Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is well known for his loud and offensive stand-up routine (and his My Damn Channel series, Gilbert Gets It). Just listen to his version of the classic The Aristocrats joke. Pretty offensive! Gilbert is legendary as a real comedian's comedian to whom no subject is off limits.
But did you know that, in real life, Gilbert is a shy, doting father and husband? In this excellent New York Times article on Gilbert and his wife Dara Gottfried, we see that behind that grating stage voice there's a really sweet guy who loves his family.
Then again, does he really love his family? I mean, I'm sure he's a nice person and all that, but what kind of an individual would subject themselves and their family to the perils of "Celebrity Wife Swap", the ABC reality show where spouses are switched to see what the hell happens. It's a crazy show, and Gilbert and his wife are going to be featured on tonight's episode at 8 PM, swapping spouses with Alan Thicke.
I think everyone should tune in tonight: if his past is any indication, I'm sure Gilbert won't let an opportunity to offend people on national television slip through his fingers. It's what he does best! That, and, you know, raise his children.