A new book giving a behind the scenes look at The Comic Strip
It’s been four years in the making but it’s finally finished. The book co-authored by Jeffrey Gurian and Richie Tienken about the legendary NYC comedy club The Comic Strip. The book, Make ‘Em Laugh: 35 Years of the Comic Strip, the Greatest Comedy Club of All Time! recounts the 35 ... [Read More]
 
Image of Apologizing for a joke: Gilbert Gottfried repents for his Japan tsunami Tweet
Apologizing for a joke: Gilbert Gottfried repents for his Japan tsunami Tweet
Gilbert Gottfried has enjoyed a long career in comedy by telling dirty jokes and offending people. Last year, however, Gottfried apologized for a joke he wrote on Twitter that made light of the tsunami that devastated Japan. It was his first apology ... [Read More]
 
Image of Comedians to roast Anthony Bourdain at 2012 New York City Wine & Food Festival
Comedians to roast Anthony Bourdain at 2012 New York City Wine & Food Festival
Anthony Bourdain famously holds back "No Reservations" on his Travel Channel series, which has begun its final season of road-tripping this month. Bourdain can expect comedians to not hold back, either, when they "roast" him as part of the 2012 New Y... [Read More]
 
Image of Comic Controversy: Top 5 Most Offensive Jokes
Comic Controversy: Top 5 Most Offensive Jokes
Some would say that when it came to work, stand-up comedians didn’t have it hard at all. I disagree with that sentiment. Comedians have one of the most mentally difficult jobs there is. They are put on stage in front of countless people and mad... [Read More]
 
Image of Richard Belzer Vs. Gilbert Gottfried
Richard Belzer Vs. Gilbert Gottfried
Belzer recently interviewed Gilbert at the New York Friar’s Club, where they discussed the latter’s “too soon” brand of humor — in particular his 9/11 joke at the Hugh Hefner roast (held three weeks after the terrorist attacks) and those despised Japanese tsunami tweets in 2011. [Read More]
 
Gilbert Gottfried explains his sense of humor to Richard Belzer
I'm not sure what the Intelligent Channel is on YouTube or why this exists, but I'm glad it exists. Richard Belzer sat down with Gilbert Gottfried for 20 minutes and talked to him about his jokes -- including the Japanese tsunami jokes that got him f... [Read More]
 
Oddball Playboy video with Gilbert Gottfried and Camille Grammer explained
A few days ago, the folks at Vulture posted a vintage oddball video starring comedian Gilbert Gottfried. And I thought, ‘I’ve seen that before! Where have I seen it?’ And then I remembered, our very own Laughspin contributor Jeffrey... [Read More]
 
Image of Gilbert Gottfried on being crucified in the media
Gilbert Gottfried on being crucified in the media
"The media, the first thing they did is they called my jokes "remarks." And "comments." That immediately changes people's perception. They're not remarks or comments. They're outrageous jokes! If the media called them what they were, "jokes," people would be going: "Who cares? There's a comedian making jokes!?!" It's not a headline to say, "Gilbert Gottfried makes tasteless jokes." When have I ever done tasteful jokes?" [Read More]
 
Image of Win a copy of Gilbert Gottfried’s book, “Rubber Balls and Liquor”
Win a copy of Gilbert Gottfried’s book, “Rubber Balls and Liquor”
There’s few things in life we like more than giving free stuff away to our readers. We keep saying, we need to do more of that. So we’re going to start trying. Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’re giving away three cop... [Read More]
 
This is #TheVoice that replaced Gilbert Gottfried as the Aflac duck
Aflac, the insurance company with a lot of business in Japan, fired comedian Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of the Aflac duck because he joked about the tsunami in Japan last month. This is the guy they picked to replace Gottfried as the voice of the... [Read More]