Monday, June 23, 2008
What Sucks...The Reaper
The world is much less funny today with the unfortunate passing of the great George Carlin, Sunday, at the age of 71. He was a major voice in the war against bullshit and suckage and he devoted his life to making people laugh. He performed countless times over his 50-year career winning various awards and releasing 14 HBO Stand Up specials. Much more than that however, his voice redefined stand up comedy and his body of work will always be mentioned with that of Richard Pryor as the pinnacle of what stand up can be.
His passing is a huge loss for the world of comedy and society in general. Personally, I saw Carlin perform a couple of times, once Club Bene in New Jersey, which as anyone who’s ever been there can tell you, is a shithole, and once at the Beacon. Carlin brought the same level of professionalism to both gigs even though one was directly in conjunction to a special he was taping and the other was in the back woods of New Jersey.
He will be missed. George Carlin, RIP.
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