Comedian Resurfaces on ‘SVU’ After Twitter Controversy, High-Profile Firing

Nov 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Eight months after he lost his job over an ill-fated series of Twitter jokes, a well-known comedian will return to television this week in a guest spot on NBC’s "Law & Order: SVU" that may become a steady job, according to the New York Post.

Gilbert Gottfried lost his job providing the voice of the duck in Aflac commercials due to his Twitter jokes about the Japanese tsunami, the story notes.

His “SVU” character is a "computer geek for the department who helps them with numbers and information,” Gottfried said, according to the publication.

Gottfried added that he still uses Twitter and gets much of his news from the service. "I know about anyone dying or a disaster hitting someplace because I get like a million twitters going: ‘Hey, come on. What’s taking you so long with a joke?’" Gottfried said.

“Funny thing about what happened,” he says. “There were people who said, ‘Oh, his career is totally over’ — which I love. Whenever TV shows, newspapers, magazines do their top story on how your career is over, well — if my career was over, I wouldn’t be the top story," he said, according to the article.

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