Jeff Garlin: My Offensive Words Almost Got Me Fired From 'The Goldbergs'

Addressing the on-set issue, the 'Our Man in Chicago' comedian admits he was saying 'some really stupid, silly things' in between takes, but could not believe he got in trouble for it.

AceShowbiz - Jeff Garlin was almost fired from his role as family patriarch Murray Goldberg on U.S. sitcom "The Goldbergs" over his language on set.

The actor is currently appearing in the 80s-set ABC comedy but was almost dropped from the cast after people complained about his language between takes.

"I was saying some really stupid, silly things that I can't believe that anyone would find offensive, but to each his own," he told the New York Post. "Every time I stand up (on the set) I go, 'Oh, my (female genitalia).' Which is silly and stupid, I clearly don't have (female genitalia)."

The star continued: "I said to them, 'I understand if I worked at an insurance office and there's a bunch of desks - that's inappropriate. But in a comedic atmosphere it's stupid. They said, 'What if we fire you?' and I said, 'I'd love to have it announced Jeff Garlin got fired for saying (that)'."

The star is enjoying a particularly successful career run, with his stand-up special, "Our Man in Chicago", streaming on Netflix, and season 10 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" dropping in January (2020).

Now, he explains he's taking a break from further live comedy shows, telling the publication: "I was filming 'The Goldbergs' at the same time that I was filming Curb Your Enthusiasm, and at night I would go out and work on my stand-up set. Right now I'm taking a little break from stand-up just because I need to re-energise myself."

Season seven of "The Goldbergs", also starring Wendi McLendon-Covey and Sean Giambrone, is airing now.

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