Every comedian has their schtick. For Gilbert Gottfried, it's an annoyingly nasal scream paired with a permanent stink-face expression. While that may seem like a combination one might wish to avoid, the public keeps requesting more from this comedian's comedian. From Saturday Night Live and Aflac commercials to Aladdin and The Problem Child franchise, that damn voice just keeps coming at us. And we keep wanting more. Let him scream at you in person for a change by visiting Gottfried's sure-to-sell-out stand up show at the Irvine Improv. Or just lurk outside and listen for what sounds like a leaf blower mixed with your grandfather's gumming on Thanksgiving. That's Gottfried, and he's glorious.
Thu., April 4, 8 p.m.; Fri., April 5, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., April 6, 7 & 9 p.m., 2013