Carlin is one of my favourites!
George Denis Patrick Carlin (1937 to 2008) was a, if not the, giant of American counter culture stand up. Although it’s fair to say you could stop almost any non-comedy fan on the streets of the UK and they wouldn’t know who he was. He chose never to grace these shores with his extraordinary talent.
In his life long career he won 5 Grammy Awards for his comedy albums, completed 14 HBO specials, was placed second on Comedy Central’s list of 100 Greatest Comedians of all time and stared in hit movies such as Bill And Teds Excellent Adventure and Cars. He was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain award for American humor a few months after his death.
His solo career began after a brief period in a double act with fellow comic Jack Burns. It was in the early 1970’s that the fully formed style of the George Carlin…
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