Gilbert Gottfried at Addison Improv

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried

A sign of a great comedian is someone who can make a wide variety of people laugh through many different mediums – something that Gilbert Gottfried has done for more than forty years! Catch this star comedian in action when he comes to town to perform live at the Addison Improv on September 8-10

“As a famed comics comic, Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries,” stated Gottfried’s official website.

At 15-years-old, Gottfried began his career doing stand-up comedy in New York. Later, Saturday Night Live hired him as a cast member in 1980, and MTV hired him to do a series of promos for the network, which caused his career to take off! Since then, he has appeared in many films, such as Beverly Hills Cop II; lent his voice to many cartoons and movies, including Jafar’s parrot Iago in Disney’s Aladdin; wrote a book called “Rubber Balls and Liquor”; and has appeared in Comedy Central Roasts, a comedy documentary called The Aristocrats, and the TV show Family Guy among other things. He became famous for his squinting and screeching, and appeared on several late night talk shows.

Recently, Gottfried has been working on a slightly more personal project – a film about himself. This year, a documentary called “Gilbert” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festical. Directed by Neil Berkeley, “Gilbert” looks behind the scenes at Gottfried’s life growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father. You can catch it streaming on Hulu this fall!

Take a date to see this hilarious man in person this weekend! Tickets are available online, starting at $22 per person. Showtimes are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

If you want to enjoy a (slightly inappropriate) night out that is guaranteed to make you laugh, then buy your tickets today!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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