Gilbert Gottfried Does Two-Night Stand at New Hope Cinema Grill, This Weekend
Gilbert Gottfried is appearing at the New Hope Cinema Grill this weekend. For tickets or more information, visit: cinemacomedy.com.
Recently, he was interviewed by Twincities.com about his "edgy" humor, touring, controversy and more.
Here are some highlights below:
Q. You're not one to shy away from a controversial joke. Do you think people are more sensitive these days or they've lost their sense of humor? Does it make your job harder as a comedian?
A. Yeah, it's crazy. And certainly the Internet is the worst of it. To me the Internet is the new way of ringing someone's doorbell and running away. Or like calling someone up, yelling a dirty word and slamming the phone down.
Q. Are you more cautious when you do your comedy now or do you just not think about it?
A. I try not to think about it. Most crowds that come to see me are familiar with me somewhat and so it would be kind of dumb for them to be shocked and say, "Oh my god, he's not a wholesome family comic. We were expecting Mr. Rogers."
Read the full interview here.
The Cinema Grill features the funniest local and national comedians. They have hosted sold-out performances from comedy heavyweights like Cathy Ladman, Dave Mordal, Louie Anderson, Josh Blue and Jeff Cesario.Food and drinks are served in the showroom during the show so there is no need to come any earlier than 20 minutes before show time. Online ticket purchases are will-call and can be claimed at our ticket booth when you arrive.
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."