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Gilbert Gottfried

Stand-Up Comedian & Actor

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 Gilbert Gottfried Biography

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mic nights in New York City, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late-night comedy show "Saturday Night Live" became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”

Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel Beverly Hills Cop II, for which the New York Daily News said, “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child, Problem Child II, Look Who’s Talking II and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. He was also the host of the very popular late-night movie series “USA Up All Night.”

After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, Iago, in the Disney classic Aladdin, Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long-running PBS Series “Cyberchase.” His signature voice can also be heard on the Comedy Central series, “The Annoying Orange," the voice of the horse on “Family Guy,” Mr. Mxyzptlk in the new “Lego Batman 3 – Beyond Gotham” video game, and Abraham Lincoln in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Gottfried has made numerous memorable appearances on Comedy Central Roasts and the Comedy Central series, “The Burn with Jeff Ross.” Gottfried’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” reading (College Humor) received over 5 million views on YouTube.

“Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes” was released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.

“Rubber Balls and Liquor” is Gottfried’s hilarious first-ever book. Part memoir, part twisted social commentary, and part scratches on the bathroom wall. With this scathingly funny book of rants and musings, Gottfried sullies an entirely new medium with his dysfunctional worldview.

Gilbert appeared on both ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap”, swapping with Alan Thicke, and NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” where Gilbert took his first trip into the boardroom and perhaps his last. In his podcast, "Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!” he journeys back in time with some of the Hollywood icons, legends, and behind the scenes talent who shaped (warped?) his childhood and influenced his unique brand of comedy. He is joined each week by his co-host and late-night phone friend, fellow showbiz fanatic, and Comedy Writer Frank Santopadre.

In 2017, “Gilbert” the documentary about Gottfried premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Director Neil Berkeley’s Gilbert reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life.

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Gilbert Gottfried Biography

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mic nights in New York City, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late-night comedy show "Saturday Night Live" became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”

Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel Beverly Hills Cop II, for which the New York Daily News said, “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child, Problem Child II, Look Who’s Talking II and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. He was also the host of the very popular late-night movie series “USA Up All Night.”

After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, Iago, in the Disney classic Aladdin, Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long-running PBS Series “Cyberchase.” His signature voice can also be heard on the Comedy Central series, “The Annoying Orange," the voice of the horse on “Family Guy,” Mr. Mxyzptlk in the new “Lego Batman 3 – Beyond Gotham” video game, and Abraham Lincoln in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Gottfried has made numerous memorable appearances on Comedy Central Roasts and the Comedy Central series, “The Burn with Jeff Ross.” Gottfried’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” reading (College Humor) received over 5 million views on YouTube.

“Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes” was released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.

“Rubber Balls and Liquor” is Gottfried’s hilarious first-ever book. Part memoir, part twisted social commentary, and part scratches on the bathroom wall. With this scathingly funny book of rants and musings, Gottfried sullies an entirely new medium with his dysfunctional worldview.

Gilbert appeared on both ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap”, swapping with Alan Thicke, and NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” where Gilbert took his first trip into the boardroom and perhaps his last. In his podcast, "Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!” he journeys back in time with some of the Hollywood icons, legends, and behind the scenes talent who shaped (warped?) his childhood and influenced his unique brand of comedy. He is joined each week by his co-host and late-night phone friend, fellow showbiz fanatic, and Comedy Writer Frank Santopadre.

In 2017, “Gilbert” the documentary about Gottfried premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Director Neil Berkeley’s Gilbert reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life.

Gilbert Gottfried Videos

  • Gilbert Gottfried's Work with Larry David Jeopardized Seinfeld ...
    Gilbert Gottfried talks about his podcast, working with Larry David on a show called Norman’s Corner and his attempt to get a VIP pass to...
  • Gilbert Gottfried: "Life as a Comedian and Family Man" | Talks at Google
    Gilbert Gottfried discusses his life as a comedian & family man as he prepares for the release of his documentary, GILBERT. He’s joined on stage...
  • Night of Too Many Stars - Gilbert Gottfried and Owen Suskind
    Gilbert Gottfried and Owen Suskind, a young man with autism, reenact a scene from one of Owen's favorite movies, Disney's "Aladdin.

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  • How to book Gilbert Gottfried?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gilbert Gottfried for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Gilbert Gottfried, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gilbert Gottfried or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gilbert Gottfried?

    Booking fees for Gilbert Gottfried, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gilbert Gottfried, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gilbert Gottfried?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gilbert Gottfried for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gilbert Gottfried for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gilbert Gottfried or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gilbert Gottfried or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gilbert Gottfried is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gilbert Gottfried for your event is available upon request. Gilbert Gottfried generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bob Saget, Jason Alexander, Carol Leifer, Elon Gold and Josh Peck. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gilbert Gottfried for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Gilbert Gottfried Speaker Videos

  • Gilbert Gottfried's Work with Larry David Jeopardized Seinfeld ...
    Gilbert Gottfried talks about his podcast, working with Larry David on a show called Norman’s Corner and his attempt to get a VIP pass to Disneyland.
    Gilbert Gottfried: "Life as a Comedian and Family Man" | Talks at Google
    Gilbert Gottfried discusses his life as a comedian & family man as he prepares for the release of his documentary, GILBERT. He’s joined on stage by his wife Dara Gottfried, and filmmaker Neil...
  • Night of Too Many Stars - Gilbert Gottfried and Owen Suskind
    Gilbert Gottfried and Owen Suskind, a young man with autism, reenact a scene from one of Owen's favorite movies, Disney's "Aladdin.

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