Last time Gilbert Gottfried was in town, the comedian made global headlines over his Twitter jokes about the tsunami in Japan.
He's hoping for a little less drama this weekend while he's here for two shows Saturday at Sarcasm at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza.
"The funny thing about it is the news stations made my jokes bigger than the actual tsunami," says Gottfried, who lost his gig as the Aflac spokesduck as a result of his jokes. "It was 'Gilbert makes tsunami jokes' and 'Oh there was a tsunami somewhere,' " he said.
The recent author of the memoir "Rubber Balls and Liquor," Gottfried inspired the film "The Aristocrats," about a filthy joke comedians rarely tell in public, after he delivered it at the Comedy Central roast of Hugh Hefner. We asked Gottfried, who has also roasted locally raised Bob Saget, Wharton grad Donald Trump, and Joan Rivers, whether it's more fun to roast someone he's friendly with. "I'm happy to get up and f--- with anybody," he admitted.