Giraldo Tribute - Too Smart for It All

Season 1 , Ep 101 03/18/11 Views: 15,599

Dave Attell recalls how calmly Greg Giraldo handled a fire alarm going off throughout his set. (1:15)

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IT WAS A LOTOF TEMPTATION.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WE WERE THERETO DO A JOB,

AND I THINK WE DID IT.[laughs]

- YOU ROCKED, AND I'M NOTJUST SAYING THAT.

- HEY, SUCK-UP, I'M OVER HERE.IT WAS MY SHOW.

- NO, YOU DIDN'T DO AS WELLAS I EXPECTED.

YOU, ON THE OTHER HAND,KIND OF BLEW.

- AT ONE POINTDURING HIS SET,

THE FIRE ALARMIN THE CASINO WENT OFF.

- THESE LITTLE FUCKING12-YEAR-OLD GIRLS

WALKING AROUND WITH JUICY--[alarm blares]

HOLY SHIT.

WAIT, ARE WE SUPPOSEDTO BE CONCERNED, ANYBODY, OR--

ALL THE FUCKING PRODUCERS,

THE PEOPLE IN THE SOUND TRUCKHAVE DRIVEN OFF.

IT'S JUST USBURNING TO DEATH.

- THAT'S KIND OF FUNTO, LIKE, DEAL WITH

FOR, LIKE, A MINUTE.

BUT IF KEPT GOING OFFTHROUGHOUT HIS SET,

LIKE OVER AND OVER AND OVER.

SO IT WAS AMAZINGHOW HE HANDLED IT.

- HOW BAD WOULD THAT BLOW?

I QUIT DRINKING, I'M IN VEGASWITHOUT DRINKING,

AND THEN I DIE IN A FUCKINGFIERY CRASH THAT DAY?

- AS A GUYWHO DID DRINK HEAVILY,

I MEAN, I TOTALLY GOT IT,

AND I KNEWWHAT HE WAS GOING THROUGH.

AND FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT,LIKE, HE REALLY DID,

UM, TRY TO GET SOBER.

I MEAN, HE REALLY DID.

BUT I THINKIN HIS HEAD THAT, LIKE,

HE WAS JUST TOO SMARTFOR IT ALL, YOU KNOW?

HE REALLY JUSTWAS TOO SMART FOR IT.

- SAY CHEESE!- OH, YOU GOT IT.

NICE!

[cheers and applause]

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