George Carlin Got It (and Louis CK Knew It)

microphoneIf you're ever at a party, and the subject of God comes up, be like George Carlin. George Carlin got it, as you'll hear in this little interview he gave in 2007.

Seriously, George Carlin was fucking brilliant, and we miss him. Here's a pretty amazing tribute to George Carlin by another of my favourite comedians, Louis CK. The Louis CK we have today is thanks to George.

If you're hankering for more Carlin, check out my little collection of Carlin's best bits. The Religion is Bullshit one is perfect.


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Il Duce

Wasn't George Carlin a comedian? For a guy who knew so much it seems like he spent his last days like an angry old man. Maybe he needed religion!

September 6, 2011 @ 8:14 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Duce - I have to disagree, I think religion (and the things it causes some idiots to do) is one of the greatest sources of comedy out there. Remeber that comedy and tragedy go hand in hand..and religion has certainly given us plenty of both over the course of history...

September 6, 2011 @ 8:32 AM

David

He did seem angrier in his later years, but he was usually right and still very funny.

His career lasted a long time, and there are many gems in there from beginning to end.

September 6, 2011 @ 9:24 AM

Argie

Funnily enough, Carlin did in fact turn to God - on his death bed.

I personally thought Carlin was a terrific comedian but when faced with his near demise, he asked for God to save his soul. I wish him well.

Kinda throws a wrench in this topic eh?

September 6, 2011 @ 9:32 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Argie

Who told you that about Carlin?

September 6, 2011 @ 9:46 PM

Il Duce

Carlin stopped being funny as has Bill Maher or any comedian who ventures into politics and social issues. People go to comedy clubs to laugh and not to be reminded of morality or whatever current social problems that exist. If you have a social agenda, leave it at the door and give me some Italian jokes.

September 7, 2011 @ 11:15 AM

Daniel St-Onge

@Angie

Complete crap...

Internet hoaxes

Since the birth of spam email on the internet, many chain-forwards, usually rantlike and with blunt statements of belief on political and social issues and attributed to being written (or stated) by George Carlin himself, have made continuous rounds on the junk email circuit. The website Snopes, an online resource that debunks historic and present urban legends and myths, has extensively covered these forgeries. Many of the falsely attributed email attachments have contained material that runs directly opposite to Carlin's viewpoints, with some being especially volatile toward racial groups, gays, women, the homeless, etc. Carlin himself, when he was made aware of each of these bogus emails, would debunk them on his own website, writing: "Nothing you see on the Internet is mine unless it comes from one of my albums, books, HBO specials, or appeared on my website," and that "it bothers me that some people might believe that I would be capable of writing some of this stuff."

September 24, 2011 @ 9:48 PM

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