Monday, June 23, 2008

R.I.P. George Carlin

I was never a big fan, but understand the importance of his work. And learning of him later in life thru younger comedians, I have been amazed at his kind and generous spirit. The world will miss George Carlin. And I suspect several generations of comedy will mourn a mentor and a role model.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Carlin constantly pushed the envelope with his jokes, particularly with the "Seven Words" routine. When he uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested for disturbing the peace.

2 comments:

CRCHAIR said...

One less person to act in Kevin Smith films.

shadwomom1 said...

Geolrge Carlin was just as funny when he was clean as when he was "blue". He had an off-kilter way of viewing things, but we could all relate to most of it. The world will definitely miss him and his off-beat humor.