Funny People #5: George Carlin

It’s been a really long time, and I wasn’t planning on posting anything today. But today would’ve George Carlin’s 74th birthday, of course, if he had the courtesy to stay alive this long. So I had no choice.

If you’re a comedy fan, you don’t need an introduction to George Carlin. He’s one of comedy’s holy trinity: Bruce, Carlin, and Pryor. Jon Stewart couldn’t put it any better,
“There are two things that comedians of all stripes have in common basically: (1) the belief that someone who’s not as funny as they are is doing better than they are, and (2) a sincere love and respect for George Carlin and his work.”
The man was an absolute genius; he elevated the art form. But my words can’t do him justice, so I’ll let George do the talking.

shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. You can’t call yourself a Carlin fan if you haven’t memorized them yet.

Here with you hippy dippy weather, man!

Art. Pure art.

And if that’s not enough, he’s George Carlin talking with another funny person.

George Carlin to a pre-Daily Show Jon Stewart in 1997. “You are gonna show us a lot, and I look forward to it.” The man was a prophet.

The perfect motto for a comic.

Happy birthday, you old motherfucker.


One Response to Funny People #5: George Carlin

  1. Pingback: Louis CK on George Carlin « Productively Unproductive

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