Really interesting collection of articles and columns from Wired: GEORGE CARLIN. LENNY BRUCE. THAT DOG PUPPET.We’ve always had comedians zinging truth to power. (“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress.Show More Summary
Ask any stand-up comedian today who the best stand-up of all time is or was, and they’ll likely tell you Richard Pryor, George Carlin, or want to make cases for both equally as the top of the tops. Ask any Jewish comedian from the Baby Boomers through Generation X that same question, and they’ll quickly […]
Comedian George Carlin was right: Our homes and offices are an accumulation of stuff. Wherever you look, there’s stuff. There’s stuff piled on stuff. And stuff stuffed into our closets and attics. Our floorboards groan under the weight of so much stuff. Show More Summary
From the Slope of Hope: Since today is President's Day, I think I'll write about something Presidential. And this quote from our patron saint George Carlin is absolutely crucial to the piece: "When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. Show More Summary
A young Jon Stewart spoke with the late George Carlin in a 1997 interview from the HBO special George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy. During the interview, Carlin talked about his early life and how his upbringing prepared him for a career in comedy. Related Laughing Squid PostsRemembering Comedian George Carlin Through the YearsEarly Louis […]
SERIES The History of Comedy The premiere of this new documentary series profiles groundbreaking comics, including George Carlin, Dick Gregory and Lenny Bruce, who embraced the risqué side of comedy and risked their careers, prison and more to battle censorship. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN The Big Bang...
Stand-up comedy often doesn't age well, but George Carlin's famous 1999 special might have.
Submitted by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it!” I often think of these words, spoken by the great comedian George Carlin, when I read about the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Every year, global elites descend on Davos to discuss the big issues of the day in a Bilderberg-like conclave. Show More Summary
Former ESPN analyst and recent Fox hire Cris Carter dropped one of George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can’t Say On TV” on FS1’s The Herd Friday. When relaying a story about Nick Saban’s hire at Alabama, Carter quoted a profanity SabanShow More Summary
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…)