Gilbert (2017)

Documentary

Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite the career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980’s, he was thrust into public consciousness thanks to his brash personality and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man.

Director Neil Berkeley’s “Gilbert” reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life. Gottfried’s ability to bring humor to even the darkest situations has, at times, gotten him into trouble. Still he soldiers on, an expert craftsman at bringing his audience to the edge (and sometimes pushing them over). Gilbert strips the comedic character away to reveal the man behind it. Berkeley allows the audience an intimate — even vulnerable — view of Gottfried out of character.

GENRE: Documentary
DIRECTOR:

Neil Berkeley

PRODUCERS:

Neil Berkeley

David Heiman

Maggie Contreras

James Andre Leche

WRITER:

Neil Berkeley

James Andre Leche

CAST:

Gilbert Gottfried

Dara Gottfried

Dave Attell

Joy Behar

Richard Belzer

Lewis Black

Bill Burr

Dick Van Dyke

Susie Essman

Jim Gaffigan

Judy Gold

Whoopi Goldberg

Arlene Gottfried, Karen Gottfried, Lily Gottfried

Max Gottfried

Arsenio Hall

Anthony Jeselnik

Penn Jillette

Richard Kind

Artie Lange

Jay Leno

Howie Mandel

Rick Newman

Patton Oswalt

Frank Santopadre

Joe Piscopo

Paul Provenza

Jeff Ross

Bob Saget

Alan Zweibel

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