If he was still around, what would Carlin make of the BP oil spill? How about the papal cover-up or the "Tonight Show" debacle? Or the high school principal who banned the nonsense word "meep"?
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Carlin was uncompromising, knowing that his audience trusted him not to be afraid of offending them. Who else would have asked "Why are there no recreational drugs in suppository form?"
Jerry Seinfeld has heart -- a totally unexpected commodity in his business or in any business for that matter. Read his essay on the passing of George Carlin.
George Carlin, who died on Sunday at the age of 71, is being remembered as a pioneer, iconoclast and legend, but he was also a part of television hist...
Carlin's comedy has always had anger underlying it; anger that people are so stupid and self-righteous. I'm embarrassed to see his career simplified into a thirty second sound bite.
After one of George's hilarious shows, we talked about my theories on the meaning of vulgar language. I was struck by what a calm, deep-thinking person he was off-stage.
Carlin was a comedy giant, a legend and a pioneer for his sharp observations and wicked, fearless commentary -- the kind that occasionally got him in trouble, like, say, getting arrested for violating FCC obscenity laws.
When I interviewed him a few years ago for Playboy, he told me, "The best afterlife for me would be to be able to sit comfortably and watch the world on a kind of heavenly CNN."
Comedian George Carlin, best known for his scabrous, unflinching style and his rivetingly observant social satire, died of heart failure Sunday night ...
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