Synopsis: GILBERT is a wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant portrait of the life and career of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried.
Director(s): Neil Berkeley
Production: Future You Pictures
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Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min


(upbeat percussion music)

(applauding and cheering)

- Okay.

Our next guest is a

strange and funny comedian

and he certainly is strange

and also very funny.

(audience laughs)

- [Regis] I went to see

your favorite comedian

in the world last night.

- Of course you went to see--

- [Both] Gilbert Gottfried.

- Yes, has anybody seen Gilbert?

(audience laughs)

- He's been doing

standup since the 1970s

and was named the Comedian's

Comedian by Vanity Fair.

- [Man] Have you heard

that before about him

being called the comic's comic?

- He is, he is.

He's in a completely

different level

than everybody else

doing comedy. I think.

- [Arsenio] Hey, you gonna

be nice tonight, man?

'Cause I'm not gonna book

you no more if you're not.

- I'm sorry, I can't.

(audience cheers)

I'm sorry, I'll go back.

Pretend you didn't see me.

- Okay.

- When he introduces,

pretend this never happened.

- Now go back.

- And film it.

- Go back there!

- What is your dream?

- My dream,

it usually involves a midget.

- Not that dream.

- Yes.

- The one when you're awake

and you think of your career.

- Okay, all right.

Then it's five midgets.

(audience laughs)

- If the Catskills were

located in the Twilight Zone,

Gilbert Gottfried would

appear there nightly.

- [Man] Jackie

Gleason in Casablanca.

- You're getting on that

plane with Vic Laszlo

and I know that you

know that I know

that you're getting

on that plane.

- Gottfried is a standup

comic who has appeared

in a number of films

and he always seems to

play an obnoxious creep.

- No no no!


- But my dad says

third grade is--

- Your dad is a moron!

- Look at this, I'm so

ticked off that I'm molting.

- You are singlehandedly


for creating the

position of full-time

censor of the Emmys.

- I sleep a lot better

since Peewee Herman's

been arrested.


Masturbation's a crime,

I should be on death row.


- [Host] Remember

this is a family show.

- Yes, I know, that's the

first thing you told me.

- Yeah yeah.

- That's the first

thing everyone tells me.

All of a sudden she goes please,

honey, f*ck me in the ass!

(gun fires)

This is a clean one.


- Now Gilbert.

- Yes?

- [Regis] Not much is known

about your personal life.

- And thank God for it.


- Gilbert!

- Yes!

- What were you like as a kid?

- What?

I was the same

way, just smaller.


- You don't wanna talk

about your love life huh?

- What, what, as soon as

it happens I'll tell you

all about it.


- [Man] Do you actually

talk like that?

- Aflac!

- No, I usually have

a strong Irish brogue.

You are a black

man, are you not?

- Yeah.

- How do you know

you're at a gay picnic?

All the hot dogs

taste like shit.


- I think this is an act.

'Cause if you are genuine,

you are a monster.


He is.

- [Howard] I heard something

about Gilbert Gottfried.

- [Man] Really?

- [Howard] Holy mackerel.

- [Woman] What'd you hear?

- [Howard] Bring Gilbert

in, I gotta talk to him.

- [Gilbert] Oi.

- Is it true what I've heard?

- [Woman] Are you married?

- [Howard] No, he's engaged.

- Oh, what?

- [Howard] Look at

the pain in Gilbert.

- [Woman] Look at the

face, look at the face!

- But here's the bigger news.

- What?

- And tell me if

it's true or not.

Are you having a baby?

- No no I'm just haven't

been working out.


- [Howard] How did this happen?

- I don't know.

Boy this will take

more than a radio show,

this'll take therapy.

- Gilbert you're really

trying to keep your whole

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