George Carlin – One of the best Stand up comedians – Video

George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects.

He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians: One newspaper called Carlin “the dean of counterculture comedians.” In 2004, Carlin was placed second on the Comedy Central list of “Top 10 Comedians of US Audiences” compiled for an April 2004 special. The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. From the late 1980s, Carlin’s routines focused on sociocultural criticism of American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. 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 1975. His final HBO special, It’s Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death. In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him second (behind Richard Pryor) on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.

Discography

Main
  • 1963: Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight
  • 1967: Take-Offs and Put-Ons
  • 1972: FM & AM
  • 1972: Class Clown
  • 1973: Occupation: Foole
  • 1974: Toledo Window Box
  • 1975: An Evening with Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo
  • 1977: On the Road
  • 1981: A Place for My Stuff
  • 1983: Carlin at Carnegie
  • 1986: Playin’ with Your Head
  • 1988: What Am I Doing in New Jersey?
  • 1990: Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics
  • 1992: Jammin’ in New York
  • 1996: Back in Town
  • 1999: You Are All Diseased
  • 2001: Complaints and Grievances
  • 2002: George Carlin on Comedy
  • 2006: Life Is Worth Losing
  • 2008: It’s Bad for Ya
  • 2016: I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die
Compilations
  • 1978: Indecent Exposure: Some of the Best of George Carlin
  • 1984: The George Carlin Collection
  • 1992: Classic Gold
  • 1999: The Little David Years

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carlin

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