Adam Sandler Let His Daughters Write His Wild Gotham Awards Speech – Rolling Stone

Adam Sandler gave permission His two daughters wrote his heartwarming, self-deprecating speech as he accepted the Career Tribute Award at the 2022 Gotham Awards on Monday, November 28.

Sandler began the speech by joking that his two children called him who didn’t have the energy to write their own speech before proposing to him. Sandler agreed, noting that his children had just one other stipulation: “Will you speak in that ridiculous Southern accent that you do all your dumb speeches with?” Of course, he obliged.

The speech got off to an interesting start, with Sandler reading, “Dear well-dressed, highly-educated hipsters, and the various other pluses of the Gotham Awards: Thank you to our father, Mr. Adam Sandler, for this prestigious gift. Lifetime, All Time, Primetime, GOAT Achievement Tribute… It means so much to him, most of the awards in his trophy cabinet are like a popcorn bucket, a blimp, or a fake mini-Oscar of the year. Dad says. ,’ which he happily bought himself while strolling through the head shops of Times Square in a self-indulgent cucumber.

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Sandler’s speech was peppered with self-deprecating jokes about his career. When he began his film career in the late eighties, he said that one of his guiding principles was that “TBS needed content to show basketball games among all of them.” of the great fatherHe cracked that his kids might remember Smash Comedy as the movie that launched Cole and Dylan Sprouse’s careers or the movie that made their house, their grandparents’ house, Rob Schneider’s house, the They pay for hands, and Rob Schneider’s hands.

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When discussing some of his “more serious” efforts, viz Punch wine love and Uncut gemsSandler joked that these films surprised the audience when they thought about the mystery: how Bobby Butcher got into my feelings and I laughed, cried and went straight to church to ask God why he was a man. He gave you a lot of talent. than the entire cast of the Poseidon Adventure and mama mia Joint?

Sandler and his daughters saved the all-important “thank you” for last, with the comedian joking, “Thank you, Mom, for changing Dad and his crazy mood all these years. Now it’s really Life deserves an achievement award.

Sandler then chimed in and added, “I appreciate everything … it means a lot. I’ve had a great career, I’ve had a great time making all these movies, and I’m grateful to everyone Which has worked hard on them.

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Sandler received warm recognition from Josh and Benny Safdie, the brothers who directed him in 2019. Uncut gems (And who is reportedly working on a new project with Sandler). The couple recalled seeing Sandler Saturday Night Live and listening to his 1993 comedy album, They will all laugh at you! The volume turned down so their father wouldn’t hear.

Benny Safdie then went through Sandler’s notable films Billy Madison you Punch wine love And Sandler called it an “activist industrial revolution.” This prompts Benny to repeat word for word the classic “everyone in this room is fainting now” line from the Great Academic Decathlon scene. Billy Madison


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