Q | Season 5 | May 23, 2012 | 20:18

Outrageous Comedian Gilbert Gottfried in Studio Q

Gilbert Gottfried treads two very different lines in his career as both a controversial stand-up comedian, and as a voice actor for several beloved animated characters. He joins Jian in Studio Q to talk about his early days on Saturday Night Live and the perils of tweeting in the wake of natural disasters.

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