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YouTube right now! Gilbert Gottfried reads “50 Shades of Grey”

How do you turn an erotic novel into a turnoff? This stand-up comedian does the trick. 


Lauren Rae Orsini


Posted on May 18, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 4:57 pm CDT

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Nothing says “arousing” like the loud, grating voice of Gilbert Gottfried.

College Humor’s latest video shows that the medium of delivery can be just as important as the message. In “50 Shades of Grey the Audiobook, read by Gilbert Gottfried,” the stand-up comedian reads aloud from racy New York Times bestseller, 50 Shades of Grey.

If you thought Ellen DeGeneres’ take on the book was its least sexy rendition, you’re in for a surprise.

Based on the choice lines of erotica Gottfried shares, it isn’t just his creaking voice that makes this video offensive. “… Front wall of my vagina?” “…my nipples pucker?” Can’t imagine those are familiar sensations for any woman.

Hear that noise? That was the sound of women around the country suddenly losing their libido.

Photo via College Humor

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*First Published: May 18, 2012, 11:50 am CDT