NJDISCOVER TV SHOW: “An Introspective, Funny Afternoon with Comedian GILBERT GOTTFRIED and SUZY YENGO, CEO Catch a Rising Star Comedy Clubs with hosts Tara-Jean and Calvin – Tune In njdiscover.com Saturday June 2nd 4 PM OR archived on YouTube TV via njdiscover.com

NJDISCOVER TV SHOW:  “An Introspective, Funny Afternoon with Comedian GILBERT GOTTFRIED and SUZY YENGO, CEO Catch a Rising Star Comedy Clubs with hosts Tara-Jean and Calvin .   Tune In njdiscover.com Saturday June 2nd  4 PM OR archived on YouTube  TV via njdiscover.com

 

hosts Tara-Jean and Calvin

Gilbert Gottfried

 

 

For NJ Discover TV (local access throughout Central Jersey, most of Mercer County, parts of Middlesex and Monmouth Counties and Rutgers University TV) to host national comedian, actor Gilbert Gottfried and Suzy Yengo, CEO of historic Catch a Rising Star Comedy Clubs is beyond (which means we are hugely thrilled, honored, excited.)  For the institution of local access TV, this show becomes a brave new world. Expanding vistas, horizons with fascinating guests like Gilbert and Suzy, from Jersey City.

What makes this show exceptionally propitious (auspicious) is current events, with comedians seemingly in the national headlines almost daily!!! And now we can explore the comedic world with icons and raise the  bar for local access tv AND NJ Discover TV Show, with an ever present pulse on New Jersey life, relevance and history.   Calvin Schwartz  June 1, 2018      

 

 

 

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A GILBERT GOTTFRIED BIOGRAPHY 

website:   https://gilbertgottfried.com/

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”

Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel “Beverly Hills Cop II,” for which the New York Daily News said, “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as “Problem Child,” “Problem Child II,” “Look Who’s Talking II” and “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.” He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series “USA Up All Night.”

After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic “Aladdin,” Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series “Cyberchase.” His signature voice can also be heard on the Comedy Central series, “The Annoying Orange, the voice of the horse on “Family Guy,” Mr. Mxyzptlk

in the new “Lego Batman 3 – Beyond Gotham” video game, and Abraham Lincoln in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Gottfried has made numerous memorable appearances on Comedy Central Roasts and the Comedy Central series, “The Burn with Jeff Ross.” Gottfried’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” reading (College Humor) received over 5 million views on YouTube .

Gilbert has been a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with Seth Meyers”, “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” and numerous appearances on “The Howard Stern Show.” He also has had a recurring role on “Law and Order” SVU as TARU tech Leo Gerber.

Gottfried appeared in the hit comedy documentary “The Aristocrats,” with Entertainment Weekly saying that “out of the 101 comedians who appear on screen, no one is funnier – or more disgusting – than Gilbert Gottfried.”

In addition, Gottfried, a classic movie lover, was a guest Programmer on TCM. He mock-complained to TCM host Robert Osborne that choosing only four films out of all those available was “the worst homework assignment ever!”

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“Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes” was released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Also featured on the DVD are some of the funniest bonus features ever, including wild stories, indignant ranting and celebrity impressions.

Rubber Balls and Liquor is Gilbert Gottfried’s hilarious first-ever book. Part memoir, part twisted social commentary, and part scratches on the bathroom wall. With this scathingly funny book of rants and musings, Gottfried sullies an entirely new medium with his dysfunctional worldview.

Oh, and did we mention the reality shows and podcast? Gilbert appeared on both ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap”, swapping with Alan Thicke, and NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” where Gilbert took his first trip into the boardroom and perhaps his last. And the podcast…”Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!” where Gilbert journeys back in time with some of the Hollywood icons, legends, and behind the scenes talent who shaped (warped?) his childhood and influenced his unique brand of comedy. He is joined each week by his co-host and late night phone friend, fellow showbiz fanatic, and Comedy Writer Frank Santopadre.

 

As a famed comics comic, Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries.

Stephen King on Gilbert Gottfried: “More than a national treasure, he’s a secret weapon. If we had had Gilbert Gottfried in World War II, Hitler would have given up in 1942.”

Gilbert, a lifelong resident of NYC is married with 2 children and has never had a driver’s license.

 

For more on Gilbert visit his website at http://www.gilbertgottfried.com.

 

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with Suzy Yengo

SUZY YENGO

Since 2008, Suzy Yengo has been CEO of the iconic Catch a Rising Star Comedy Clubs and Productions, actively pursuing the growth and innovation, hiring great new talent, building brand name and awareness and opening new clubs across the country.

She became a lawyer in 1999 specializing in entertainment and management. Prior to that she was Director of Entertainment at Tavern on the Green and Russian Tea Room in New York City, orchestrating countless themed events and hiring variety acts such as Ray Charles and Brian Setzer. She also worked with the New York Marathon handling their events. Her clientele ranged from First Lady of the United States to Michael Jackson. And a number of non-profit clients, including New York Zoological Society.

http://www.catcharisingstar.com/     

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