On this week’s episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the legendary, iconic and often controversial Gilbert Gottfried. And here’s a little behind-the-scenes info on what went down that day I visited his New York apartment. Gottfried greets me at his door in a bathrobe and little else. Scandalous! I’m assuming he was wearing drawers. Though I was afraid I had mixed up the time of our appointment, Gottfried assured me I had it right and he was ready for me. Fun!
Part of the reason I chatted with Gottfried is that he now has his own podcast. It’s called Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast and I highly recommend you check it out— that is, after you listen to this episode. Beyond talking about his podcast, Gottfried and I got into his history in stand-up – dude started hitting stages at 15 year old! – that messy situation with Aflac, who didn’t even bother to fire him; Gottfried, instead found out he was canned by reading the news online. Gottfried also got into that one, painful year he spent on Saturday Night Live, some other embarrassingly awful projects in which he’s been involved and we find reason for him to recite Shakespeare! “Have not a Jew, eyes!?” Of course, there’s a lot more, but I don’t want to give everything away. So, press play on the player below or head over to iTunes to subscribe and listen. Enjoy!
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