About The Film
The unexpectedly tender side of one of comedy’s most iconic figures, the brash, boundary-pushing Gilbert Gottfried, is revealed in the laugh-packed and poignant profile GILBERT. Known for his shrill, foul-mouthed movie and TV roles, and years as a New York stand-up comic, Gottfried is famous as the voice of the Aflac Duck, and parrot Iago in Disney’s Aladdin. Beneath the coarse exterior and profane comic stylings, filmmaker Neil Berkeley finds a sensitive, devoted family man. Behind the scenes of performances and in moments at home, the notoriously private Gottfried opens up about his Brooklyn childhood, late-in-life role of husband and father, and career highs and lows, including the tasteless jokes that have sparked controversy and condemnation. Interviews with fellow comics such as Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno round out this entertaining and ultimately moving biography.