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...
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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.
The estate of the late George Carlin, headed up by his daughter Kelly Carlin, has, as she told friends overnight: "We found some stuff." Kelly Carlin previously told The Comic's Comic about sifting through her father's massive collection of notes and recordings for stuff that his fans might enjoy in a new light since he […]
George Carlin was a comic who was never afraid to push boundaries, but even he knew that there's a time and place for outrageous humor. In the wake of 9/11, he had to rework part of his impending HBO special, and now the original routine will be available for the first time.
But 15 years after those bits were recorded, I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die will be released on Sept. 16 on, CD, vinyl and digital formats. Laughspin broke the news two years ago that a new Carlin album was in the works. And Carlin’s camp released a clip, wherein the iconic comedian, in part, expresses joy in the idea of an asteroid the size of Minnesota hitting earth.
George Carlin was no stranger to pushing the envelope, and he definitely aimed to do that with “I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die,” a new LP of unreleased material coming out September 16th. Most striking is the titular bit below about mass fatalities, performed the day before September 11, 2001, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Show More Summary
George Carlin recorded his special Complaints and Grievances on November 17, 2001. As with all of his albums, he had been working on the material for much of the previous year, testing out various permutations of the jokes on the road leading up to the big event. Show More Summary