Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, canned from his longtime gig as the voice of the Aflac duck after a series of unfortunate tweets, is coming to Atlanta.
He’ll appear at 8 p.m. May 10 at the Marcus Jewish Center of Atlanta, at 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody, to discuss his new memoir, “Rubber Balls and Liquor.”
The event will be presented as a conversation moderated by Dave FM’s Jimmy Baron, followed by a signing.
Billed as “part memoir, part twisted social commentary,” the book “details how a funny-looking Jewish kid from Brooklyn was able to ascend from open-mike nights in the 1970’s New York comedy scene to the very heights of the entertainment world.”
Gottfried’s reign as the Columbus-based insurance giant’s spokesduck ended after he tweeted some content many found objectionable after the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. Aflac has managed to turn the incident into a PR bonanza, however, arranging duck “try-outs” in various cities (including Atlanta) in search of a new corporate quacker.
Tickets are $11 for members, $16 for non-members. Call 678-812-4002 or see www.atlantajcc.org for tickets.
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