08/25/2011 12:24 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gilbert Gottfried Makes Jokes About Natural Disaster ... Again

You would think that comedian Gilbert Gottfried would have learned to step away from his Twitter account when a natural disaster strikes. Yet, the jokester, who was sacked by his employer Aflac after making jokes regarding the tragic tsunami that hit Japan back in March, is at it again.

“What have I got to lose now,” Gilbert told Jane Hanson and me on the set of "New York Live" Wednesday night to promote a forthcoming New York City performance. “You would think I would have learned my lesson.”

But clearly he hasn’t.

“Urgent. Find my tsunami jokes and insert East Coast Earthquake,” Gottfried tweeted. "New report... East Coast suffers an Earthquake. Japan is laughing its ass off," he continued.

The offensive tweets about the disaster in Japan, which have since been deleted from his Twitter account, included the following one-liners: “Japan called me. They said ‘maybe those jokes are a hit in the U.S., but over here, they’re all sinking” and “I was talking to my Japanese real estate agent. I said ‘is there a school in this area.’ She said ‘not now, but just wait.’”

Gottfried, who just can't seem to help himself when it comes to his inappropriate timing, also famously made a 9/11 joke just three weeks after the tragic event.


Check out this clip of Gottfried joking about his inappropriate jokes: