This year’s edition of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, traditionally held the week following Montreal’s Just For Laughs in upstate New York, will feature a week of performances and panels, “Comedy and the Human Condition,” which partners the new National Comedy Center with the renowned Chautauqua Institution. on a week titled July 31st – August 6th. Jim […]
In his classic comedy routine, "A Place for your Stuff," George Carlin argues that the whole point of life is to find an appropriately sized space for the things you own. What holds for people is also true for bacteria.
MONDAY BEER AND WINE LINKS, MUSING 06.26.17 George Carlin, beer rater (see below) Administrative note: There will be no more weekly links here until August. Not a complaint about upcoming travel, but there simply won’t be time to collect and organize them, and my body likely will have no idea what time zone it is […]
"Broad City" is upping George Carlin's famous list of "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" to eight.
Just last year, NECA turned the Wyld Stallyns and the late George Carlin’s Rufus into retro-style Bill & Ted action figures, leaving many fans to wonder if the character of Death would be coming in the future. Played by William Sadler in 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, “the man with no tan” is one of […]
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Friday Carlin Blogging Raise a glass of whatever ya got handy and wish a Happy Birthday to the late George Carlin, who would've been 80 today. He spent many a glorious decade dissecting language, culture, politics and human nature, wielding a comedic scalpal and jackhammer with equal dexterity. Show More Summary
It’s an irony the late liberal comic might appreciate. “George Carlin’s infamous comedy routine about the seven words you can’t say on television is still an unofficial guideline the FCC uses to determine whether language is in violation of Federal Indecency laws,” according to Parents Television Council President Tim Winter.
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