Gilbert Gottfried 1955-2022 Thanks For The Laughs
I was saddened to have learned one of the most unique entertainers in the business had passed away yesterday. When I was a kid I was either annoyed or laughed super hard at Gilbert Gottfried. Annoyed probably because of the voice over in Aladdin, only because I had seen it so many times in my childhood, it was like all my school had on VHS. But, I was definitely laughing at Problem Child, the roasts he appeared on, and when I discovered his stand ups in my adulthood I thought he was brilliant. Took my awhile to get his jokes but I got them, most of them are handed down jokes if you’ve seen any of his stand ups but it’s his voice. He knew he had this very distinct voice, where if you continue with it enough, it’s going to tickle your funny bones, and thus say no more, that’s what happened. Also being the Married With Children fan that I am, the episode he appeared on will always and has always been a favorite of mine. He appeared in a lot of stuff, way too much to cover. Just know Gilbert, I’ll miss ya, I think we all will, thanks for the laughs. Rest in peace.