Saturday, December 24, 2005

Gilbert Gottfried


Finally got to see Gilbert at Caroline's last night with the rest of Play Cole and a few friends. He was cripplingly funny. Honestly, I haven't laughed so hard since we saw Billy Connelly years ago. It's the same manic energy that leaves the audience clueless as to what he'll say next. He went from insults that made no sense to racial jokes that made no sense to impressions that made no sense.

There are two types of comedians. There are the type that say the world is crazy and they're the only sane people in it. That's most comedians, up to Jerry Seinfeld. Then there are the ones that are crazy themselves and they don't care if you find out. Those are the ones I treasure and Gilbert is at the top of that pile. Go see him.

5 comments:

Brian Kunath said...

I had a headache from laughing so hard. What a great show -- thanks for getting the tix.

We were talking about how Gilbert is one of those polarizing comics. People either love him or are annoyed by him. I think that was the case even during his show. I'd say that most of the crowd chuckled occasionally, a few (like us) howled the entire time, and some sat there looking confused.

The fact that some people just don't get him, or think of him only as the funny voice on the AFLAC commercial, makes me like him even more.

Awesome.

cromely said...

I still say he makes my soul want to eat itself.

Dave said...

Gilbert is one of those comics that you either love or hate, I personally love him.

Mark Feigenson said...

He's a very seasoned performer, that was obvious. I loved his take on the Amish. I just wish he'd stop grabbing his head, it gets annoying after a few thousand times.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could've went. He's awesome. Count me in for next time....


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