *them*, that's the shit they do.

Yet she sounded real freakin' good for a while though, didn't she? A real red blooded FIGHTIN patriot. There's a lesson there.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 06:16 PM (dscaa)

119 So when did Gov. Frankehochul know about her Lt Gov's illegal activities?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2022 06:16 PM (erOei)

120 After Norm died, I designated him the funniest living comedian. Now the fuck what
Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:18 PM (dscaa)


Definitely Seth Rogan.

[ducks flying objects and slips out door]

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at April 12, 2022 06:17 PM (wAnMi)

121 nood quick hits

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at April 12, 2022 06:17 PM (UHVv4)

122 People have been posting their Cameo's that they bought and My God he's brutal and so funny.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 12, 2022 06:18 PM (dKiJG)

123 My guess the new LT Gov will be a person of color.

Posted by: Head puddi at April 12, 2022 06:18 PM (xMh1R)

124 After Norm died, I designated him the funniest living comedian. Now the fuck what
Posted by: ... at April 12, 2022 05:18 PM (dscaa)

I don't know about stand up but the funniest quickest comedian alive is Robert Smigel.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 12, 2022 06:19 PM (bv+Jn)

125 84 Takei's role in The Final Countdown must have been so minor I can't find it in IMDB.

totally overshadowed by brian dennehy's portrayal of the uss nimitz.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at April 12, 2022 06:20 PM (oY6Yp)

126 That roast of Bob Saget sounds very Hollywood.
couldn't be prescient because everybody knew it

Posted by: Braenyard at April 12, 2022 06:26 PM (xcd1u)

127
Lifeboat Scene Feat. Gilbert Gottfried

https://youtu.be/4jMXpTGWGLU

sorry, I am TechoSpazz.
truly have several spastic conditions,
laboring mightily to share funny bits.

Posted by: zigzag at April 12, 2022 06:26 PM (1+9o2)

128 Imagine faggot jokes today.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at April 12, 2022 06:27 PM (0OmEj)

129 Remote Control with the really hot chick.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

Yes!
Thank you

Posted by: I'm a young 29 at April 12, 2022 06:29 PM (eIw+u)

130 Saw Gilbert in the Village before I had ever heard of him. Comes wandering on stage at the Comedy Cellar, like a lost little old man. Talks to himself in a heavy, nearly incoherent Jewish accent, gets confused, stops and starts. He never switched to stand up or jokes of any sort. Once the audience collectively got what he was up to, he had us all laughing our asses off for a full 10 minutes. Just brilliant. Daring and brilliant.

RIP Gilbert

Posted by: Never underestimate Joe's ability at April 12, 2022 06:30 PM (e/gaB)

131 That impression of an ancient Groucho reminiscing is hilarious. I wish he'd done Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at April 12, 2022 06:33 PM (kUg6y)

132 This country is turning into a nightmarish clown-show with mind-reeling rapidity.

Posted by: Ordinary American at April 12, 2022 06:33 PM (H8QX8)

133 After Norm MacDonald, my two favorite comedians of all time dead within a year of each other.

Posted by: Brisco County Sr at April 12, 2022 06:55 PM (DBPIP)

134 So basically, Gottfried was like Fanny Bruce with her Yiddish accent or Maurice Chevalier with his lower class Parisian accent. Those two also could speak "normally" when they chose to do so, but in public their comic personae we're mostly "on".

Did I just write, "comic personae"? Oh, man.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 12, 2022 07:19 PM (2RBkF)

135 "Just last week, he had a short promo video for Fox's Masked Singer showing his support for the Hydra (spoiler alert) later revealed to be Pen and Teller. RIP"

That's what was so shocking. Finally see him again after being away so long, then this.

Granted, taping was probably a while ago, but to see his face (and that voice) after so long was surprising. He was one of the earliest cancelled voices, for that damn duck commercial, and didn't see much of him after. And now, won't be able to see.

Hopefully he and Robin Williams can crack some jokes, a la Genie and Iago of Aladdin, up in Heaven.

Posted by: Another Anon at April 12, 2022 08:11 PM (bW28E)

136 I had to work all day and am just catching up on news. Gilbert was one of my all time favorites. Back when Stern was still worth a shit, anytime Gilbert sat in on the news it was incredible. Him and Artie Lange together were fantastic, but my favorite clip is him and Sam Kinison from 1990. They were riffing on the Ryan White death and it is absolutely crazy - it's still floating around on YT - I'll have to find the link.

Posted by: cocktail_lawyer at April 12, 2022 08:36 PM (NQOul)

137 Gilbert Gottfried and Sam Kinison sit in on the news on Stern - 1990:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP0cOsN41es

The part you want to hear starts at 15 minutes and 52 seconds in and it is awesome.

Lastly, forgot to mention, the Gilbert appearance on Norm MacDonald Live is an all time classic. Netflix took the whole episode off of YT a couple years ago, so you have to look around for it. It was a two-parter and I was laughing at it for days.

Posted by: cocktail_lawyer at April 12, 2022 08:40 PM (NQOul)

138 I should also mention the 17:10 mark in the video I posted is when Dice Gottfried shows up

Posted by: cocktail_lawyer at April 12, 2022 08:50 PM (NQOul)

139 RIP Gottfried. You were outstanding.

Posted by: sidney at April 12, 2022 09:08 PM (7/kmB)

140 *Fanny Brice*

Posted by: JMW Turner at April 12, 2022 09:12 PM (QZ5BX)

141 Gottfried was perfectly cast in Wings as Carlton Blanchard's nephew. If you haven't caught those segments, they're well worth looking for. But don't just look up Gottfried's episodes -- check out anything with William Hickey as Carlton Blanchard, the most annoying human on the planet. They're a scream.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at April 12, 2022 09:13 PM (JzDjf)

142 So many entertainers of my generation going, going, gone...getting old sucks.

Posted by: JMW Turner at April 12, 2022 09:15 PM (QZ5BX)

143 One of the most epic moments of an epic episode of an epic podcast was on Norm Macdonald Live when Gilbert makes fun of a kid with muscular dystrophy and Norm responds mid laughter with we are all going to hell.

Posted by: Dave at April 12, 2022 09:32 PM (PC4nS)

144 69 I believe almost all humor is based on cruelty. Whether you are cruel to a spouse, ethnic group, friend... or like Rodney Dangerfield, you make fun of yourself... there has to be a target.
Posted by: Romeo13 at April 12, 2022 05:48 PM (oHd/0)
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I have to disagree. In part because saying every way to make someone laugh involves being cruel seems like a sick way to view the world. In larger part because my theory is that all of comedy is actually based on incongruity.

We find things funny when they are not quite the way they should be (or at least the way we think they should be), things that defy our expectations. The "I can't believe he said that!" form of comedy obviously fits; it's right there in the description. Roasts and other sorts of "transgressive" comedy are the same. There are plenty of jokes that don't involve anything I would call cruel, but I've yet to come across one that doesn't play with expectations. This also explains why puns are funny (at least to some of us).

Sadly for television, "subverting expectations" does not automatically yield comedy gold.

Posted by: Cortillaen at April 12, 2022 11:07 PM (4Acrv)

145 I know I'm too late for this but the funniest Gilbert bit ever is the "fat lady with a hoola hoop." Nobody thought Jesus would become the famous one.

Posted by: JT Smith at April 13, 2022 01:06 AM (frfx6)

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