Brian Dunkleman Wishes AIDS on Ryan Seacrest

You likely barely remember Brian Dunkleman, the rather unfunny sidekick to Ryan Seacrest on the first season of American Idol. Dunkleman’s contract was not renewed for the second season, leaving Seacrest to rise alone to fame on the ratings juggernaut. It appears Dunkleman is still bitter over his rival’s success.

DunklemanTMZ reports on a sour rant from Dunkleman at the Laugh Factory in L.A. last week:

“During his set, Dunkleman, now an alleged comedian, poked fun at his stint on ‘Idol,’ but when he began making inappropriate comments like, ‘If wishes came true Ryan Seacrest would have AIDS,’ the laughter stopped faster than it does at a screening of ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.’ We’re told the sad sap went on to spew that Seacrest ‘probably already has AIDS.’ Because, really, what’s funnier than incurable life-threatening epidemics?! Luckily, once Dunkleman was done with his vicious diatribe, other comics like Godfrey brought life back into the room by actually being funny!”

Sounds like the Idol producers knew what they were doing.