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CNN's 'The History of Comedy' Is Funny How?

Donald Liebenson | Posted 02.15.2017 | Entertainment
Donald Liebenson

This is the real deal; a deep dive into a century of one-liners, pratfalls, and social commentary; of vaudeville, burlesque and nightclubs, of stand-up, satire and silliness.

Seven Phrases You Should Stop Saying In 2017

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 01.31.2017 | Media
Ben Hellwarth

I know my list probably isn't complete, but, as Carlin said about his, it's a starter set.

How We Defend Against Death (From Ebenezer Scrooge To Eleanor Roosevelt)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Acknowledging the dualism between body and symbol in an awareness of death motivates us to live life to its fullest and to heal the world.

What's Not Funny?

Francis Levy | Posted 09.16.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

There are certain things that you can't or are not supposed to joke about and when you do you receive the remonstrative "that's not funny!" followed b...

Kelly Carlin: Growing Up with George and Beyond

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

What was it like growing up with America's most iconic comedian? Author, podcaster and all-around smart lady, Kelly Carlin dishes with me on what it was like to have George Carlin as her Dad.

The Election Has Been Hacked: The Dismal Reality of Having No Real Electoral Choices

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand.

George Carlin Recorded Joke About Mass Fatalities The Day Before 9/11

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.16.2016 | Comedy

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...

George Carlin's Daughter Says Her Dad Would Consider Trump A Misogynistic Racist

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.28.2016 | Entertainment

George Carlin would definitely consider alleged billionaire and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump a misogynist and a racist, the late comedy leg...

Everything I Know About Prayer I Learned from George Carlin

Bert Montgomery | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

Everything I know about prayer, I learned from the late comedian and atheist George Carlin. Well, maybe not everything. Long before I was old enough ...

13 Hilarious Memoirs From Our Favorite Comedians

Off The Shelf | Posted 04.14.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Leora Bernstein | Off the Shelf Life is hard, and sometimes you just need to laugh at the absurdity of it all. Lucky for us, recent years have see...

George Carlin and the Two Americas

Jennifer Finney Boylan | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Finney Boylan

About half the country, more or less, cannot even have a conversation with the other half. And no matter who wins the White House in November, we'll still face this dilemma of how to regain the thing we have lost as Americans: our sense of love for one another.

Mindful Genius

Ira Israel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Ira Israel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F....

How Scotch, Weed and 'The Big Electron' Conspired to Make George Carlin My Dad

Kelly Carlin | Posted 09.16.2016 | Comedy
Kelly Carlin

Carlin legend holds that all it took for me to come into the world was a little sperm, a little egg, a little weed, a little scotch, and something called the limbo.

Life in the Fast Lane Requires Mindfulness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we are mindfully present in the moment we'll notice that our conscious mind is fully engaged with what our body is doing and, as a result, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a deep sense of inner peace.

Jim Breuer: Sports & Comedy Intersect for Stand-Up Guy

Terry Lyons | Posted 05.27.2016 | Comedy
Terry Lyons

No matter how much talent a professional coach has on his roster or a player has in his God-given gene pool, there's nothing that compares to preparation through practice, even if the ticket-buying public thinks they can just roll out the balls and play. Now picture the life of a stand-up comic.

Grace Bats Last

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

When you're surrounded by doubters, and the bases are loaded, and you find yourself facing curve balls and sliders, remember that the jeering crowd can't touch you, or define you, because you are part of a team where grace bats last.

The Yoga Generation Wants Yoga Without Dogma

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Yoga has grown up and shed its rustic ways. No longer a favorite of only the flower children, today's yoga is as mainstream as a spinning or Zumba cla...

Why I'm Fasting This Month and Giving Up Half of My Stuff

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Yes, I know Jesus wasn't a juicing freak. He didn't have a dietician. And he sure as hell didn't eat kelp, quinoa, or some other hippie stuff I can't even pronounce. At least not that I know of. So what's the point?

Breaking Badder: Interviews with RJ Mitte, Robert Weide, Chris Bliss and Anne McCue, Plus Alexz Johnson and Michael Stec Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Daniel Martinez Matallana A Conversation with Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte Mike Ragogna: Hey, first of all I wanted to congratulate you on...

Colleges Are Intolerant About Comedy That Promotes Tolerance

Scott Blakeman | Posted 02.07.2015 | College
Scott Blakeman

If a simple message of tolerance, understanding and peace is deemed too controversial by many universities in this country, what message does that send to students? Colleges used to be the place where trailblazing comedians like George Carlin and Mort Sahl found receptive audiences for their biting and bold comedy.

Thanks For the Memories: An Interview with Richard Zoglin on Bob Hope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In his long dynamic career, Bob Hope's story resonates as a cultural history of the last decade: a rags-to-riches immigrant, he was a pioneer in vaude...

Ho Boy! Brad Zimmerman Serves Up a Weird, Wonderful and Hilarious Jewish Tragedy

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.19.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

If any show is perfectly named, it's My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy, written and performed by Brad Zimmerman. One person didn't think so. Who? Brad's mother.

Robin Williams: An Agent of Change on Many Levels

Greg Archer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Few artistic beasts were able to grab lightening, stuff it into a bottle, break the bottle open and then wrestle with the lightning before swallowing it whole and leaping back onto his feet for another comedic feat. That was Williams. On the outside.

The 'Today' Show: A Sign of the Apocalypse

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media
Patrick Stephenson

The journalistic cowardice of peppy, preening, self-absorbed muppets is not a sign of a coming apocalypse. It is, however, a symptom of national decline. If you can't face the future with open eyes, you're probably afraid of where you're going.

Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

Nick Simmons | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.