|When a joke bombs, it bombs.|
How is it that I have not yet payed homage to the great Gottfried? He's at his best when he's telling familiar (and dirty) jokes, as we can see in the clip below.
What he shows is how delivery really makes a joke funny. Gilbert telling a joke is not the same as my brother telling the same one.
Yes, I know that he apparently made some poorly timed jokes about the recent Japan disaster. Stupid on his part, perhaps, but every working comedian is always one joke away from being fired.