• Remember that thing George Carlin said about Margaret Thatcher? (Audio)

    You’ve probably heard by now that hugely popular, if not divisive, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died today at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke, one of a series she endured during the last years of her life. While I’m sad to hear about her passing, I couldn’t help but immediately think about George Carlin’s mention of Thatcher during his “Things You Never See” bit on his

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    After a year of opposition, board approves George Carlin street naming in New York City

    After more than a year of severe opposition from the Corpus Cristi church, the plan to co-name a portion of Manhattan’s W. 121st Street after the late, great George Carlin was approved by a community board this week. New York comedian Kevin Bartini, the man behind the movement to honor the legendary comedian and author, began spearheading the campaign in May 2011, collecting signatures online and in person and making

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    Third ‘Bill and Ted’ flick with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter now has a director

    Twenty-three years after Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure hit theaters and 21 years since its sequel, a third Bill and Ted flick is in the works– and both of the original stars, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are set to return. Of course, the biggest surprise is that Reeves, who has enjoyed a constant stream of high-paying gigs since his breakout in 1989, agreed to reprise his role as Ted

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    Bill Burr, Louis C.K. and more sampled for hip-hop album dedicated to comedy (Audio)

    Here’s something cool for you comedy nerds who are also fans of electronica and hip-hop. An experimental producer by the name of GoJudo has put together an EP called Aura, and every song samples comedy bits from different comedians, including Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Bill Burr, Demetri Martin and George Carlin. “I really, really appreciate what the comedians featured on Aura do,” GoJudo tells Laughspin. “The EP is a tribute

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    Comedian pushing for George Carlin street naming clears Catholic church hurdle

    Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say on W. 121st Street: George Carlin Is Evil And Will Corrupt And Ruin Our Children. Okay, that may be more than 7 words, but the absurd message coming from the church on the same block has been shut down yesterday in a miraculous (no pun intended) turn of events. Yesterday the campaign for George Carlin Way leapt over its first and biggest hurdle. Last

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    Catholic Church fights against George Carlin street naming

    A storm has been brewing on the Upper West Side of New York City. And it’s all George Carlin’s fault. Sort of. We’ve been keeping you updated on comedian Kevin Bartini’s charge to rename the 500 block of W. 121st St. after the late legendary comedian. A meeting was held last night to discuss the renaming. A entire TWO members from the opposition attended to voice their outrage: a father

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    Kelly Carlin will interview Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, more on new SiriusXM show

    If you’ve ever just heard of the A Carlin Home Companion, images of a cramped-in radio station with the most subversive comedic voices in comedy talking about what’s wrong with the world would most likely come up. However, while having those types of comedians that both knew and carry on the comedic influence of George Carlin mentioned and talked about in it, the show is actually Kelly Carlin’s, the one

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    Epic analysis: George Carlin’s 17 best comedy albums

    This list will rank George Carlin’s albums in terms of overall quality, with special attention paid to both straight hilarity as well as philosophical pertinence. I chose albums rather than specials for three reasons: 1) most of Carlin’s albums simply were the audio from his specials [especially on the really important discs]; 2) He has more pre-HBO albums than he has non-album specials; 3) Almost every bit of material from

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    Daryl Wright: “Wildly Inappropriate” (Review)

    An album titled Wildly Inappropriate arouses some expectations. Mostly, it prepares the listener for nonstop offensive humor or an otherwise edgy act that will draw out laughs from highly uncomfortable topics. Daryl Wright’s debut album, however funny, may be ever-so-slightly mistitled. The Los Angeles-based comedian has a strong start when the live portion of the album begins. The actual opening features his closing joke remixed into a house music track.

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    Pastor says no to George Carlin Street; daughter Kelly responds

    Last month, we reported that there was a petition circulating to honor the late George Carlin by naming a New York City street after the legendary comic. New York comic Kevin Bartini had amassed about 1,000 signatures and gained the support of Carlin’s daughter Kelly; the petition now has nearly 6,000 signatures to back the name change of part of West 121st street to George Carlin Street. But it appears

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    Watch Louis C.K.’s tribute to George Carlin: “I can be like George”

    In March of last year, I was lucky enough to be sitting in the second row of a George Carlin tribute produced by the New York Public Library. I was surrounded by the likes of Steve Martin, Ben Stiller (and his parents) as well as Richard Pryor’s daughter Rain and Lenny Bruce’s daughter, Kitty. It was overwhelming to say the least. You can read my recap of the night here.

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    Petition to name New York street after George Carlin circulated online

    In less than six hours online, a petition encouraging the city of New York to rename part of West 121st Street in honor of late comedian George Carlin has garnered nearly 1,000 signatures. “We the legions of fans, admirers and fans of George Carlin believe that a street should be named in honor of the greatest comedian of all time in his hometown, the greatest comedy city of all time!”

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    The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

    As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shitty roles and jobs. Of course, any occupation requires working up from the bottom, but the entertainment industry makes that journey a public one. And, sometimes, well-established actors have a dry spell and

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    GQ lists the most stylish comedians of all time; and Greg Proops is not on the list

    Today, GQ released yet-another comedy-related feature online. I say “another” because you can see their official Comedy Issue on stands now; the cover subject is none other than a half naked Mila Kunis, Makes sense, right? Eh. You can read more of my thoughts on that here. Today, the respected fashion mag released the list of the most stylish comedians of all time. You can scroll through it if you’d

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    “A Carlin Home Companion” brings the comedy legend back to life at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL — Garrison Keillor may not have deigned to perform a monologue of “The Seven Dirty Words” in a surprise guest appearance, but A Carlin Home Companion – forgive me, NPR – didn’t require any public broadcasting credentials to classify as a best of the fest selection. The one-woman play and creative brainchild of Kelly Carlin, only living heir to the George Carlin comedy empire, the show commanded such rapt

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