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