• George Carlin album ‘I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die’ will be released Sept. 16 (Audio)

    The night before the attacks of 9/11, George Carlin was doing what he did best— harnessing his darkest thoughts and turning them into incisive long-form jokes live on stage. On that particular date Carlin was performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – part of what would be a four-year residency there – working toward his 12th HBO special. The plan was to title that special I Kinda Like

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    George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!

    Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside portraits of Ellen DeGeneres and Groucho Marx, the Smithsonian is highlighting these comedians who have shaped our national dialogue in its “Recognize”

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    George Carlin: Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Kelly Carlin, Jim Norton pay tribute (Exclusive video)

    George Carlin way became a reality in New York City yesterday, thanks to the work of comedian Kevin Bartini, his team and thousands of supporters. Laughspin was lucky enough to be at the ceremony where hundreds of fans, friends and comedians gathered to pay tribute to the iconic comedian who died in 2008. We had the chance to chat with George’s daughter Kelly Carlin as well as Bartini, Dave Attell,

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    George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)

    It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to not just see the literal unveiling of the sign but also to hear George’s daughter Kelly, older brother Patrick, George’s girlfriend

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    George Carlin to be honored by Colin Quinn, Keith Olbermann as George Carlin Way unveiled (Exclusive)

    This past summer, three years after comedian Kevin Bartini launched a fraught-filled campaign to rename a New York City street after the late George Carlin, the city council passed a bill to do just that. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the order that would allow the 400 block of West 121st Street  to be renamed “George Carlin Way.” And on Oct. 22 at 1 pm at the corner of West

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    New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)

    On the heels of the New York City Council’s decision to rename a city street after the late, legendary George Carlin, Laughspin hears there may be a new George Carlin album released in the coming months—not to mention a totally revamped GeorgeCarlin.com. Details are sparse right now, but Laughspin will have more news soon. An album of previously unreleased material would be the ultimate get for Carlin fans. In the

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    George Carlin’s daughter Kelly lands deal to write a memoir

    George Carlin’s only child, daughter Kelly Carlin has inked a deal to write a memoir for St. Martin’s Press titled A Carlin Home Companion, based on her long-running live show by the same name. Like the show, the book will focus on Kelly’s relationship with her late father, considered one of the greatest and most influential comedians of all time. “The man you knew as George Carlin, I called Dad.

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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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    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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    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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    “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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    Lee Camp: Chaos For The Weary

    As perceptive and profane and profound as Lee Camp can be, he really does not represent a generation of new comic as much as the regeneration of an old one: George Carlin. Lucky him! Lucky us! His antic and intensely interesting new CD from Stand Up! Records, Chaos for the Weary (available Friday), even comes with the Carlin seal of approval, courtesy of Kelly Carlin, daughter of the late comic

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    George Carlin: The comedy legend’s daughter talks to Punchline Magazine about his ‘Last Words’

    After decades of setting the bar for stand-up comedy, George Carlin displayed a rare bit of bad timing by dying last year, just as we needed him most. In a career that included over two dozen comedy records, 14 HBO hour specials and three books, it’s remarkable to think how little Carlin revealed about his personal life in his work. It seems, now, like he was saving it up. In

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