Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gilbert Gottfried (aka Iago from Aladdin) coming to Calgary

Gilbert Gottfried is most famously known for playing Jaffar's annoying little parrot, Iago, in the Aladdin movies.  Well, that was until he became famous for tweeting a series of jokes about the tsunamis in Japan shortly after they occurred including:
  • I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, 'They'll be another one floating by any minute now.
  • Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them
  • Japan called me. They said 'maybe those jokes are a hit in the US, but over here, they're all sinking.
So after that he lost his endorsement/voice deal with Aflac, which does 75% of their business in Japan. I guess he is doing a comedy tour and taking the stage at Yuk Yuks in Calgary from January 19 to 21. Nothing against Yuk Yuks, the mighty have fallen.


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