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Documentary 'Gilbert' reveals side of comic Gottfried you've likely never seen

Documentary 'Gilbert' reveals side of comic Gottfried you've likely never seen

There are those who recognize Gilbert Gottfried as the brash, squawky voice behind the parrot Iago in Disney’s “Aladdin” and, formerly, the Aflac duck; and those who know him as a fearlessly filthy-mouthed, politically incorrect comedian’s comedian.

Both camps are in for a sweet surprise with “Gilbert,” Neil Berkeley’s alternately hilarious and heartfelt documentary portrait of the diminutive 62-year-old eccentric as we’ve never seen him before — an attentive brother and adoring husband and father.

No one could be more shocked by the development than Gottfried, an intensely shy introvert who would appear more in his comfort zone going on the road to gigs at places with names...

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