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Gilbert Gottfried

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    The Best of This Year's New York Comedy Festival

    This year's 2014 NY Comedy Festival went down from November 5th through 9th in over 20 venues around the city. It once again had a stellar line-up of comics which made it difficult for us to pick and choose which shows to actually put on our "must see" list. That said, it had to be done and, ultimat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    The Roast Battle: 'Like Fight Club for Comedians,' Says Jeffrey Ross

    Roastmaster General, comedian Jeff Ross has roasted tens of thousands of people -- maybe more, he says. His first official Roast was of "actor" and ponytail god Steven Seagal, and he opened with this joke: "A lot of you don't know me, but I feel uniquely qualified to be here today because I'm also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Overheard at the Gathering of the Juggalos 2014: The Best Quotations

    Another Gathering of the Juggalos has come and gone, and with it thousands of face-painted, fun-loving freaks and misfits to and from the event's first year in Thornville, Ohio. While the move from the deep wilderness of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, to this year's decidedly more inhabited location did ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Bare-Knuckle Boxing at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    As our nation's culture and economy continues to deteriorate, more and more people are taking an interest in watching people beat the shit out of each other. While, under normal circumstances, these events are highly promoted and take place in giant arenas after two opponents carefully train, there ... More >>

  • Film

    May 28, 2014
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    May 7, 2014

    Gilbert Gottfried Is Offended You're Offended

    Performing since the age of 15, native New Yorker Gilbert Gottfried still boasts a jam-packed tour schedule, a delivery like a rusty can opener and an affinity for saying the perfectly wrong thing at the absolutely wrongest time. Hot on the heels of his latest controversy, he headlines Carolines o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    That Time the Ultimate Warrior Beat the Hell Out of Phil Collins

    Tonight, WWE's "Monday Night Raw" will be dedicating the entirety of its three-hour broadcast to the memory of one of the company's most memorable superstars, The Ultimate Warrior. An icon of '90s sports-entertainment, The Warrior expired last Tuesday after collapsing while walking to his car with h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy this Week, 1/8 - 1/14

    Live comedy is a talky genre, but this week's Cheap Laughs features an unusually chatty bunch of shows. The NYC PodFest takes over the Lower East Side this weekend, bringing you the best audio over-sharers in the city. Lewis Black (a.k.a. the Picasso of Ranting) and Radiolab's storyteller-in-chief J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy This Week

    Halloween is nearly here, and New York comedy freaks are knocking on your door in expectation. This week we have pole dancing mixed with stand-up (guess where most of the audience's attention will be), campy 80's horror movie drinkathons, and merciless mockery of comedy's biggest names by some of it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Gilbert Gottfried: Who Do I Apologize To?

    Hilariously angsty comic Gilbert Gottfried is coming to Caroline's on Broadway December 20 and Gotham Comedy Club (in a benefit for PS 11) on February 12. What's more, he has a book out called Rubber Balls and Liquor. (In the flap copy, Gottfried explains that he cares about the sanctity of the wri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy" Has The Expected Effect

    This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Barbra Streisand: 'The Retarded Are People Who Need People'

    ​ Yes, Barbra Streisand actually said those words in a public service commercial for the National Association for Retarded Children way back when she was an explosive star with silky voice and hair, not the fully formed legend we know and love today. In the commercial, our diva talks about h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Gilbert Gottfried Fired as Aflac Duck Voice For Japan Jokes on Twitter

    via​Gilbert Gottfried, the loud comedian you may remember from his role as the loud character voice in movies like Disney's Aladdin, has been fired as the voice actor for disability insurance provider Aflac after he joked repeatedly on his Twitter about the earthquake in Japan. Many are left w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    The Stupidest Things Said About Japan on the Internet

    via​We always love to say that "tragedy brings out the best in people." Unfortunately, that's not always the case. As we documented earlier, people flocked to Twitter and Facebook in droves to celebrate the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which have been responsible for thousands u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Hilarious Rump Roast, I Mean Trump Roast

    ​Remember when comedy roasts consisted of hilarious old Jews making pesky fun of each other? Well, now, it's all kinds of people doing the same, but they all seem, I don't know...gay. They out celebrities, make fisting jokes, and refer to Ryan Seacrest's asshole. On last night's Donald Tru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Magic Johnson Now Working as Alarm Clock for Kids Who Hate School

    ​Celebrities including R&B crooner Trey Songz and Magic Johnson are now helping wake up kids who don't want to go to school anymore. It's part of a plan called "Wake Up! NYC," which is attempting to get kids motivated to wake up in the morning and go to school. The celebrities taking part in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Live: Marnie Stern Works Blue At The Rock Shop

    A brief interlude between dirty jokes. Pics by Rob, more below.​Marnie Stern The Rock Shop Tuesday, October 5 Better than: Most Sarah Silverman routines Marnie Stern talks about vaginas a lot. Maybe you knew this. Tonight we are celebrating the release of her pretty great new album (self-tit ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 11, 2009

    New Pool Party Brings Out The Cuties!

    And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    New Inaugural Balls Added to Tonight's Program

    I-minus zero! Today, in addition to the swearing-in and speechifying, it is announced Obama will attend 10 inaugural balls: five for regions of the country, one apiece for the Obama and Biden home states, a Youth Ball, and the Commander-in-Chief's Ball with the military. But we are told there has b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Matt Lauer's Roast: Tom Cruise, Katie Couric, and 3 Hours of Dick Jokes

    Just got back from the Hilton in midtown after three hours of dick and pussy jokes from some of the biggest stars of TV and film. Over plates of rubbery chicken, with Howard Stern in the audience, with Aretha Franklin doing the most amazing rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner ever (and while playi ... More >>

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    July 19, 2005
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    May 31, 2005
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    May 7, 2002

    Here's Looking at You, Kidd

    Just Give Him the Damn Ball!

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