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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?!

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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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61.

tacopete    

Please add a 3rd option to the poll: "Not funny, but not because it's too soon, just because it's corny". Seriously, Gilbert is the male version of Joan Rivers.

1484 days ago
62.

Sean    

Remember Giraldo's Ledger roast? "Groan groan groan" was his response when people responded with anything but laughter. This is how it's done with these guys and Gottfried and Giraldo were line-steppers together.

Gilbert, I think that was very thoughtful of you. nicely done :)

1484 days ago
63.

MCallahan    

This is what Greg would have wanted... you can tell just from the jokes he told that he would have laughed at it is well, or be p*ssed he (Greg) didn't come up with it first.

1484 days ago
64.

Vanessa    

Greg would have thought that was funny. Roasts were all about crossing lines and making you laugh and groan at the same time. Get over it.

1484 days ago
65.

Riley Martin    

What are you... a homo? OHHH

1484 days ago
66.

CHICKENMAN    

OXYCONTIN IS THE DEVIL

1484 days ago
67.

BassPlayer69    

Greg would have said the same thing about Gilbert....You have to remember...this is the Comedic world in which these people live...I am sure Gilbert is grieving in his own way....Lighten up people...G Bush is not the President anymore..Enjoy life!!

1484 days ago
68.

naplessell    

Anything for a laugh! Greg would have said the same thing about Gilbert; but unfortunately Jews do not believe in cremation. Sorry Harvey, I know you're very sensitive about the Israelites.

"What, Moses; we're goin Where?,for How Long?, and we're crossin the Red Sea? - you're F'in me!

1484 days ago
69.

EJ    

Too soon...to get the marshmallows???

1484 days ago
70.

RikkiSixx    

look. lets be honest. YES his death is VERY VERY VERY sad. Gilbert is a comedian, and I'm not at all surprised to hear that he deals with his emotions by using humour. but in all seriousness... based on the kind of jokes he told and the sense of humour he CLEARLY had, Greg probably would have thought that statement was hilarious. RIP Greg Giraldo, you were under-appreciated to the end. <3

1484 days ago
71.

DonaldTrump    

I'm no fan of Gilbert, but to those who have objected to his comments: DID YOU EVER HEAR GREG'S COMMENTS WHEN GIVING A ROAST??

Greg was first in line to make the most inappropriate, most horrific, most disgusting comments ever.

It was "good" to make these kind of comments among comics. Gilbert's comments were really for/about Greg, and not the general public.

And another thing, WHEN was EITHER comedian ever "appropriate"? If all you knew Greg from was "Last Comic Standing", then you really didn't know Greg Giraldo's humor...

1484 days ago
72.

queeniez71    

I think that was ****ing too funny. And I also think that Greg not only would have approved but would have said the same thing about Gilbert if it was reversed. Funny is Funny!!

1484 days ago
73.

PhilipMarkum    

#71. HEAR THE NEWS? THIS IS NOT AN F-ING ROAST! IT IS INSENSITIVE TO HIS FAMILY AND KIDS.

1484 days ago
74.

gd45    

If the situation was reversed then i'm 100% sure greg would be making cracks like that.... it's what the man lived for.

RIP GREG, and like I said earlier I wish you eternal happiness kicking it with carlin.

1484 days ago
75.

ama    

Oh c'mon the man was a comedian he'd probably say it about himself!

1484 days ago
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