From the Archives: Unmasked with Gilbert Gottfried

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As part of our new podcast sharing select archival episodes of ’s epic interview series Unmasked, this week we are going to 2012 to share another great hour with another brilliant comedian—Unmasked with Gilbert Gottfried.

The Unmasked series which began in 2008 with an incredible hour with Patrice O’Neal, has taped nearly 200 episodes since, documenting the careers of the most interesting comedy writers, directors, filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, satirists, political comedians, comedic musicians and of course, stand up comedians in the business. It is a veritable archive of the greatest comedy of our time. Past Unmasked guests have included , Bob Newhart, , Dan Aykroyd, Simon Pegg, , Jim Jefferies, Bobcat Goldthwait, Louis C.K., David Brenner, , and over 150 more comedy greats.

Long before Gilbert Gottfried made a documentary, long before he had a colossal awesome podcast, he was a guest on Unmasked and he was hilarious. Gilbert was promoting his first book, Rubber Balls and Liquor, and it’s a roller coaster ride of an hour. It starts off bizarre, and you’ll hear the explanation that Gilbert was over an hour late for the taping, and the audience was not on his side. So, when he wins everyone over triumphantly, you know it’s an amazing hour. Whether he’s talking about whether girls pee out of their asses, talking about Gottfried’s love of street jokes, his time on SNL (he says it was the worst season), explaining how he started his career doing imitations, or taking Bennington through all of his great controversies, you will laugh your ass off listening to one of the greatest comedians performing today.


This episode has everything – huge laughs, naked sincerity, and incredible stories. Make sure you clear the hour, this is not one that you will be able to pause and come back to. You’ll want to hear it straight through.

Recorded on April 23, 2012 at SiriusXM’s headquarters in New York City in the famed Fishbowl studio, this is Unmasked with Gilbert Gottfried.

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