George Carlin

George Carlin

Actor, Writer, Producer, Executive Producer, Original Music Composer

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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death.

In 2004, Carlin placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor.  He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live. In 2008, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Birthday

May 12, 1937

Place of birth

New York City, New York, U.S.

Known for

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5.7

George Carlin - On Location at USC

George Carlin's first ever comedy special, filmed live at the University of Southern California. ... Read more

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But... Seriously

A documentary juxtaposing the events of the 20th century with the commentary of stand-up comedians. Read more

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Carlin at Carnegie

Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1982, released in 1983. Most of the material comes fr... Read more

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6.7

George Carlin: On Location at Phoenix

Performing at the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix on July 23, 1978, Carlin mesmerizes his audie... Read more

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6.2

George Carlin: Doin' it Again

George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, ... Read more

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4.7

The Aristocrats

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately... Read more

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6.8

George Carlin: Back in Town

Back in Town is George Carlin's ninth HBO special. It was also released on CD on September 17, 19... Read more

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7.8

George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances

George Carlin performs a hilarious set of never-before released material in "Complaints and Griev... Read more

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Oh, What A Lovely Tea Party

Directed by the wife of 'That Kevin Smith', Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, a feature length documenta... Read more

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7.1

George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing

Carlin returns to the stage in his 13th live comedy stand-up special, performed at the Beacon The... Read more

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Unmasked with George Carlin

An intimate one hour conversation with the comedy icon; exclusive to the 'All My Stuff' box set, ... Read more

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9.3

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

This film examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race... Read more

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Hollywood Outlaw

Hollywood Outlaw, The Unmaking of a Bitter Jester is the director’s cut of the controversial docu... Read more

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5.6

George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head

George Carlin is in top form with these stand-up recorded at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles i... Read more

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Zeitgeist the Movie

This film gathers information from many sources and puts it together in a way that shows it is po... Read more

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The Reality of Me

TROM (The Reality of Me) is an unique free online documentary, since no one has thought of such a... Read more

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7.3

George Carlin: Jammin' in New York

When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin’ In ... Read more

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History of the Joke

Comedian Lewis Black presents a "history of the joke" while trying to find the greatest joke ever... Read more

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6.9

George Carlin: You Are All Diseased

Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, g... Read more

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The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall

Several comic greats pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded by Budd Friedman in 1963. Read more

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George on George

A lengthy interview Read more

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2012 Crossing Over A New Beginning

December 21, 2012 is on everyone's mind. What will it bring? Is it the end of the world? A new be... Read more

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6.6

Carlin on Campus

George Carlin hits the boards with the former Hippie-Dippie Weatherman's take on Brooklynese pron... Read more

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George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey?

George Carlin changes his act by bringing politics into the act, but also talks about the People ... Read more