Gilbert Gottfried

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At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City
and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian." After spending
several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy
show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It
wasn't until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of
improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television
appearances on "The Cosby Show" and "Late Night with David Letterman."

Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as
business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel "Beverly Hills Cop II," for which the New York Daily
News said that “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Aside from his glowing
reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both
movies and television. He appeared in such movies as "Problem Child," "Problem Child II," "Look Who's
Talking II" and "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane." He was also the host of the very popular late night
movie series "USA Up All Night."

After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic "Aladdin," Gottfried
became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents. His signature voice can be heard in several
commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials.
Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series "Cyberchase."
Gottfried has been a regular on the new "Hollywood Squares" and is a frequent guest on "The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno" and "The Howard Stern Show." Gottfried recently appeared in the hit comedy
documentary "The Aristocrats," with Entertainment Weekly saying that "out of the 101 comedians who
appear on screen, no one is funnier - or more disgusting – than Gilbert Gottfried.”

“Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes” was recently released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop
minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. The show was filmed live at the
Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Also featured on the DVD are some of the funniest bonus
features ever, including wild stories, indignant ranting and celebrity impressions that will leave viewers
crying for more. For this live performance, Gottfried puts aside political correctness and fires an
onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries. At the end of the show, Gottfried tells what is known
among comedians as the “Dirtiest Joke of All Time,” which is also the basis for “The Aristocrats.”
Gottfried is one of the most sought-after comedians, and regularly performs live to sold-out audiences
across North America.

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Gilbert Gottfried
Sunday, August 4, 2013 8:00 PM
DC Improv, Washington, DC
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  • Door Time: 6:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Showroom
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum

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