I don't go to see too many comedians perform live. But I got to see him at the Westbury Theatre (now the Capitol One Theatre) a couple of years ago and it was an amazing performance. He truly is one of the greatest comedians of all time. RIP, George Carlin.
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This was the LAST thing I expected to hear when I switched on Mike & Mike this morning. The word "legend" gets thrown around a lot, but there is no more fitting word to use when describing one of the true greats. He made modern stand-up what it is. RIP
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I remember watching his first TV performance since coming out of rehab (which, ironically, had a set designed as a mock graveyard) and noticed George looked kind of tired and seemed to have lost his fire. It was the first time that he really started looking "old" and I wondered about his health.
You were a legend, George. A man who told it like it was and didn't care about the backlash. Rest in peace.
This is the first time a celebrity I've actively liked has died. I'm driving somewhere next weekend and last week I already had set aside my 'Napalm and Silly Putty' and 'Brain Droppings' audiobook CDs for the trip. I'll be keeping them in the stack now, no doubt.
To quote a review I once read on Amazon or somewhere: "George Carlin is a very nice man, and I enjoy him talking about religion."
Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her. Harry: That's a special feeling.
“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating and you finish off as an orgasm.”
I liked Carlin a lot but was never a fanactic about him. That being said, I am truly shocked to hear about this and very saddened. I have no problem agreeing to the term legend being used when talking about him. He was probably the last comic that will ever be able to call himself a legend and have it be true.
Rest in peace George, you deserved it.
"Marriage is like that show ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, but it’s not funny. All the problems are the same, but you know instead of all the funny, pithy dialogue, everybody is really pissed off and tense. Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of 'Everybody Loves Raymond', only it doesn't last 22 minutes. It lasts forever."
I thought it was alright. I will be showing this to the wife for the Monkees reference, if nothing else. I couldn't get past the animation of Peter post-stroke. That was so, so, so wrong. In a great way.