Gilbert Gottfried was born on February 28, 1955, in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. He started doing stand-up at age 15 and became known as a “comedian’s comedian”. In 1980, Gibert was hired for season 6 of Saturday Night Live. He was known for his shrilling voice, squinting eyes, crude humor, and being the hilarious voice of the Aflac Duck in commercials. After sinking dramatically with some 9/11 humor he became the “too soon” comic.
“You never know what people will choose to be offended by.”