This week’s jaunt through the Funhouse will be disappointingly brief. If that makes you feel cheated, go revisit yesterday’s post about taffy and butts and other such nonsense as you’d normally expect to see from me on a Friday.
Contrary to popular opinion, I consider Gilbert Gottfried to be a comic genius. If you raised an eyebrow at that statement, Google his performance at the Comedy Central roast of Hugh Hefner wherein he made a spur-of-the-moment decision to scrap his prepared monologue in favor of repeating what rapper Ice-T had said a few speakers before him, beginning with the words, “Look at all of you white motherfuckers!”
This is a man who actually managed to lose his gig voicing the Aflac duck because he made some tasteless jokes about the 2011 earthquake in Japan before the aftershocks of that seismic event had even ceased. Think about that. He was deemed too controversial to be allowed to continue shouting the word “AFLAC!” in the voice of a duck. For that, I must humbly salute his uncelebrated brilliance.
Here’s Gilbert telling the longest, dirtiest and most nauseating joke of all-time. Hang in there — I promise you, it’s well worth 10 minutes of your time: