Along with Richard Pryor, George Carlin was one of the greatest comic geniuses of all time. He died ten years ago today as the result of a dodgy heart.
If you’ve ever seen his HBO specials, you’ll know that he rarely misspoke and almost never said “uh” or “er” in his delivery. Everything was meticulously rehearsed and executed. Amazing, really.
- Jerry Seinfeld wrote this about Carlin in the New York Times.
- Here’s his NYT obituary.
- And because George used to work in radio, I have an extra soft spot for him. I still love this bit.
Thanks to Tom for links.