You learn early on that life consists of stuff. George Carlin made a lot of money talking about it. Stuff seems to be everywhere. People spend time and energy acquiring stuff. And more stuff. What you learn later is that the most important stuff doesn't take up space. That truly valuable stuff usually is invisible. But there are times when it can be seen.
Mr. Carlin tackled a lot of subjects during his long career but this might be the best bit he ever delivered.
Dave Chappelle, comedy’s reclusive genius, returned to the national stage as guest host of last night’s Saturday Night Live, and if the show let him down a few times – as it’s been known to do since the days George Carlin, Richard Pryor...Show More Summary
Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. This has always been one of life's great imponderables. Another one George Carlin used the question in his comedy routine. Show More Summary
"If you have selfish ignorant voters, you'll have selfish ignorant politicians."
A posthumous album reveals the humanity behind the comedian’s darkest material.
Years ago George Carlin joked, “I think we should attack Russia now. They’d never expect it!” Younger readers, and Democrats with memory problems, might not understand why that joke was funny, but at the time it got a huge laugh from the audience. Show More Summary
5 predictions from Workfront’s new State of Work survey As George Carlin famously said, “There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.” Anything that happened one or more seconds ago is officially history. By the time you finish saying, “the future is now,” it’s already past. Take a moment to think...
Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Scroll through for our picks below. I Kinda Like It […]
On the nights of September 9 and 10, 2001, the comedian George Carlin performed shows at the MGM Grand casino, in Las Vegas, working through material that he planned to use at the taping of his next HBO special, in November. It was going to be called “I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die.” On the morning of September 11th, a lot of people did die. Show More Summary
If you're looking for a little creative inspiration, this clip from George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy has some great lines about how Carlin approached his craft. It also feels like a living link in the history of American comedy. (more…)
Carlin says at one point in the special set to be released today that he's "always rooting for a really high death toll."
Comic legend George Carlin was never one to be bound by political correctness. This is the guy, after all, that turned the words you can't say on TV into one of the most praised comedy routines of all time. But at least one of his routines was too outré for the times: a special he'd taped on Sept.... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com George Carlin
In a newly released hour of commentary made in 2001 called “I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die,” the comedian delights in picturing the end of the world.
If you see something, don't say something to the police. That's just how this previously unreleased track from a George Carlin performance in 2001 starts! "You don't help the police," Carlin says at the start of "Rats & Squealers," which is now part of the first posthumous Carlin record, coming out next month. "When I […]
George Carlin’s new album I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die is set for a Sept. 16 release on CD, vinyl and digital formats. But a previously unreleased track that will be featured on the album was just made available. On the track...Show More Summary
A preview of the upcoming posthumous album I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die.
George Carlin was always pushing the envelope. The late comedian became a legend for doing standup that was filled with things most wouldn't say out loud, but as it turns out he actually censored himself after doing an anti-police bit...Show More Summary
Often, the late George Carlin's comedy was about what you can't say, because it's too honest, or crude, or simply outside the bounds of good taste. In one instance, however, Carlin crossed the line in a way he couldn't have predicted. In a set recorded the day before 9/11, the ... More »
Unreleased material recorded days before 9/11 will finally see release.