(via Getty.) By Asaph Bitner Society tends to deride those who remain defiant even after a decisive and fair defeat. Someone who’s beaten and fails or refuses to accept this is looked at with pity, even anger. George Carlin already eloquently...Show More Summary
Our latest podcast guest is Kelly Carlin, author of A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George. Her book is an autobiography and one-woman show that talks about growing up with her famous father, comedian George Carlin. She’s also...Show More Summary
On Wednesday morning, NPR’s Morning Edition bowed deeply to the late “hippie dippie” comedian George Carlin. The man who mocked everyone else in an increasingly sour, misanthropic way was revered as a figure of “eternal respect.” The occasion was Carlin’s egotistically organized archives of his career being donated to a new National Comedy Center. Show More Summary
George Carlin’s daughter, Kelly, has donated the set lists, handwritten journals, VHS tapes, clothing and arrest records saved by the comedian over his 50-plus-year career. The materials, some... To view the full story, click the title link.
Every pet is a small tragedy -- George Carlin
The legendary comedian's influences included the IRS and Danny Kaye.
"A place for his stuff." That's how Kelly Carlin shared the news last night with friends. Carlin shared a lot more at a public event last night at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, where the National Comedy Center convened a special panel of all-star comedians to discuss satire and celebrate its […]
His daughter, Kelly Carlin, has announced that she's donating her late father's archives to the museum, which opens next year in Jamestown, N.Y.
This is exciting news for comedy fans: A huge collection of George Carlin's notes, set lists, and other mementos will be donated to the soon-to-be-opened National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.
Who would want to go to this schmuck’s birthday party, let alone pay to attend it? They could have the ghosts of George Carlin and Richard Pryor doing standup and people wouldn’t want to be withing 100 miles of the … Continued
In this stand-up routine from 2005, the late comedian and social critic explains the way our country works and why most politicians make little impact.
In his speech to the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Larry Wilmore pushed the envelope hard; George Carlin would have been proud of him. Wilmore closed by saying, "Yo Barry -- you did it, my nigga." And of course, that was all it...Show More Summary
‘“Naive realism” is the seductive sense that we’re seeing the world as it truly is, without bias or error’ “Have you ever noticed when you’re driving,” the comedian George Carlin commented, “that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” True enough. But when you think […]
In New York City, there's a street where you can stand before the childhood home of a man who said, "If this is the best god can do, I am not impressed." The words belong to glorious George Carlin, of course, the man perhaps best known for his monologue about the Seven Words You Can't Say On Television. Show More Summary
The Library of Congress picked George Carlin's seminal 1972 comedy album, "Class Clown," as one of its 25 annual selections to add to the National Recording Registry. Among the others: Santana's 1970 album "Abraxas," two blues numbers from the 1920s (Clarence Williams' 1923 "Wild Cat Blues" and Blind Willie McTell's 1928 "Statesboro Blues"), Julie London's 1955 […]
Two dozen iconic sound recordings, ranging from Gloria Gaynor's feminist anthem "I Will Survive" to the George Carlin's infamous "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine will be immortalized in American history by the Library of Congress, the National Recording Registry announced Wednesday. Show More Summary
A Gloria Gaynor disco anthem, George Carlin's seven dirty words routine and coverage of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game are among 25 sound recordings that have been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress. The recordings reaching back to 1911 are being added Wednesday to the library's...
They range from George Carlin to 2Chanz to Oscar Wilde.
George Carlin once said that the thing about happiness is that the minute it is over all we want is more happiness and that kind of dopamine addiction is something that I could use a big time intervention for. If I lived on say the streets of Bombay happiness would mean a whole different kind of thing. Show More Summary
Submitted by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it!” I’m often reminded of these words, spoken by the great comedian George Carlin, when I read about the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Show More Summary