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"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Fresh Air
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This was <Speech_Male> before the <Speech_Male> comedy boom. <Speech_Male> So it was like called <Speech_Male> hoot nanny night. <Speech_Male> So <Speech_Male> you had about a 150 <Speech_Male> people who <Speech_Male> was like doing folk <Speech_Male> songs. <Speech_Male> Like <Speech_Male> 2000 people <Silence> sounding like Bob <Speech_Male> Dylan. <Speech_Male> Even the waiter sound <Speech_Male> like Bob Dylan. <Speech_Male> Everyone sounded <Speech_Male> it was like <SpeakerChange> the waiters <Speech_Male> would come over. <Speech_Male> Can it take you <Silence> to sue? <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Can I <Speech_Male> keep being smart <Silence> breed to your <SpeakerChange> table? <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> So everybody was <Speech_Female> doing folk <SpeakerChange> stuff and <Silence> you were doing comedy? <Speech_Male> Yes. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> so it was he was <Speech_Male> unusual in the comedy <Speech_Male> boom king later <Speech_Male> on. 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"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Fresh Air
"This is fresh air, let's get back to my interview with Shane goldmacher, a national political correspondent for The New York Times. So you've been writing about ways that Trump is cashing in on his post presidency. What are some of the ways he's doing that? Oh, I mean, he's just count the ways. It's a long list, no truthfully. I mean, one of the ones that's most interesting to me, and this is not, this is not the big money. The biggest money way is this spac. This effort to create a social media company called truth social that has lured in a $1 billion of outside investments and has the potential to be a huge cash cow for Trump. It also has lots of signs of failure, this app that wants to compete with Twitter launched a month ago and there were weeks of people being on wait list, Trump himself is only sent one quote unquote truth instead of a tweet, they call it truths. There has not been the download charts have been dropping and dropping. There's been a lot of signs of lack of success. But that's the big money. But the little money stuff is the stuff that really fascinates me. He's been doing everything from holding an event last December that looked like a political fundraiser, but in which the money went in part directly to him. He gave a speech, people came. There was a lectern, all that stuff, and instead of paying $10,000 to his political account, it just went to entity that was paying him directly. He's published a coffee table book, a $75 coffee table book, self published through a new company that his son has cofounded with another former aide selling it directly to his supporters and my colleagues have since reported that there was actually a different photo book that had been planned by his White House photographer that he basically ran that book and got his own book out because photographs of The White House are public domain from The White House photographer, they're put on the flicker page and they're public documents. So there's just a number of ways in which he is Tapping almost as direct to consumer base and continuing to bring in money in his post presidency. Trump Tower remodeled the bar in the lobby. I've been down there. It looks very sort of what you would imagine presidential. You've got mahogany and dark leather and very expensive drinks and big, big pictures of him as president and some memorabilia there. It's been rebranded the 45 wine and whisky bar. So there's just a lot of different small things he's doing as ever the businessman ever looking for ways to squeeze it, squeeze an extra dollar out of his supporters. And his post presidency that really just hasn't been done before..
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And a lot of these are people, just dipping their toes in the water and seeing how far the ripples go. I'd love to know if you can tell us anything about what the leaders of the Republican Party in Congress really think about Trump. And what they say behind the scenes compared to what they say in public. And I'm thinking here of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and also of Kevin McCarthy in the house. Where do they really stand on Trump? Do you know? I think Mitch McConnell's been pretty clear where he stands on Trump. He spoke extremely forcefully after January 6th about how unacceptable the behavior was. And then he office. Exactly. And then at the same time, he voted to keep him in my office, and he said that if Trump's the nominee again in 2024, he would support him. There was recently a terrific interview that Jonathan Swan of axios did with McConnell in person on stage. And he asked him about, you know, do you have any moral red lines that you won't cross? And McConnell really just didn't want to answer that question. And it's clear that for so many of these Republicans, it's party first. There are people who write these tell all books that are anti Trump, Bill Barr has former attorney general, wrote a very critical book of the former president. And then afterwards, went on television and said, well, if he's the nominee again in 2024, of course, I would support the Republican nominee. Even though he had described Trump as basically just short of a threat to democracy, he would still support him again. And I think that there's a lot of private disagreement and in some cases like Bill Barr McConnell public disagreement, but an unwillingness to break from somebody who controls such a big part of the loyalty of the Republican base. I don't know about you or your listeners, but I sign up for as many fundraising email lists as possible. It's part of my job to track who's raising money from whom, and the volume of emails from the Senate Republican committee and then Republican National Committee and the House Republican committee that invoked Donald Trump's name and at times even masquerade as if they appear like they're coming from Trump is overwhelming. The way to raise money from people today is by invoking Trump among Republicans. And frankly, sometimes among the Democrats who get outraged by Trump. But that tells you where they are. So Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, they're going to struggle to any real breaks from Donald Trump. Because their supporters still love him. And, you know, you can make a strong argument that leaders should leave their supporters where they think they should go. But pretty often in Congress, leaders lead by going where they think the supporters are already going. Well, let me reintroduce you here if you're just joining us, my guest is New York Times, national political correspondent Shane gold marker, will be right back..
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So this is a pittance of a financial contribution. But what you get is his imprimatur. What you get is the ability to as Doctor Oz did days after Trump endorsed him, put up a television ad, saying, I'm the Trump candidate, and I have Trump's endorsement. You know, some candidates get a rally in their state, which is extremely valuable. You get thousands of people in one place. You get national media attention and local media attention. You know, Trump continues to be an earned media magnet. He makes more news than most politicians. And when he comes to town, he brings all of the cameras. But again, he's endorsed now I think the numbers a 130 candidates across the country. And for most of them, they just get a statement from him. And you got to raise your own money to advance it and there are many people around Trump who think, you know, he's probably overextended himself in this primary season. Why endorsing some of these races, where you're looking at three pro Trump candidates, whoever wins is going to be a trumpy person, you didn't need to put your own name on the line and risk a loss, especially since you're not going to really do that much for the person and you endorse. I think you say that the candidates who Trump endorses can hold events at Mar-a-Lago, or at least some of them do that. But those are probably really costly events, no? These are costly events, so he has turned Mar-a-Lago into a fundraising hotspot for other candidates. And look, there is an entire Republican donor set in Palm Beach that likes to engage in politics. But what Trump has done is said, okay, you're a pro Trump candidate running against one of the people who voted to impeach him, you get my endorsement, and you get to come tomorrow and do a fundraiser. But by the way, you have to pay for Mar-a-Lago. It's not free. You have to pay for the food and the catering and the like. And this is not small amounts of money. We will get new reports on how much has been spent just in the coming days. But last year alone, just payments to Mar-a-Lago, let alone other Trump properties. I think we're on the order of $650,000 for various candidates. Now, some went and held an event there even before Trump had endorsed them, because look one of the best ways to get in front of Donald Trump, you do an event at his property, and he's likelier to swing by, or maybe you get a private meeting with him afterwards or beforehand. The role that Mar-a-Lago is playing in the Republican Party right now as a place that people are being drawn to is totally fascinating and really unlike anything. I can recall seeing in American politics. You write that some of Trump's own advisers have warned him that he's making some risky endorsements. And that his endorsements, instead of proving he's a kingmaker, might backfire on him. Absolutely, this is a real concern why endorse in some of these races where there are multiple candidates who are pro Trump. And I do think that it's worth noting, regardless of how Trump does personally, with his endorsement picks. The way that the 2022 primaries are unfolding, trumpism, the sort of movement that he's led is definitely winning..
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So you've got one reality TV guy endorsing another TV guy. So it's interesting in that respect. And I live in Philadelphia. So their ad campaigns have been a little crazy. Have you been seeing their ads? I mean, relentless, I think it's one of the most expensive races in the country. And extremely negative. Extremely negative ads that basically a bombardment of attacks on Doctor Oz for being a rhino, many attacks on McCormick for his stances. And I think it's only going to intensify in the coming weeks. Who would you say is further to the right between McCormick and Oz? You know, it's hard to say who's further to the right. You know, neither of them fit the sort of mold of a current Trump Republican. Oz was a television personality. He came about through The Oprah Winfrey Show. This is something that the McCormick campaign and his allies have hammered alls for. Yeah, they call him a Hollywood liberal. The Hollywood liberal and there's pictures of him kissing the Hollywood star and the word rhino was tossed about almost every hour on television in Pennsylvania. The Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame on the yes, the Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame. There's an image of him reaching down and kissing it, which is the close and open to quite a number of television ads this cycle. So you have Oz on one end, and then you have McCormick on the other who is a CEO or was the CEO of one of the largest hedge funds in the world. And an administration veteran of the Bush administration very much sort of a traditionalist Republican makeup. Connecticut and army veteran had worked for the Bush administration and he's recast himself in this contest as a maga Trump Republican. And so was Oz, and they both lobbied pretty aggressively for Trump's endorsements. They took multiple trips down there. Each of them have met with Trump more than one time. And McCormick met with Trump just before he formally endorsed Oz, it shows you Trump's power in this party that these two candidates won a celebrity like doctor odds who has his own name and reputation. And McCormick a prominent business leader who has his own political history is working in the Bush administration, have run so heavily as Trump Republicans and so heavily sought his endorsement. It really tells you everything you need to know about the state of the Republican Party in 2022 that in a swing state in an important key state. And one of the most important battlegrounds that the presidential level in the country, the best way to try to become the Republican nominee this year is by becoming as close as you can to Donald Trump. Let's talk about Alabama and congressman mo Brooks. To refresh everybody's memory, he was a big supporter of the falsehood that Trump actually won the election..
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on This Week In Google
"Baruch, hashem. Okay. That's one. I'm putting that in my wishlist too. It's got a little sci-fi feel too much. Now you might say cloud cuckoo land, but I'll say. No. I might not. You might not have done anything. Anthony doerr. The light we can not see. Although, all the light we can not see was great. Okay, and that's my wish list. Do you have the more tools that one right below that is very good too? The Lincoln high. All I've read of more tolls is the Russian, which I waited for. I thought it was too popular. I'm not going to like it. I love it. So good. It is a gentleman in Moscow, a gentleman in Moscow. So I have to read this new in a Lincoln high. This is very different. Very good. Oh man. It's very nice on Twitter. He's a good writer and more tolls. He responds to you on Twitter. Does he? Yeah, that's nice. He's writing a new book now. Gary Steinberg, I like. Oh, I read our country Friends. That was fun. What did you think? It was fun, wasn't it? I liked it much actually because sometimes a little goes a long way because I'm so over his morose, I'm a sad sack of a man kind of thing. Let's see if he is supposed to meet him. For coffee on Monday, but then he had to cancel. So he was probably too depressed. Let's listen. The house on the hill was in a tizzy. Workman's truck streamed up the long gravel driveway. That's rob Shapiro reading that one. This is a COVID novel. One of the first COVID numbers where it's a bunch of not listening to another COVID-19 country home. What's her name? Oh, I can't think Louise. Eldrick, the sentence. What is I'm just find it. The sentence. Louise erdrich, as someone who likes to read, I recommend anybody who likes this is horror. No, it's not. It says it's horror right here on the top. Horror. Stacy's definition of like to read it horror. Okay, there is okay, there is a ghost. I was like, why would it be hard? Let's not forget it. Just for anything. It's a ghost. It's a ghost story. It's a ghost story. It's a ghost, but it's not it's not actually scary ghost story. It's a meditation on reading and books and the role they play in our lives. They can play in other people. It's a beautiful book. And that's why I wish. The cats haunted me apparently someone came over to my YouTube channel and made a joke about dead cats. My husband looks up from the breakfast table and is like, Stacy, there's a weird comment on your YouTube page. You might want to take a look at. And I was like, oh God, what does it say? And he said, something about killing cats. And I was like, oh. All.
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on This Week In Google
"The problem is it only affects scope one and two, which is raw materials and manufacturing. It is not going to affect scope three emissions, which it turns out are the biggest source of carbon pollution footprint of chip fatty, pretty bad. Water and it depends on what you're measuring. Yeah. There's the water, but there's a lot. A lot of bad chemicals. It takes a lot of mining to make pure silicon as well. Right, so. Yeah. The chemicals that are integral to Intel's process include perfluorocarbons, those are not good. I remember that. And other gases that warm the planet, thousands of times more than carbon dioxide. The problem is they still need to make chips. And they don't yet have a way to do it without perfluorocarbons, among other things. We're still waiting on those room temperature superconductors. One day. Someday. It's got some carbon sequestration all wrapped up, yeah. All right. Yeah. Let's cheer up. Let's cheer up because finally, we have free V, Amazon is renaming IMDb TV, which is way too many letters. I didn't even know it existed by that. You know what? I threw this in. Because there is a large contingent of our audience that says, you never talk about free TV solutions like tubi and Pluto and IMDb TV. These are ads. It's fun to say, by the way. IMDb TV. IMDb. So I get rid of that. I am DB TV. I like that. Free V though. I don't know, freebies got to kind of like the whole idea is you get television ads supported television over the top over the Internet and that's why Amazon probably is interested in they're going to move it's called avod. Advertising supported video on demand. They're going to move a bunch of stuff that's done well on Amazon Prime over Bosch legacy. Sprung the home design series Hollywood house lift. Okay, so it's another revenue stream for their content they put on Prime Video first. So it's like windowing. That's actually pretty sad. Yeah,.
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on This Week In Google
"And it's an app that I link in and I said that as my web mentioned target and then the injects that right sidebar and of course this is really sweet. So instead of a comments, if people mention you on hacker news or on Twitter, it looks like some other places as well. They'll go right here. They turn up there. So some of these are actual pure web engines. Most of them come from Twitter, which comes through a bridge here. And that used to pop up in the comments of your sites, right? I mean, I like it as a sidebar here. It's kind of cool. I like it as a sidebar too. I just was like, that's something that we used to rely on a lot. Yeah. There's ways to do it. But the web mentioned model is if I write a post to my site and link to you, I then send it where I've mentioned you to say, I've linked to you and it can appear there. And what we've done with bridge, you bridge you will check Twitter for links to that URL. And when it finds one add it to the page as well. So that's the trick so that you can see that they've all got most common Twitter edits you in there and so on. It's actually a bit more subtle because if people reply to a tweet where I've posted the links to it, it'll come back there as well. So you get fantasies. I recently switched to using Mastodon as my comment system. So it's similar to that except instead of using Twitter, it uses. And Twitter is macedon is marked up with microphone X two. So if you can, if you send a web mention from the Mastodon post, it will show up properly in here, but it doesn't send the minor fault. So yeah, you'd have to call the API to put them in. Yeah. I am such a strong believer in the free and open web. I just feel like whatever we can do to kind of preserve that is great. So let's catch you up on the saga of little old Elon Musk. This should be a ballad. The ballot of Elon Musk sit right back will tell you a tale to tale of a billionaire who wanted to own Twitter. As you know, if you've been paying attention over the first three months of 2022, has been slowly they say paying cash, it sounds like he's actually like Lincoln his thumb and spitting out bills for shares of Twitter got himself all the way up to 9.2 percent delayed mentioning that, by the way, now he's being sued because the SEC requires when you get to 5, I think 5%. 5%. But you have to. You have to report, he got to 5% by March 14th, but didn't file little April 4th. And so there's an investor lawsuit saying, and I think the SEC should probably also do something. I think they're investigating, saying, hey, you essentially kept the price artificially low by not telling everybody you were buying up Twitter. Of course, as soon as he filed an April 4th, Twitter stock price went up 27%. Which proved the point. Prove the point. That better evidence better receipts than that. Yeah. So anyway, he is now a 9.2% shareholder, which at that point gave him, I guess, enough stock that Twitter said, well, we better ought to listen to this guy. Even though he's kind of obviously a troll, offered him a board seat. Now, this is where it gets interesting. And invited him to speak to the staff for an AMA. The AMA has been canceled. And so has Elon's board seat. But we're not clear on what happened. It's exactly why I didn't want him on the board in the first place. He's just a troll who runs around doing his own thing and what rules get in the way. He backs off and this is exactly what we thought would happen. So I mean, I think it could be, I don't know. Do you think agarwal Agrawal said, no, never mind? Do you think Elon said, no, never mind? Or did some lawyers, what I hear? What are you here? Should I hear his lawyers said, you just can't, you can't do these things. You have a fiduciary fiduciary responsibility. And you can't go around telling the public what's going to happen with the company without knowing it or before it's known. He did delete a bunch of tweets over the weekend that were offensive, stupid childish. I think he realized someone probably set him aside and said, look, you can do all this when it's your own companies when you come in and do this to other companies, this is a problem. And then I think also Twitter's lawyers probably were like, y'all, really? Is this really what we want? And I think probably everybody woke up next to each other and was like, oh, yeah, no. This isn't right. It was putting up polls, kind of facetious polls. At one point, he said, should Twitter delete the W and Twitter for its name, which is just perfect for his 9 year old joke. By a fourth grader. It turns out, according to the timeline from The Washington Post, that on Saturday morning, he told Twitter he would not be joining the board. Now, there's another thought I had, because remember when we said, maybe one of the reasons I think eustace said to keep your Friends close, keep your enemies closer. One of the reasons Twitter offered him a board seat is because board members are not allowed to own more than 15%. But also, then they have fidgety. So he would have to have a kind of product about the because you're given non material information and therefore if you say it publicly, you are violating every stopped him in the past. And the SEC has barely slapped his wrists for these things. No, yeah, no, but that's my question. Well, because he has beneficial issue of his own company. So he's not necessarily himself, whereas Twitter could sue him for doing it. Yeah, okay. So the lawyers said Elon, you're going to have to muzzle yourself. He said, I'm not doing that. Also, Elon, you can't buy any more shares past 15%. I still think he's got the money. If he wanted to buy Twitter, just do a hostile takeover, he could buy a 51% stake. I'm sure. Where he is friends could. Well, yeah, I was like, he doesn't have to buy the whole 50. Peter Thiel could buy another 15%. What would be the first thing he would do is invite president Trump, former president Trump back? Probably. Do you think? Yeah. I think that's what the I suspect that's why staff is nervous..
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Up comic and actor, dies at age 67. By Andrew Dalton, Associated Press, Los Angeles. Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and legendary stand up comic known for his raw scorched voice and crude jokes has died. He was 67. Godfrey died from a rare genetic muscle disease that can trigger a dangerously abnormal heartbeat. His publicist and longtime friend, Glenn Schwartz said in a statement. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend, and father to his two young children, although today is a sad day for all of us. Please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert's honor. His family said in a statement posted on Twitter. Gottfried was a fiercely independent, and intentionally bizarre comedian's comedian, as likely to clear a room with anti comedy, as he was to kill it with his jokes. He first came to national attention with frequent appearances on MTV in its early days. And when they brief stint in the cast of Saturday Night Live in the 1980s, Godfrey also did frequent voice work for children's television and movies, most famously playing the parrot Iago and Disney's Aladdin. He was particularly fond of doing obscure and dated impressions for as long as he could milk them, including Groucho Marx, Bela Lugosi, and Andrew dice clay. In his early days at the club, the comedy store in Hollywood, the managers would have him do his impression of then little known Jerry Seinfeld at the end of the night to get rid of lingering patrons, gottfried was especially beloved by his fellow comedians and performers. I am so sad to read about the passing of Gilbert Gottfried, actor Marlee Matlin, said on Twitter. Funny, politically incorrect, but a softie on the inside. We met many times. Even pranked me on a plane, replacing my interpreter. Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander tweeted that Gilbert Gottfried made me laugh at times when laughter did not come easily. What a gift. Gottfried was born in Brooklyn. The son of a hardware store owner and a stay at home mom. He began doing amateur stand up at age 15. Gilbert's brand of humor was brash, shocking, and frequently offensive, but the man behind the jokes was anything but. Gottfried's friend and podcast co host, Frank Santo padre, said in a statement. Those who loved him, and were fortunate enough to share his orbits knew a person who was sweet, sensitive, surprisingly shy, and filled with a childlike sense of playfulness and wonder. Gottfried is survived by his wife Dara, sister Karen, 14 year old daughter lily, and 12 year old son, max..
Goodbye to Another Brilliant Comedic Mind, the Great Gilbert Gottfried
"And finally, I want to say, I'm very bummed out that the great comic Gilbert Gottfried has died. This came out of nowhere, man. Just like his pals, Bob Saget, and Louisiana, and not to mention Norm Macdonald, all of these guys were on Gilbert's podcast in the last few years, and it's gonna be so hard to listen to these shows now because Gilbert's gone.
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on WTOP
"I'm so used to doing those Sorry Sean That's all right It's on the house It is 5 40 here on WTO Two men charged with impersonating federal agents and befriending actual agents with big dollar gifts will be allowed out of jail ahead of their trial The judge in this case says since the men are only charged with pretending to be law enforcement officers those charges alone are not enough to hold them And with the maximum sentence being three years behind bars judge G Michael Harvey says it's unlikely their flight risk either The judge also saying right now nothing shows that hyder Ali and Ari and tarazi as Ali claimed we're doing anything more than befriending the agents they're accused of giving gifts to so they could feel like they were on the same level as the officers I also want to witnesses claim that Ali says he's connected with Pakistani intelligence The judge says so far the case shows that Ali's statements can't be trusted both men will have to be monitored by GPS Mike Morello WTO news The judge said the men won't be released until tomorrow morning giving prosecutors time to appeal if they so choose Knew this afternoon comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died at the age of 67 on Twitter gottfried's family announced the comedian's death after a long illness Publicist and longtime friend Glenn Schwartz says Godfrey died from a rare genetic muscle disease that can trigger a dangerously abnormal heartbeat Godfrey was known for his distinctive voice which earned him a lot of roles particularly the role of a loudmouth parrot in Disney's animated film Aladdin Entertainment editor Jason fraley interviewed gottfried late last year White people can expect when they come see me is to turn to each other and go whose idea was it to seek Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried started doing stand up in New York City at age 15 before famously voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin It's amazing I was one to actually in a quality production Our interview erupted when a fire alarm went off and gottfried's hotel I guess there's a fire here At least this will be a valuable interview if I'm burned alive You're bringing the house down literally You're on fire man Jason Frey WTO It's 5 42 Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is still funding some of her passions Some items from her officer hitting the auction block Ginsburg loved the Washington national opera taking part in at least three productions over the years Now some 150 items she owned will be auctioned online to raise money for the opera There's everything from Picasso to a piece done by her grandson Of the justice says the set of liberty and it says bubba bubby of liberty Potomac company auctions owner Elizabeth haney wainstein We have her mint coat that she used to wear to the opera and inside the pocket as her is her name Bidding on that starts at $250 Some pieces are as low as $25 A Picasso plate that hung in Ginsburg's Watergate dining room will open at 4000 On.
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Half joke. I don't think so and the joke that joke that i thought it was heading toward isn't as funny but i'll tell it and your mother teresa dies and goes to heaven and And they give her a little halo over her head and she's walking around heaven and she runs into princess di and princess. Diana has a tremendous halo overhead. And mother theresa gets really pissed off and she goes to saint peter and she goes. I can't believe it. I worked with starving children and lepers my entire life. And i get this tiny little halo and brench. Sti- gets a giant halo and saint. Peter says oh. That's not a halo steering wheel. What's the the shortest joke. You can think of well. The woman who lives next door to me must love candy all night long she else. Oh henry oh henry. Do you remember the first. The first job remember learning in the last. You remember telling before well here. This is funny. Might book is rubber balls and liquor. And i sell it on my website sometimes at clubs but that joke was are okay. Everything i see a you say rubber bolts and liquor rubber balls and liquor. Feel air you where it's going but okay okay. I was walking down the street brother. Balls and liquor. I had lunch rubber balls liquor. I went for a drive rubber balls and wicker. What are you going to do with your girlfriend tonight. Rubber balls in liquor see. That was one of the first jokes. I heard is a kid that i dirty joke and and it's so weird because you're bowl in it are obviously breast so but it sounds like wait a minute. So you going out with transsexual. Or something got your she. She has testicles your girlfriend so but yeah that was one that. What's your favorite joke. You remember saying at one of the rothe not sitting on the risk rats or the nine eleven joke. I remember at at the David hasselhoff roast. I said it's been said that. David hasselhoff has sold ten million albums in germany but like so many stories to come out of germany. These numbers are probably lated if not an out and out hoax so close it out if you wonder if you do a you can't be cleaner not clean. You mentioned one minute. Or last version of the aristocrats family goes into a talent agent's office he says tell me about your act so they take their clothes they fuck each other and they blow each other and he says What goes yourself the original garage. Thirteen seconds hey. That's.
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Dirty jokes. Dvd ends with title cards saying based on death of a salesman. By arthur miller. I y but as touring touring. Stand up comedian. Do you relate to willie loman. Well i often said like with my podcast. I often quoted. Death of a salesman with attention must be paid. Because i like to quote autho miller my other quote from arthur miller is hey i just fucked marilyn monroe. Do you relate to traveling. Do you feel like you're traveling salesman. Sometimes oh my god. When i am traveling when i'm outta town and i'm lugging my suitcase around. I mean she'll feels. I know how took them so long to say. Hey put wheels on a suitcase. That was seems like that should have been when they invented. Course i remember years being without we and it was just really but now looking it is still or i still feel like a traveling salesmen. You mentioned that you Hope that the club owners going to cancel anytime every time you go on. My fantasy is always sat out waiting backstage and the owner will come back and say that there was a fire or flood and now the places has been destroyed his check. You can go home. Have you ever had a show that was canceled that you and feel actually like a relief. I've never had it canceled where i was backstage. But i've had it canceled a lot of times where i'll be book someplace and for some reason you know at the place will go out of business or it'll be a different owner to which over and say. Oh that that jobs cancel go. Oh what a relief. What do you still do it. Have you considered you could cancel the dates yourself by booking them. Yeah that that would be too much control of my own hypertrophy and as you know it is what you do. In the documentary. Anthony gentlemen described as the ultimate comedian's comedian. What what does that mean to you. It means the audience doesn't find me. What is this and so okay on the other side. What does it mean that comedians do. But it is when you say these so-and-so's so and so is always like you know. If you say the musician's musician it means they say someone who like day they know what crap and watch good you know and they they have a much higher standard. Do you think you'd like more than if the audience elected but rather be meetings comedian than it. Audiences comedian Well if i could be a comedian's comedian and still get booked tachibana and still paid this amount. Do you have any any stories of any other times. You and sort of a weird place or any other times you did it that you remember Particularly notable good times bad times the longest lasting one. I remember one time being on stage. And i started being dirty and somebody yelled out. Hey i'm here with my five year old daughter. And i said well gee often take your five year old daughter someplace to get drunk. It's like rats and it's so but yes the act is taking a daughter just Oh my god yes. i think. I was hidden in rochester new york and there was a club can't believe i almost forgot this one. There was a club that by law had to have a deaf interpreter onstage. Now i very rarely. I don't do the aristocratic much. But i thought holy shit to be able to do the aristocrats and be that gross that disgusting and that preferred and have. This woman acted out. Holy christ i have to and i immediately walked over next to the here deaf interpreter and said family walks and by then the audience when their minds of course they knew what was going to happen. And i'm there. And i'm watching the woman as i'm saying it saying and the sun blows his father and then dog is fucking them other and and she acts out all of it and i gotta say i admired her greatly. We're the people in the audience or do they have to be there regardless of their stuff. I there were some. you know. that's the funny thing. The reason they got her is because some deaf guy complain that they need to have a persian as an interpreter and then they said when they did it that this guy was complaining that it wasn't the proper interpretation and and they said this. That guys are total prick. We tried to feel sorry for. We really wanted a feel bad for him..
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"If it's ironic or now so what is your sort of philosophy or evolution of doing jokes onstage. I don't know that would take some thought. Sure and it would take some intelligence. I don't know i just enjoy doing. It was just an instinct of like your. It's the same thing if you're on stage in your if you're to keep herself present or whatever you would like tell jokes to yourself. Yeah yeah it's People talk about all the time about idea of comedians being honest onstage truthful on stage and they always -ssume that hasn't been like tong stories about their life or whatever but seemingly for you like you like jokes alonso. It's honest to be like this is what's funny to me right now. Yeah it's it's kind of like like people say oh see. Richard pryor talked about his childhood. The bad things that happen. Then it's like you know. I admire richard pryor but then the other type jokes are good. To how many jobs do you think you have memorized. All god that just scary. Think if it's something. I need to know that i don't know those out. I can't keep in my head but if it's old jokes or like the assistant director and frankenstein meets the wolf man. That that that. I could come up with you. Think probably like over ten thousand jokes. Maybe yeah who knows that. See now i want to hang myself in most jerk off. And i thought you're going the other way so is thinking back to the hefner rose which i watched I believe i was in high school. And i realized you're in your forties. Yeah where i feel. Like if i had a guest at the time of close put you closer to the age. You are now did you. What did you like about. Sort of feeling like a throwback at the time slash seeming like an old jewish when you're middle aged view and now as you are closer to being an old old jew. Do you feel like you've aged into your persona. I sometimes i wonder. Is there anything. Is there any such thing as a young jew. I think i think jus born like oh boy when someone gonna wash me off base talk. I feel gooey and sticky. Scott on here But even on stage do you feel like yeah. This is how i should this. I'm as old as these jokes. Yes yes yeah. Now it feels like Yeah i don't feel like like any of the parts. I blade i been like the ju- behind a desk so i i. I don't think it's i think on. He's not young vibrant and is there something about telling these jokes that is not unlike your pockets. We like keeping certain things from cultures still around. I like the idea of you know. Bring out these people. It's kind of like when they used to have loved both and fantasy island. Some pop up who you swore were dead or you'd go on a who is that guy not really short. Then you'd remember and go all there's good as ever. Yeah it's just like these jokes exactly many years ago. I worked at a talent agency. Oddly enough for this job and family family walked. you know. There's a client by the name of gilbert. Godfrey called his agent. And i picked up the phone and Someone was talking at it and they're like. Oh can you tell them and i was like. Oh what's your name. Because i had no idea. Was you because your normal speaking voice your every. I'm making phone call. Eight voice is not the gilbert gottfried voice. And it's interesting because you know in the documentaries especially gilbert people like to trade. Oh he's sweet. Quiet guy off stage but on stage he. He feels free and like he's really himself but is that correct. Seems like you are more comfortable being the onstage and sort of less like yourself is the persona like your dark inner truth or sort of the opposite of like a shield against whatever your this this coats in that whole jacqueline high thing. Yeah depending on whose playing it. They were spencer. Tracy fredric march silent version which children louis the john barrymore. I'm on a bunch of others. I think kirk douglas tv. I do you feel more like you are jekyll that turns into height. Or did you see that. A tough one. Yeah because i mean i at this point i feel like both are kind of me and i hit upon it in the documentary. 'cause i always think of that scene from wizard avaz where he says. I ignore that man behind the curtain because he wants to be the big powerful wizard. And but it's like for you you spend especially for. I imagine that he's been tons of time being that guy to yes i like. He's not the both the guy behind the current and the guy the big breen head. So that's what you feel like both. Yeah so it yeah. I'm i'm basically both your sister. Arlene was also an artist She was a wonderful street. Talk for and a gospel singer Do you feel like what you do. Stand up comedy is similar to either of those in any way before she passed away. Did you have conversations about the about the similarities or differences of your chosen art forms. Never really nothing. Ever that deep in fact i think in the documentary last summer national lean. What do you gilbert talk about. And this was absolutely true. She said. I don't know mainly seltzer would be like. She tells me like at the supermarkets three blocks from our house that there would be a sale on seltzer drinking seltzer. So sometimes i would take. The shopping basket cheered and buy a big carton of seltzer. So this is the deep dish. But i guess not even in terms of confrontation than just in general knowing what she did. Do you relate to a street. Photographer goes out without knowing what they're doing and capturing do do you relate to parts of those things with her first of all she was like attracted to like the underbelly. The stuff onto the rock like when new york used to be just slummy all over the place and he's abandoned buildings in junkies and gangs. She should be really. She would run over and wanna take pictures in tucson scared of it. She wasn't scared and she didn't look down on it. They was just a fascinating terror. And do you feel like the aristocrats is your version of that. It's scummy part of the human brain that you are not looking down upon Yeah it's my version of shelter fine so in the aristocrats documentary said each person's version of the joke is is holding up your to themselves. What does your version say about you. That i liked when animals coming and fuck me.
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"You slip into a believer cosby impression. I which was this is two thousand five. Yeah which wasn't it was one of my jokes. That's one of the things i did. That became more modern with time back. Then it was like oh cosby what he used that joe years ago. And now it's like. Oh gosh really yeah. Yeah so then. The kids start popping their pimples. And i'll say this is where it really really gross. Eric know i know people. I won't say who have who around this point. Skipped ahead is how is your. How is your relationship to. The audience evolve in terms of like how much they want. You want them to enjoy something and how much you want to enjoy and who cares like how much do revel in them. Not enjoying things and you know i do. Enjoy them not enjoying it a lot of the time. We're like there are times when people get up and walk out. But i feel like oh i still got it because you don't know if there's a line you crossed if there isn't some people they're like well that is i. Don't you're not crossing the line if no one is actually pushed. Yes yes and they like. They're one person. I liked to quote a lot. Because he's something intelligent night on so i have to cordon. George carlin's line was it's the duty of a comedian to find out where the line is drawn and deliberately crossover it. Yeah because i mean really in their day you know. Charlie chaplin and the marx brothers were crossing the line. Yeah that was like that was like a lot of it was like. Oh my god. God they just do their. It's like a the trial thing of a train coming through the screen like that was the height of a horror film. Toss yes because people. It's a theory on comedy. Called benign violation which essentially like it has to be some sort of violation in ece. Seem benign right. So what ultimately what you're doing is like this is such a violation of like what is normal but except it's coming from you and there should be seen a safe because it's like this guy just says this stuff you make such a practice crossing whatever line. They like well. That's the thing that this guy. Yeah you came up around the same time. give or take as larry david and andy kaufman. Who had their own complicated relationship to audiences in. What ways do you feel like what you do. What they similar or different andy. Kaufman was Before but i remember. I used to. He used to pop up in the club that i was hang out waiting to get on at like the catch in the comic strip now. Well not before the comics journal was catch and the emperor. And i mean i remember him doing an entire Hundred bottles of beer on the wall. Yeah and it's like you go. Oh my god. He's going to do the entire thing. And that was something. And i remember larry. David used to he would kind of get angry onstage not just onstage off he get angry and sometimes he get into fights with people in the audience and One time he get into a fight with his strunk and drunk said oh. Yeah well your mother fox. My dog and larry david said well. I bet your doesn't enjoy what's interesting at this point of the joke where you know. The rats are decapitated. And is you forget that then the parts were the families all having sex with each other. It's like normal and yes then it's like. Oh okay the father's fucking the door. That's okay yeah. More sex happens and this is my favorite part of the entire joke. You list all the there's blood and there's shit and there's piston that's all stuff and then you go sweat. Yeah i o sweat. That's disgusting swat. It's it is so whimsical. Do you feel like out especially when you do it. Do you feel like this is a very adult joke or very childlike. Joe i i'm going to say at pretty childish mature which is what i'm good. Yeah so the. Rats are now decapitated there. The boys having sex with his mom's i whole and then for no reason. No reason you start doing jerry seinfeld. I don't know how started another thing. I just thought it slipping. And i forget what did i say literally just sort of like. Start the joke over as if you're jerry firmly walks into danger of all folks then the mall. There's all those it sounds like at this point. If you're really it's essentially like every all of your reference points are just available at your. That have can hitching like having done. Jerry let me throw yes. Yes the next thing which is very funny. Is you then sort of like fast forward. Five hours and then they keep on doing that for five hours. When do you get. How do you get a sense of. It's time to wrap up as a more about your more about the audience. I think it's more about me. I'd point. I don't feel like being up here any longer. And that's i guess it's like through jerry seinfeld in there and that has your guests is that i've yeah whatever. The barrel is scripted. Jerry seinfeld so cut to the agent. He is nonplussed. Yeah why why is he nonplussed. Yeah that that's yeah. They'd that's another another amazing part of the story. Is that or with every joke you go. Well why wouldn't he react. Why didn't he call the cops. Why why isn't he going. Oh my god down to have this office. Destroy mountains of shit in pitch in common so the contrast users. It's funny that you're like. What does the word that is the most opposite of everything that just happened. Yeah yeah yeah. Sh what do they call it. The aristocrats do you do any. Do you try to do anything. How do you sort of symbolize the finish. It seems like different. Comedians have different ways of like the end. I yeah it's always the aristocrats big big show at the arms outstretched and in the documentary. Drew carrey came up with like that little thing that he saw the i like the snap. It's very good. It's a funny ending because as you say it's like a bit of an anti joke but then but you do it as if it's a big finish. Yes like be like you're telling you now but especially at this point everyone who was hearing your version of it knows you're doing the aristocrat. Yeah it's the weakest version of the. It's the weakest part of the joke punchline. There's a debate of how much this joke is a satire. Do any of that you know for you. It's of these blonde hair blue eyed people but is that in it at all ultimately. You're like do you feel like there's a satire of either aristocratic people or of show business. I don't know it's like and it always happens. When you start talk- the worst thing to do is talk about comedy. Your i'm making a whole out of it. It's kind of like cutting frog apart to see howard hops and then all of a sudden how come. It's not hopping and yet. I'm hopping theathened bank. Trump's echo so in in the documentary. Lisa lamp banal explains that no one tells the joke stage because comedians don't tell jokes on stage because they don't wanna see they don't want to be seen as a big hack impact. I've ever stopped me past interviews. You've talked about how much you hate hacky. Comedians and you sort of do hackie jokes like ironically and then he sort of did them straight and would want the audience to kind of get a sense..
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"That and don't bother me. I could have been home watching guy. I don't know how to broker answers but it in way you set up your self at your. I joke that they did not respond to was a wet. Was you being the first person to make a joke about it. And though the aristocrats is not a joke about it it is a joke. That says this joke. I'm telling a nine eleven happened. Everyone else is doing jokes. And they're sort of ignoring. I always love. Like i always a big fan of henny youngman and henny youngman would go out there. And you know they'd be roasting whoever You know ronald reagan and neo. Go up and goes. It's a pleasure being at this rose for ronald reagan. My wife bakes cake. Had nothing to do with anything going on. What did you sort of learn from this. What was your takeaway. Nothing guy. i'm not. I'm not sure mark person. I'm one of those that touch usa fence kitchen electrical shock and goes. Oh well. i've just happened that one time. Let me touch again. Let me touch your ten more time. So speaking of you touching electrical and other time. And and i do not feel like we need to rehash the entire story of the affleck and japanese tsunami stuff happened there. Yeah real big and you end up talking about it. All the time you can find but Quickly the japanese tsunami happened. You tweeted some stuff. Got mad athletic. You can't be the duck anymore But going through these two things and so in their aristocrats documentary. George carlin talks about context. Comedy what is your relationship context. What have you learned about the importance of context. Do you care about context context. It's it's a weird thing like when people say. Are you sorry about what you did with the sioux nami jokes and i always say the same thing. I'm always sorry. About loosing dime joy. But i it just feels. I can't with a straight face. Say all gi. Feel sorry. i made jokes. Because that's what you do. Yeah it's like they were reporting on that like you think someone blew up the moon or something. It was that big an event on the news and they would report it and they would always say they never used the term joe they would always say comments and remarks because if you say jokes in your mind ju- mind immediately goes what the fuck are. We getting all upset about a joke. A news person talking about jokes and it was a lesson for a lot of people like that. Some people don't treat to remove your gilbert gottfried to yourself anti-people no you are remove that then it just like guys said mean things immediately after terrible thing happen yes and remove comedian and jokes. It is man makes famous. Man makes means statements of after a terrible thing happened. Yeah well while we're in this area. I wanted to ask about a specific word choice in the version of the aristocrats that we play dirty jokes. You use the word for let's say female genitalia. That's somewhat argue especially by man. I is hurtful Why do you use it. Why why do you feel like that. Is the right word to use in this chip. Well it's kind of like if you use a cleaner word. Then what's the point and telling the joke you to do. I could do a clean version of the aristocrats where i go And then they are hug each other and then they kiss each other on the cheek. The aristocrats in this context especially. It's you especially. The album is called dirty jokes right. So it's like. It's not a dirty joke if you don't do it like it's the same thing like you're saying about doing the nine eleven joke which is using it to signify that you know it's wrong to use it. Yeah and that's what i mean when i say every one of those jokes has its own hidden. Built-in apology or because everybody. You don't have to say afterwards. Oh it was bad. And i had no idea i had no idea when i said blow job that was a dirty term and you know say at garage mother. I used to say it to my grandma but only on the jewish holiday surprisingly You got a lot of positive response from telling the the hefner russia and also how replayed in the aristocrats Including as a book one famous fan backstage at the tonight show. I was wondering if you wanted to share that. Stall why i somebody called up my name and i turned around which i have a habit of doing hotel my knee and it was harrison ford and he said to me that he complimented me on my telling of the aristocrats joke and how much it made him laugh and this one of those stories that i cringe every time i think of it. It's kind of like any time. I've tried to ask a girl out. I remember every fucking word. I said and go away. Why did you say that. That's my whole life so instead of the right thing to do which would have said which would have been. Oh i thank you you know. I loved bladerunner. You know. that would have been fine. And he would have been flattered. And i could've walked away like a human being but i go. I figure oh. I gotta be funny now so i said oh thank you and your name is and i kind of felt like. I don't know if he caught that it was a joke right in but either way he walked away going boy. Gilbert godfrey jenner this whole. And we're right back with more gilbert gottfried goodwin sponsored by better health online therapy a lot of the company mechanisms we.
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Wanted to be the first one to address the elephant in the room then before we assume did what what why do you. What is it in you that you're like i want to be that. Did you know all going to like. I'm going to be make sure i'm the first person who does this. Yeah i don't know maybe it's maybe i'm self destructive mayhem just stupid but if someone tells me don't do something and i want to do it. Is this just how you process grief or harbel things is. Is this your natural inclination. Well it it definitely is is part of it. It's like. I always said a tragedy in comedy a roommates wherever tragedies around comedies too few feet behind them sticking his tongue out and making obscene gestures. And it's it's like when you go to a funeral you know the guy standing at the podium. We'll start to say embarrassing stories about the guy in the box and people laugh and then a lot of times you'll see people lean over to the person sitting next to him with a smirk on their face and the other person will hold their hands over their face like oh. I shouldn't be laughing at this so back to the night. Is this a joke. You had written before in. Yeah i thought of it before. And so sorry i should. Have you say what the joke was. Yeah show. I said. I had to leave early tonight. I have to catch your flight to allay. I couldn't get a direct flight. We have to make a stop at the state building and forget it. I lost audience bigger than anybody has ever lost. An audience and people are booing and hissing. One guy yelled out too soon which i thought meant. I didn't take long enough. Pause between the setup and the punchline has anyone said that before in like was that the invention of saying i. that's the first time. I heard i was quite proud of that. I i always remember like i yell too soon. Yeah you know. It's like and then i feel like oil Okay what makes it soon enough. You know it's like soons okay but it's too too soon. Yeah it's kind of like to me. I could make an argument that by me making it too soon. I'm more sensitive than people who wait and think it's okay. Yeah 'cause it's like you can make a joke about the titanic. No one's going to attack you for that. And so because you're a sensitive person you waited all those years so by being a sensitive person and making a titanic joke. You're saying fuck everybody who died on the titanic. That years ago we don't care about them even the grandkids are dead and fuck their grandkids. I'm a sensitive person. And i feel like with me. You could make the argument. That when i say it it's too soon and everyone goes all mine. God how could he do that. It's so such a horrible thing. It technology it's a horrible clear that it's wrong because they're doing it like it's so soon that there's no way anyone would think you knew the right thing to say. Yes yes in fact. I feel like bad taste. Jokes have their own built in apology because everyone is going. Oh my god. You shouldn't say that and someone has to say the flag in so much as we assume joking is good. Someone has to do the i joke. Yes and you as a generously. Were there other jokes. You consider a christ. These aggravates other jokes about around. You think you're considering no just that one like that. Because i'm a bad writer if i could come up with one joke in a year. I'm go ho-. Wow i sit down. What did you think was going to happen. I don't know which shows how my mind works. I wasn't even thinking in advance that Oh this might not be the crowd foreign. It was so interesting because it's a joke that if you said it today not right. It only makes sense in. A room of people have just experienced nine. Eleven the doesn't totally make sense unless everyone has been seeing the smoke from the destruction. And so now if you said it would be like saying you know. Fuck the people who died on september. Eleven and i mentioned should've purchase waiting so the joke happens. You lose a room more than anything else. Yes do you have any remember. What memory of what. It felt like in that moment all my god i was like i felt like i was floating through outer space. Getting back to the titanic. I felt like leonardo dicaprio. And you lose his grip that dorothy and each going in to the bottom of the frozen ocean. Yeah and show thin. I felt when i was up was kind of like well. I'm at the bottom level of hell now and this show This shows seems pretty much over. I what do you say after this and then that popped into my head coach. I figured why not go to even a lower level of hells if there's you know and that that was it you just started. Yeah and i just started and it's like it almost seemed like immediately. The audience was turning around. Yeah they were like laughing and cheering and just the biggest laughs i ever heard in the comics will laughing. And the organisers gone wild. Then somebody said somewhere either said it was like i had performed a mash streaky outta me on the crowd. Yeah had indiana goes. Tears ran throughout the hilton ballroom. As mr godfried had performed a collective tracheotomy on the audience delivering oxygen laughter past the grief and ash that had blocked there passageways. Show what the funky do viewing me for why we had no go on. That's all i wrote down..
"gilbert gottfried" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Gonna talk about blow jobs and and getting fucked in the exactly so let's start from the sort of Very beginning for those. Who don't know to your knowledge. What is the history of the risk rats jokes or do you know any stories about sort of its history. I know very little about the history of it know. Some comic told it to me years ago. And i don't remember you know. They have like two possible punchline. Yeah she did the aristocrats of the sufficient ikano. Yeah i think. I've heard it described as it's the journey and not to destination. Yes like it's getting there when you actually say the punch in normally in a joke. The punchline is is what the payoff the payoff with this go done. Right is the whole setup and then Punchline goes no. It's a real at them by the end do you remember. Do you remember that i. I'm hearing it what you thought like. You might not remember totally remember. Just sort of hearing it and what you thought like. Oh i'm going to remember. Yeah i remember now. Here's here's shaw weird story. It's like one time. Richard belcher had a brother named len And i told a joke to him and then he wanted me to tell to someone else on. I did and then to someone else and he said each time that i told that i made it a little different and i was Library on it and he said you know what it would make are really funny film. You just telling that. Joe go over and over a whole movie just based on the aristocrats joke and i said you know. That's the dumbest fucking idea. I've ever heard in my life No no i would never do that. Short now penn gillette. Is it a thing that the documentary and it seemed like comedians. Were telling this joke all the time. How often are you were you in situations situation for. This joke is actually being told. I don't know. I mean. Honestly i think a lot has been said that it's Alway free comedian knows it like. It's a hidden handshake secret handshake. I don't know favorite comedian. Knows it yeah. It's like you know a lot of people to you could say like garbage men. You know you're go every garbage man says hey wanna go out for pizza. That says secret thing that every garbage man tales. And then you do a whole documentary in you say Out gather up some garbage men. And i'll tell them you want to go out for pizza and then say oh my god. Yeah if you wanna be in the sanitation department. That's how you get and do you remember any specific stories of hearing it other than the baltimore or telling it of either people. You told us you the first time or just different people that much differently than you ever expected. I never heard his version. But i heard buddy hackett used to tell it and sometimes he would tell it during commercial breaks on the tonight show and that that way when they get back from commercially audience would be laughing. I i go. What but i heard. A lot of the older comics told it. I heard i heard. I think check benny. They one person said and it wasn't in the documentary. But i remember on one episode of the couple They had these two old people standing there and Tony randall says to them. And what do you call yourself. And they say the aristocrats allow and so it's like you know little inside joke before it's like a thing that he did on stage much later when you're doing it sort of friends do you is the thing. We develop a signature version. Or they're sort of things that you end up repeating. Well i think the trick to it is not to repeat yourself I too much away. You know if you say. And then they bring out a monkey and faulk shoe in the ass. You know you got to change it to kangaroo sure animals show different animals. Yeah be or a robot. Sure doesn't have to be a living. It just sort of there has to be like a third act. Yes yes it could be an android guest. Heady performed onstage really before the hugh hefner roast you know. I don't think so. I don't think i i told it on stage. I wasn't planning on telling it that. Why haven't you told it on stage. Do you think before. I don't know i mean i don't always stood on stage. Show now yeah you know. Just in rare instances. So i'll tell something more failty but just want to that one. You've told the story A million times before the million and first time So can you tell the story of the hugh hefner roast okay. This was like a few days after september eleventh and two thousand one. Yeah and so it was just a few days after and they were gonna have the you. Hefner rose then And it was going to be in new york making matters even worse and it was. It was very strange because for months afterwards in new york there were black cloud sold through the city and I mean all through the world. It was a shocking event. But new york forget it and so there was talk about cancelling it and then they figured they'd go on within anyway and then there were a lot of people just afraid to fly shown they were cancelling that flights so it was like whoever you could get and i remember the first thing i did when i got up on. Stage was Ice tea had just been on. And he was saying. God you know just rambling on about how i'm going to stab you white motherfuckers and i'm going to rape you white bitches and so i got up very angrily and started yelling. Hey stay dig my whole. I write down so i'll do it anyway. I'm going to follow you white mother right in why you see such a strong on a shield salad you white mother z. Joke works just worked no matter how many here and i.
Cameo now lets you book 10-minute Zoom calls with celebrities
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Strategies for Eating Healthier
"Hello and welcome to the nutrition diva podcast. I'm your host Monica Rheingau and week I'm reviewing some brand new research on the types of strategies that are most effective in changing people's behavior for the better so if you've ever struggled to change the each season of knowing host Christie West Guard will take you for an inside look at an iconic entertainer the first season is all about Robin Williams in this short eight episode autobiography you'll hear never before heard interviews from people who worked with Robin and knew him best and you'll hear from comedians like Gilbert Gottfried and Chris get hard about how Robin inspired them to push the boundaries of comedy listen for a moving portrait of an unforgettable icon just search for knowing colon robin Liam's on your favorite podcast APP could your eating habits be a little better well you're in good company despite decades of haranguing by parents health professionals government agencies and podcasters the average American is still taking in too much sugar too many highly processed foods and too few fruits and vegetables we're taking in too many calories and too few nutrients as a result we tend to be both overweight and undernourished the causes of these dietary indiscretions are well documented the proliferation of cheap high-calorie Hyper Palatable Food and beverages as well as the normalization of huge portion sizes and constant snacking have created an environment and culture in which it takes superhuman hurt and willpower to not overeat the question is how do we change all this put calories on restaurant menus hide the ice cream in the the freezer served dinner on smaller dinner plates post healthy eating messages and cafeterias break rooms and on our refrigerators at home you name it someone has tried it and many of these strategies work at least a little but are any of them really making a dent what are the most effective ways to encourage healthy behaviors that will ultimately result in improved health a pair of French researchers Roman KC and Pierre Shangdong set out to find out the identified ninety six different research studies that employed various strategies for nudging people toward healthy choices and they compared there else to determine which seemed to be the most effective for this particular study the researchers calculated how each nudge impacted total calorie intake. now. Admittedly reducing calories is not the only way that a nudge might improve your nutrition but with obesity being such a primary concern it's certainly relevant and this metric does allow us to compare the effects of a lot of different types of interventions a nudge in this case was defined as any that altered people's behaviors without outright forbidding something or using economic incentives for example if an employer wanted to incur urge their employees to drink less soda and more water they could remove all the soda from the vending machines or double the price of the soda so that the bottled water it was much cheaper but neither one of those would be nudges a nudge is something that influences the choices that you make or in the language of the researchers alters the choice architecture without removing your ability to make or afford a different choice and the researchers found that none She's divided themselves into three categories cognitive strategies try to affect what you know they aim to make you think a bit more before making yourself election or taking a bite cognitive nudges include things like adding calorie counts to restaurant menus or in the case of our employer who wants their employees to drink less soda a cognitive nudge might be to hang a poster next to the soda machine showing how much sugar is in a twenty ounce bottle of soda and other type of cognitive nudge is using logos or icons to identify healthier choices so putting a heart icon on high fiber cereals or a little Broccoli icon next to lower calorie menu items would both be examples of this type of nudge over the past tanner twenty years a lot of energy and money has been invested in cognitive dodges like adding calorie counts two menus and changing the way calories are displayed unpackaged foods unfortunately of all the three types of ages. Cognitive strategies are the least impactful in terms of average impact on calorie intake cognitive nudges reduced typical intake by about six fifty four calories per day the second category of nudges our affective strategies these try to change the way you feel about food or behavior without necessarily changing what you know affect of nudges include applying appealing words and images to healthy choices instead of offering you aside of carrots I might offer you citrus infused glazed spring carrots on a menu I might include beautiful photographs of the Salads but not the fried foods another type of affect of nudge is known as the healthy eating call this is when a sign or a server suggests that a certain choice is more desirable would you like to split a desert with the table or we can substitute a salad for the fries if you prefer or are pasta also comes in half portions instead of trying to inform you about the nutritional attributes of a food affect of strategies focused on making certain foods more desirable or influencing how you feel about a certain choice these appeals to the senses the emotions are somewhat more effective than appeals to reason in terms of reducing calorie intake affect nudges are almost twice as impactful as cognitive ones reducing energy intake by about one hundred thirty calories a day or about seven point five percent as you may have guessed by now the third category of nudges turned out to be the most effective of all and tell you all about what that was right after this break to thank our sponsors support for today's show comes from bare minerals creators of clean beauty bare minimum else believes in pure formulation and uncompromising performance they believe that make up and skin care should make your skin better not just better looking bare minerals damn the clean beauty revolution in nineteen ninety-five with their best selling original foundation it offers creamy lightweight coverage that's naturally luminous the clean formula things only five ingredients all minerals including non-chemical SPF protection it's makeup so pure you can sleep in it the bare mineral formula those are clean without compromise and they're all one hundred percent cruelty free so upgrade to clean beauty products use the foundation finder at bare minerals dot com to find perfect match and first time customers get fifteen percent off with the Promo Code diva that's bare minerals dot com Promo code diva for fifteen percent off your first just bare minerals the power of good today's episode was also supported by molecule molecule is re imagining the future of clean air starting with the air purifier molecule destroys indoor air pollutants at a molecular level removing them from the air that you breathe the technology has been verified by science but most importantly it's been tested by real people molecule has offered asthma and allergy sufferers around the country and all new experience one moore even said she was able to breathe through her nose for the first time in fifteen years and now molecule offers their breakthrough pico technology across a wide range of advocation solutions for your entire home for ten percent off your first order of an air purifier visit molecule dot com and enter diva ten checkout that's M. 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Dot Com and your code is diva ten the third category of nudges our behavioral strategies these try to change what you do without necessarily affecting what you know or what you feel in fact behavioral nudges can function without you even being aware of them one popular category of behavioral nudge is making the healthy choice the easy choice for example placing green salads in convenient grab and go containers at the center of the store but having the fried chicken in the back of the store we have to wait in line line for a Deli worker to quit it in a container for you another example of this type of behavioral nudge is to put the vegetables and the grilled salmon and other healthy items beginning of a buffet line and the less nutritious items like biscuits or macaroni and cheese at the end when you have less room on your plate third category of behavioral nudges is to use smaller plates and containers for calorie dense foods like pasta chips or soda and larger plates and containers healthier lower calorie dishes like salads vegetables water and cut fruit as you've probably anticipated the behavioral nudges were the most effective of all overall they reduced calorie intake by more than two hundred calories or twelve percent and in particular changing the size of the portions and the Oh now have been where we've been investing most of our resources it turns out that when it comes to making healthier choices knowing more doesn't always translate into doing better but we are powerfully impacted by ease and convenience
Meet Gilbert Gottfried's sidekick Frank Santopadre
"I have Frank Santa Padre. He is the co host of Gilbert, Godfrey's, amazing colossal podcast. This happens to be my favorite podcast aside from talking tech. Of course, a great place to get a lot of laps in stories about old Hollywood. And Frank one thing that I find really fascinating about your show. Is it sounds like you're interviewing people person to person, but many times, you're not correct? Or you're talking about the long distance broke up. How do you do that? What we do is. Well, we we originally we were doing Skype interviews, you know, when you're doing a show about old Hollywood a lot of people, especially retired people where where people in their sixties seventies and eighties live in Los Angeles. And we do the show out of New York. So that necessitated long distance and actions, we started doing them but phone calls, we realized that down very good. So we moved to Skype, but then the Skype audio would let you down because you would dependent on on the bandwidth, and and all kinds of other factors. So we decided to record people on the west coast. And then record our end, obviously on the east coast. And then our engineer mixes the two so really you get a seamless result. It sounds like we're in same room. So how do you do this does the person go to a studio and then you're negative air? They go to air will studios are our parent company partner, our partner, if you're wolf has a a studio in Hollywood. So they'll go there. And there's an engineer there. To record them. Sometimes we go to someone's home. If they're not in LA, we we recorded Robert Wagner last night. And he's an Aspen. So we dispatched an engineer to him at his house. And then they send us the audio files and our engineer Frank mixes the to file until it sounds like we're all together. How do you hear them? Over Skype hookup. Okay. Yeah. There's there's a there's a a camera. So we can see them which makes the interview better obviously, cover the other drawback to phone interviews is there's no I contact or anything you can't pick up social cues. You don't know when to speak when they're speaking. So we see them on a computer screen, and and and we hear them through through the Skype connection. We just don't use that Skype connection for for Finnish audio now when you came up with this concept, you are working with one of the great tech enthusiasts of all time. Gilbert, Godfrey, correct. Oh, there's nobody more technically proficient than Gilbert. And that of course, we're both being facetious. He is very anti tech. Now did he know what you're talking about? Did was it a tough sell mean? Tell me about this. You mean when when when we propose the idea of a podcast, so well, the podcast, and then the idea that you would use Skype to interview people. I I'm pretty sure Jeff that. After two hundred fifty maybe close to four hundred now if you count the Thursday, many episodes, I'm pretty sure he still has no idea. What a podcast is. Confident in that assessment. Yeah. He you know last night we were doing sound checks for five minutes. And the engineer couldn't understand why he couldn't hear Gilbert's voice. And then we realize he never plugged headphone, Jack he doesn't even have to use his cell phone. Tell everybody about the show. How's it doing the shows doing? Well. I mean, we never expected quite honestly this kind of response when we started. It was a large. Yes. It was started really as a labor of love and goof, I mean Gilbert, and I have known each other many years we used to sit on the phone till all hours, laughing about obscure character actors and just kind of arcane stuff that don't we thought only we cared about. When when we had the idea to actually interview some of our heroes. We thought oh, this'll be fun cult thing for a couple of hundred people, and our fellow the we didn't really know it would take off and that seventy five thousand eight thousand people a week would would download it were pleasantly surprised by the reaction and two hundred and fifty shows in. We've made a little name personnel to now. People want to do the show tell everybody about you. Because obviously Gilbert Gottfried has quite a career and from Aladdin to the comedy clubs to problem child. And all the things you guys talk about on the show, but Frank a writer tell everybody about yourself. Well, I've been a comedy writer for God about twenty five years professionally, and I've written everything I wrote for the Muppets I wrote cyber couple of screenplays that were optioned I written a lot of ward shows, I write for the comedy, central gross. I wrote the TV land awards they don't do anymore. Am I ran I wrote for I sort of made my bones writing for other comics and writing for people like Bill Murray, and oh, God all kinds of people joy Behar different people like that. And. And that kind of into into a career writing off show stuff panel what they call panel, which is celebrity talk show. I worked for the Howard Stern show for a while. So I'm kind of a joke writer, you know, writer of of one liner short form comedy award shows
Howard and Gilbert Gottfried Sing Hebrew in New Phony Phone Call The Howard Stern Show
"The word stern show. We used my voice doing Hebrew the other day, and we took an old tape, Gilbert, Godfrey doing his rabbi routine AA, and we call the religious show, and I think it worked out great. I, I was laughing. This is one of those real like internet shows. You can't even figure out they could anyone possibly be listening beside us, like it's bunch, don't get it how these all these shows have listeners to this show is Pete like it's a bunch of religious people, quote, unquote, religious people who claim they speak in tongues and all that. Oh, no. Yeah, wasn't. It is now going into the book of numbers and our one year bible study, we pray that you are getting as much out of this bible study as we are. Somebody else on the show where that's not. Okay. All right. Hello. Hey, aurea there's brother known and pseudomonas. Okay, I'll tell you, we have this stranger situation here church. We've a few members and they're stuck speaking in tongues. This is the pastor that's doing that. Yes, yes, ma'am. When we have a few pastors doing it, can they got you think I can put him on the Tri Tim, and what they're saying? Oh, please. I believe with all my heart, I think in time. Oh, excellent. All right. Here's your pasture. Our. Yeah. Out. I have a Rockley by Barakaat ta the nihilo Ainhoa Mela whole our shared by Carbonneau relief. I mean non line to it, no pain tolerance. I in my heart. What I heard was God is going to begin to manifest himself and we're heading for the end of the end time I I would I think I would begin to fast and get on my face before God though, because everyone here all the parisioners we should all start fast, and that's what he's saying. It sounded to me. Okay. What about this guy? This is this pastor Gilbert. What's he saying? Gish Neil shit. Hey, dee. I'm not really sure about that. Just keep trying. Sure. Yeah. Shit, man. Sure. Ma'am. Okay. Yeah, we. Tonight. I'll go. Howard Stern show.