GILBERT GOTTFRIED - DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 280804
Sale Price $288.00
Rider to a 1987 contract signed between comedian Gilbert Gottfried and George Schlatter Productions
Document signed "Gilbert Gottfried" in blue ink and by a representative of George Schlatter Productions in black ink. Red ink marks in unknown hand. 3 pages, 8½x11, bound with 1 staple, photocopy. This document is a rider amending a May 13, 1987 contract between Gottfried and George Schlatter Productions. Gottfried agreed to appear in two episodes of George Schlatter Productions' syndicated comedy series The Laugh Machine (which was apparently renamed Comedy Club and ran from 1987 to 1988) on July 8 and 10, 1987 for $1,500 per episode. This rider also included an amendment that would release Gottfried from work long enough to attend the premiere of Beverly Hills Cop II, in which he had a bit part, at Mann's Chinese Theatre on May 19, 1987. With possibly the most distinctive - and grating - voice of any modern comedian, Gottfried, born in 1955, has built his reputation upon a squinty, whiny, obnoxious persona. (Gottfried has reportedly pegged this persona as "somewhere between Pat Boone and Jeffrey Dahmer", if that helps) He got his start in stand-up comedy (with a dead-to-rights Dracula impersonation that was strangely similar to his impersonation of the Pope) before gaining his first national exposure during the 1980-1981 season of Saturday Night Live. Since then, Gottfried has performed in over 100 TV and movie roles as of this biography. A voice like his makes him a natural for cartoon and video game voice acting; Disney fans may remember him as the treacherous talking parrot Iago in Aladdin (1992). He's also been a frequent guest on Hollywood Squares and The Howard Stern Show and hosted USA Networks late movie show Up All Night. Lightly toned and creased. Staple holes in top left corner. Photocopy marks. Paper clip impression at top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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