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George Carlin


In 1959, Carlin met Jack Burns, a fellow DJ at radio station KXOL in Fort Worth, Texas. They formed a comedy team and after successful performances at Fort Worth's beat coffeehouse called The Cellar, Burns and Carlin headed for California in February 1960.

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians: One newspaper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians."In 2004, Carlin was placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor. The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. From the late 1980s, Carlin's routines focused on sociocultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death. In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.


Carlin's book "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" was taken off the shelves of Wal-Mart after complaints about the cover, which depicted Carlin sitting at the Last Supper.
In December, 2004, George checked himself into rehab because he felt he was getting dependent on 'wine and vicodin.'
In season 2 of Shining Time Station, George Carlin took over as Mr. Conductor untill the show's final run.
Has worn all black clothing for his stand-up performances since the 1990s.
Appeared in "The Simpsons" (1989) episode "Of Wind and D'ohses," playing a former hippie. In a previous episode of the show, Krusty the Clown is told he's being sued by Carlin for stealing the "Seven Words You Can't Say on Television."
His wife, Brenda, died one day before his sixtieth birthday.
Inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in November of 1994.
Had one child, a daughter, with Brenda Carlin.
He was married to his only wife Brenda from June 3, 1961 - 11 May 1997, till her death.
Nickname: Georgie Porgie

 

Comedy

First Announcements
A Few More Farts
A Place For My Stuff
A##hole J##koff Scumbag
Baseball-Football
Battered Plants
Birth Control
Black Consciousness
Bodily Functions
Childhood Cliches
Clerks, Hankies & Emma
Commercials
Cute Little Farts
Daytime Television
Death and Dying
Divorce Game
Drugs
Earrings
Ed Sullivan Self-Taught
Filthy Words
Five Twos
Flesh Colored Band-Aids
For Names' Sake
Fourth Announcements
Fussy Eater Part 2
Gay Lib
God
Golf Courses for the Homeless
Good Sports
Goofy S##t
Grass Swept the Neighborhood
Groups and Charities
Hallway Groups
Have A Nice Day
Heavy Mysteries
High on the Plane
How's Your Dog
I Used To Be An Irish Catholic
Ice Box Man
Interview With Jesus
Join The Book Club
Keeping People Alert
Kids are Too Small
Let's Make A Deal
Little Things We Share
Losing Things
Mental Hot Foots
Metric System
Missing
Muhammad Ali
New News
New York Voices
Newscast
Nursery Rhymes
Occupation Foole
On the Road
Parents' Cliches and Childrens' Secret Answers
People I Can Do Without
Radio Dial
Raisin Rhetoric
Reagan's Gang, Church People and American Values
Religious Lift
Rice Krispies
Rockets and P#enis#s in the Persian Gulf
Rules Rules Rules
S## In Commercials
Second Announcements
Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television
Shoot
Sixth Announcements
Snot, The Original Rubber Cement
Some Werds
Son Of Wino
Special Dispensation
Sports
Supermarkets
The 11 O'Clock News
The Confessional
The Hair Piece
The Indian Sergeant
The Planet is Fine
Things to Watch Out For
Third Announcements
Unrelated Things
Urinals are 50 Percent Universal
Values
Wasted Time
Water Sez
Welcome to my Job
White Harlem
Wonderful Wino
Words We Leave Behind
Wurds
Y'Ever
You're Lost

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