Gilbert Gottfried in his real voice

Some comics really try heard to stay in character. Dan Whitney does all of his interviews as "Larry the Cable Guy" with the Larry accent and persona. Same goes for Sacha Baron Cohen as "Borat." Bobcat Goldthwait, on the other hand, rose to fame with a unique vocal delivery but in recent years has dropped the squeaky squeal and talked in his regular speaking voice. Gottfried amuses me because he’s got his stage voice that even got employed to make a duck shout "AFLAC!" but is more than eager to tone it down over the telephone. Affleck? That said, he still says plenty of NSFW things. And he doesn’t seem to mind toying with the crowd, or the inteviewer. Actually, we got along quite well. At one point, he suggested that I accompany him on all future interviews. But what about this one? Gottfried showed up in 2006 on Last Comic Standing’s comedy roast, fitting since Gottfried’s routine on the roast of Hugh Hefner just after 9/11 helped prompt The Aristocrats documentary. "I didn’t want to be one of the comics trying out. And uh, yeah, a lot of people seemed to see that, watched that show." Did you give any of the comedians roasting tips? "No, I didn’t give anyone advice. I just figured like most stuff I do, I’d hang around long enough and get my check...

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