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George Carlin (1937–2008)

Autor(a) de When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

71+ Works 6,687 Membros 118 Críticas 19 Favorited

About the Author

Comedian George Carlin was born on May 12, 1937 in Bronx, New York. He began his career at age 19 at the KJOE radio station in Louisiana. After making numerous appearances on TV, Carlin moved to radio and produced two albums, Take-Offs and Put-Ons, and FM & AM, which won a Grammy Award and was the mostrar mais first of four albums in a row to go gold. One of his best known routines was Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television. After performing this routine in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested for disturbing the peace and it also led to an indecency case after WBAI-FM radio aired it in 1973. Carlin also wrote three books and appeared on television and in movies. Besides his four Grammy Awards for best spoken comedy album, he was nominated for five Emmys. In 2002, Carlin was awarded the Freedom of Speech Award by the First Amendment Center in cooperation with the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and he was the named 11th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in June of 2008. George Carlin passed away at age 71 on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por George Carlin

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? (2004) 1,939 exemplares
Brain Droppings (1997) 1,684 exemplares
Napalm & Silly Putty (2001) — Author & Narrator — 1,500 exemplares
Last Words: A Memoir (2009) 934 exemplares
George Carlin Reads to You (2004) 51 exemplares
The Best of Brain Droppings (2007) 20 exemplares
It's Bad for Ya (2008) 14 exemplares
Jammin in New York (2000) 11 exemplares
Parental Advisory (2007) 11 exemplares
Class Clown (1972) 10 exemplares
A Place for My Stuff (1981) 9 exemplares
What Am I Doing In New Jersey? (2003) 9 exemplares
Life is worth losing (2006) 9 exemplares
Classic Gold (1992) 8 exemplares
Complaints & Grievances (2001) 8 exemplares
You Are All Diseased (1999) 7 exemplares
George Carlin: All My Stuff (2007) 7 exemplares
Back In Town (1996) 7 exemplares
Drive-by Comedy (2003) 7 exemplares
FM & AM (1972) 5 exemplares
Occupation: Foole (1973) 4 exemplares
Take-offs and Put-ons 4 exemplares
Toledo Window Box (1974) 4 exemplares
Killer Carlin (2000) 3 exemplares
On the Road (1977) 3 exemplares
Playing with Your Head (1986) 3 exemplares
George Carlin - Doin' It Again (2001) 3 exemplares
George Carlin: At Carnegie Hall (2001) 2 exemplares
The Aristocrats 2 exemplares
An Evening with Wally Londo (1975) 2 exemplares
Carlin on Campus (2001) 2 exemplares
Completely Carlin (2003) 2 exemplares
Happily N'Ever After 2 exemplares
Thomas, Percy and the Dragon (2009) 1 exemplar
Best Of 2015 1 exemplar
Working Trash (2006) 1 exemplar
George Carlin All my stuff (2007) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Cars [2006 film] (2006) — Voice — 1,019 exemplares
Dogma [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 463 exemplares
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure [1989 film] (1989) — Actor — 288 exemplares
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 243 exemplares
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 124 exemplares
Jersey Girl [2004 film] (2004) 98 exemplares
Tarzan II [2005 animated film] (2005) — Actor — 83 exemplares
The Simpsons: Season 10 (2007) — Guest star — 81 exemplares
The Cool School: Writing from America's Hip Underground (2013) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Hysterical in places, vile in others. Definitely not politically correct. Not even socially correct. But nobody captures the cynical zeitgeist of our error quite like George Carlin. Recommended, but certainly not for the faint of heart.
dhaxton | 41 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2023 |
I've been a fan of George Carlin for the longest time and have watched his skits countless times. I was in need of a bit of a laugh and decided to give one of his books a try. Sadly, just not the same. Even though, interestingly enough,some passages were identical to skits I've seen, just wasn't the same. They say comedy is all in the delivery and without George's voice and mannerisms, it just didn't find it as amusing. Although I will admit to laughing out loud and drawing some stares during my commutes to and from work. What did surprise me about this book was that I found myself, on a number of occasions, actually offended. When watching a skit, I know George is putting on a show and doesn't actually mean lots of the things he says. But when you actually see some of these hateful words on the printed page, they are quite jarring. Just goes to demonstrate the power of the printed word. Perhaps that was what George was shooting for. Miss you George.… (mais)
kevinkevbo | 20 outras críticas | Jul 14, 2023 |
George Carlin's comedy is generally witty, subversive, intelligent and often linguistic! Unfortunately it's not always :( This book was off to a strong start (or I was just more into), but was only intermittently funny in the second half or so.
cziering | 41 outras críticas | Nov 27, 2022 |
It is impossible to talk about 20th century comedy without discussing George Carlin. Named the 2nd greatest standup of the 20th century by both Comedy Central and Rolling Stone, Carlin garnered multiple gold records, 4 Grammys, 6 Emmy nominations, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He was the first host of SNL, appeared on the Tonight Show some 130 times, and acted in beloved films like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Dogma. Dubbed "the dean of counterculture comedians," George Carlin was an American icon.

A perfect introduction for new fans and a worthy addition to the collections of old fans, The Best of Carlin showcases the longevity, range, and—above all—hilarity of the master. Filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other delicious verbal ordeals, it is drop-dead funny tour through Carlin's mind. More than ten years after his...
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paswell | Sep 3, 2022 |



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