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RE: He screwed up at one point, lost some work, don't remember what he did-

Hi Bill - I think I see your point but I disagree with labeling Gilbert's audience as "sick".

I can understand being offended by "The Aristocrats" joke. One can say it's the easy way out to yell a bunch of gross stuff, instead of honing in on well-crafted humor with a compelling story, laced with masterful comedic timing. Me? I think it's healthy to go over the line by challenging social behaviour with a no-holds-barred improvisation on how corrupted, disgusting and stomach-churning this family can be- who call themselves "The Aristocrats". I think it's gut-busting funny.

Taboos and subject matter that might be inappropriate or untimely help balance the sadness, confusion and anxiety of awful experiences. I know after experiencing 9/11 first hand - I found Gilbert's outrageous 9/11 humor funny and strangely consoling.

One of the things that impressed me in the documentary was how devoted Gilbert Gottfried was to his family. He would visit his sisters everyday. So... after the film I called my mother and she made a joke about my father, who died 4 years ago - saying he must be happy (in Heaven) because he was buried in his "*** damn favorite jacket!!!". A raggedy jacket he loved, that my mother always wanted to throw away. Some might think this disrespectful, crass or inappropriate - but it helped us pay tribute to who he was, and deal with the loss. We laughed.

My guess is my little ramble here won't change your viewpoint, but thank you for your post. It helped articulate why I love Gilbert Gottfried.

Have a great day.

Edits: 11/08/17 11/08/17

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