Uncensored - Giraldo Tribute - Struggling with Addiction

Season 1 , Ep 101 03/18/11 Views: 8,630

Dave Attell, Jim Gaffigan and Colin Quinn describe how Greg Giraldo used his personal life as material for his comedy. (2:33)

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- THIS HOMELESS GUYASKED ME FOR MONEY,

AND I WAS ABOUTTO GIVE IT TO HIM,

AND THEN I THOUGHT,"HE'S JUST GONNA USE IT

ON DRUGS OR ALCOHOL."

AND THEN I THOUGHT, "THAT'SWHAT I'M GONNA USE IT ON."

- HE WAS STRUGGLING WITHBOTH, UH, YOU KNOW,

ADDICTION AND--AND MARRIAGE, AND, UH,

GAVE HIM PLENTY OF MATERIAL.

- BEING MARRIED TO A GUYWOULD BE GREAT.

IT WOULD BE GREAT.

COULD YOU IMAGINESAYING SOMETHING

AND HAVING THE WORDS YOU SAID

INTERPRETED EXACTLYTHE WAY THAT YOU INTENDED

YOUR WORDS TO BE INTERPRETED?

"REMEMBER WHAT YOU SAIDTEN YEARS AGO

"WHEN YOU WERE DRIVING THE CAR

ON THE WAY TO MY MOTHER'SHOUSE?"

"NO.""OH, ME NEITHER! I'M A DUDE.

SHIT, NEVER MIND.FUCK IT..."

- GREG HAD SOME ANGER,

PARTICULARLYIN THE PAST COUPLE YEARS.

WAS SAYING STUFF ON STAGEWHERE I WAS LIKE,

"WOW, I CAN'T BELIEVE...HE'S SAYING THAT."

- "I HATE YOU GOTTA GO ON THEROAD TO GET DRUNK ALL THE TIME."

"WELL, I HATE GOINGON THE ROAD TOO, MY LOVE,

"BUT I'M JUST TRYINGTO EARN A GODDAMN LIVING.

"AND IF GETTING DRUNKIS THE ONLY WAY

"I CAN ANESTHETIZE MYSELFENOUGH

"TO ENTERTAIN A BUNCH OF FREAKSI HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON WITH,

"I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT YOU,

"AS THE WOMAN WHO SUPPOSEDLYLOVED ME FOR WHO I AM,

WOULD SHOW ME ONE FUCKINGSHRED OF COMPASSION."

"I WOULDN'T HAVE MARRIED YOUIF I KNEW YOU WERE GONNA

"GO ON THE ROAD AND GET DRUNKAND WORK IN NIGHT CLUBS.

I WOULDN'T HAVE MARRIEDSOMEONE LIKE THAT."

"YES, YOU WOULD HAVE,'CAUSE THAT'S HOW WE MET

IN THE FIRST PLACE, REMEMBER?"

- I MEAN, YOU COULD TELL

HE WAS BEING PERSONALWITH EVERY BIT.

THAT'S WHAT MADE HIM GREATTOO, IS LIKE...

HE'D BE TALKING ABOUTTIGER WOODS,

BUT HE'S TELLING PEOPLELIKE THIS IS ABOUT GUYS,

MY FRUSTRATION.

- 'CAUSE I WAS A LOSER NERDYLITTLE GOLFER GEEK FOR YEARS,

AND NOW I HAVE ACCESSTO ALL THESE WOMEN,

AND IT'S VERY HARD TO JUSTTURN THAT BUTTON OFF.

I MEAN, I REALLY WANTTO HAVE SEX WITH THEM.

AND IT WOULD MEAN NOTHINGTO ME.

I LOVE YOU AND I LOVEOUR FAMILY,

BUT OCCASIONALLY I WANNAHAVE SEX WITH SOME WOMEN.

IT WOULD MEAN NOTHING!AND I KNOW YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND,

'CAUSE MEN AND WOMENARE DIFFERENT LIKE THAT.

LIKE I DON'T UNDERSTANDA LOT OF THINGS ABOUT YOU.

LIKE I DON'T UNDERSTANDHOW MUCH YOU LOVE SHOES.

BUT IF HUNDREDSOF FREE PAIRS OF SHOES

SHOWED UP IN YOUR HOTEL ROOMEVERY NIGHT,

I GUARANTEE YOU'D KEEP A PAIREVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

- THERE'S NO PREPARATIONYOU CAN GO THROUGH

TO GO FROM MAKING A ROOMOF 300 PEOPLE LAUGH

AND THEN GOING HOME.

- WELL, EVERYBODY WHO DRINKS

EVENTUALLY STARTS TALKING ABOUTDRINKING.

I MEAN, I BOUGHT A HOUSEOFF OF IT.

- ONE TIME I WAS TRYINGTO GET ON A PLANE.

THEY WOULDN'T LET ME.THEY SAID I WAS TOO DRUNK

TO GET ON A PLANE--TOO DRUNK TO GET ON THE PLANE.

DO YOU KNOW HOW WASTEDYOU HAVE TO BE

FOR SOMEONE TO SAY,"SIR, YOU'RE JUST TOO DRUNK

TO SIT IN A SEAT."

- EVERY TIME HE WENTON A BINGE,

HE WOULD FEEL TERRIBLEABOUT IT.

GREG WAS A KIND,GOOD PERSON.

SO WHEN HE SCREWED UP,HE FELT BAD ABOUT IT FOR DAYS,

MAYBE WEEKS.

HE HATED HURTING HIS CHILDREN.HE HATED HURTING HIS WIFE.

HE HATED DISAPPOINTINGPEOPLE.

BUT THAT ADDICTIONJUST HAD HIM SO--

SO BADLY THATHE COULDN'T LET GO OF IT.

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