A radio show/podcast about comedy – probing the brains, the minds, and the psyches of the people who make the funny since 2004. That's a long time. Nominated for (and lost) the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards, Best Podcast.
Hosted by Georgia Straight comedy writer Guy MacPherson
Sunday, May 27, 2012
May 27: Gilbert Gottfried
You're in for a treat tonight. Well, if you tune in to CFRO 102.7 FM from 11 pm to midnight, that is. Our guest is the one and only Gilbert Gottfried. And it's a good one. I sat down with Gilbert inside an empty Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club one afternoon a few weeks ago when he was in town. I wasn't sure how it would go, since Gilbert is rather shy in real life. He barely said a word before I hit the record button, but as soon as I did out came the Gilbert we all know. We talked about the early days (he's been at it since the mid-1970s), his disastrous season on Saturday Night Live (he was on the cast that replaced the original Not Ready For Prime-Time Players in 1980), and the brouhaha over his joke Tweets about the tsunami in Japan a year ago. And quite a bit more than that. Like what? Well, like his time spent with Canadian Alan Thicke's foray into American late-night talk show TV. I posted this clip of tonight's show last week but in case you missed it, here it is again. And the full episode, as mentioned, runs tonight. If you're outside the Vancouver area, listen online at coopradio.org.