Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin 1937-2008

A comic legend has died. Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He produced 23 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, three books, a few TV shows and appeared in several movies.
Carlin was due to receive the 11th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in November. The honor was announced just last week, around the time of his final performances, at the Orleans in Las Vegas. According to his website, he had dozens of shows booked through the end of the year.
He has been one of my favorite comedians for many years. I understand he is very vulgar, so if you are offended at that, DO Not view the video below.



Jamie said...

The HBO special was Carlin as his ascerbic best. I went with "Politicians". The news was so sad because I had just sent "Stuff" to someone complaining about all the things she had to move to clean.

He was a genius and a gift to us all and will be missed.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

He was one of my favorites. Vulgar yes, but he was funny. He will be missed. Have a great day honey. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Wystful1 said...

I read this, it was a shock to me!

Thanks for adding the bloggers over 50 blogroll. Much appreciated!

[there is a way to make the blogroll as you've done with flooble where it will be initially hidden. If you'd like. Directions are still found on the home page.]

Thanks again for updating.

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