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Gilbert Gottfried

Roasts Greg Giraldo --

Too Soon?!

9/29/2010 8:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Just hours after Greg Giraldo passed away, one of his former Roast-mates -- Gilbert Gottfried -- was already making a joke out of the situation ... but did he go too far?!


Earlier today, Gottfried went to his Twitter page and wrote, "If Greg Giraldo is cremated, will that be the 'Greg Giraldo Roast'?"

We spoke to Gilbert about the tweet ... who told us he has problems expressing his emotions -- but noted, "Greg can't say anything about it now ... I'm not worried about him calling and complaining."

So we gotta ask ...


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I vote for hilarious.

He was a comedian, not some tight, fancy pants Wall Street business man.

I'm sure he's laughing from where ever he's at....

1487 days ago


This is more attention than Greg ever got during his entire career.

1487 days ago


I agree that Greg is probably laughing his ass off about that comment right now! He's a comedien and roaster so he appreciates a good (and this isn't meant to be a pun) burn...but i'm sure his family and close friends that aren't in the business may find it offensive considering he has only just passed away. Gilbert needs a twitter censor for situations like this...

1487 days ago



1487 days ago


-how about a smidgen of humanity before or after the joke.

1487 days ago

Tina Sawyer    

Greg would have laughed. It wasn't a mean joke, just a joke.

1487 days ago


I think he's laughing about it somewhere right now. Funny, abrasive humor, roast guys love that sh*t.

1487 days ago

patrica breen    

This guy is a sick puppy...maybe at a memorial with all of his intimate friends...but not to his fans who haven't had that privelege.What a has been. on the other hand who is this Gilbert looser anyway???

1487 days ago

Talise Follin    

A joke from godfrey would have been appropriate, given the nature of their relationship, but he should have been more thoughtful this soon after the death. He came off sounding crass.

1487 days ago


Greg and Gilbert were good friends and both comedians
Greg would have laughed his ass off
RIP Greg , Dude you were AWESOME

1487 days ago


Greg has made plenty of similiar jokes at dead celebrities expense. To quote Giraldo's joke made towards the late Heath Ledger, "He'd be cool with it."

1487 days ago

Bobby Granite    

Sick Burn. Get it? GG made a sick joke about Greg burning up!
Well done Gilbert

I LOVE KITTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1487 days ago

jamie monteiro    

Greg would of did the same thing its all love in the business

1487 days ago


there's no such thing as too soon...

1487 days ago


No one has any manners anymore. Just watch TMZ and see Harvey's minions do nothing but insult and degrade everyone.
Then watch a roast and see how low people will go.
All cloaked in the excuse of humor.
If people keep losing any sense of giving all people the dignity they deserve then the world is going to be a not very nice place. There's a reason for taste, class and good behavior. But you can't even explain that to people today.
Just rude and ruder.
And before you come back with some rude remark, it effects you also. The ruder people get, the more dangerous the least little disagreement becomes. So if your nephew gets beaten after school, follow a chain right back to how little respect people have for each other and how little respect there is for anyone. Harvey, thanks for letting your little minions further this every day.
You have a great potential for a great show but instead it's getting it's ratings out of humiliating people instead of
just showing honest clips of stars doing interesting stuff.
You're pissing it away talking about someone's worst moments.
Be a leader.
Lampannelli was a new low the other day.
No class.
Charles and the guy with the cute haircut, Dax(?) are nice and a couple of others.
Blondie calling someone a has been or talking about sex is wearing thin.

1487 days ago
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