On The Town: 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend
Weekend events in Chicago: Barbra Streisand, Halloween magic, Gilbert Gottfried, Afghan Whigs, Talib Kweli, Cheech & Chong, Willie Pickens and more.
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Looking Ahead: Gilbert Gottfried( October 25, 2012 )
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried's presentation of his jokes is sometimes what gets the audience's attention ¿ that nasally, whiny voice and his permanent facial expression of angst. But, if you can get past the voice -- easily recognizable in any commercial or voice-over -- you can enjoy Gottfried's brand of shoot-from-the-hip jokes.
Why go: Yes, Gottfried crosses the line, but the veteran comedian hits his punch lines when he teeters between funny and insensitive.
Reconsider: Gottfried's voice is like nails on a chalkboard.
Thursday and Nov. 2 at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., 312-337-4027; Nov. 3 at Zanies St. Charles, Pheasant Run, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, 630-584-6342; and Nov. 4 at Zanies Rosemont, MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, 847-813-0484; $25, two-item minimum, zanies.com