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George Carlin

1937-05-12 New York City, New York, U.S.

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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death. In 2004, Carlin placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor.  He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live. In 2008, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Carlin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .


The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up Self (archive footage) 2022-05-19
Bill & Ted Face the Music Rufus Hologram (archive footage) 2020-08-27
I Am Richard Pryor Self - Actor and Comedian (archive footage) 2019-03-12
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Himself 2013-12-06
2012 Crossing Over A New Beginning himself 2012-11-15
The Reality of Me Self 2012-11-01
Heavy Metal Mater Additional Voice Talent (voice) 2010-10-08
Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories 2010-01-20
The 100 Greatest Stand Ups 2010 2010-04-10
Monster Truck Mater Filmore (voice) 2010-07-30
Cars Toon Mater's Tall Tales Filmore / Additional Voices 2010-10-31
Unidentified Flying Mater Fillmore (archive voice) 2009-11-20
George Carlin: Too Hip For The Room Himself 2008-07-29
Thomas & Friends - Mud Glorious Mud Narrator 2008-05-06
Thomas & Friends: Percy Takes The Plunge Narrator 2008-03-04
History of the Joke Himself 2008-02-28
George Carlin : The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize 2008-02-04
George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya! Himself 2008-03-01
Thomas & Friends: Percy's Ghostly Trick & Other Thomas Stories Storyteller 2007-03-27
Unmasked with George Carlin Himself 2007-09-25
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007-04-10
Happily N'Ever After Der Zauberer (voice) 2007-01-05
Thomas & Friends: A Big Day for Thomas Narrator 2007-01-23
Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas Narrator 2007-10-23
Cars Fillmore (voice) 2006-06-08
The N Word Himself 2006-01-16
Thomas & Friends: Thomas Comes To Breakfast & Other Thomas Adventures Narrator 2006-11-19
Tarzan II Zugor (voice) 2005-06-13
The Aristocrats Self 2005-01-01
George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing Himself 2005-11-05
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Himself (archive footage) 2004-07-14
Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon Narrator 2004-02-03
Thomas & Friends: The Early Years Narrator 2004-10-26
Jersey Girl Bart Trinke 2004-03-25
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party Himself 2004-11-17
Scary Movie 3 The Architect 2003-10-24
George on George Himself 2003-09-30
Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Help Out Narrator 2003-02-25
Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Snowy Surprise & Other Adventures Narrator 2003-10-14
Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Christmas Wonderland Narrator 2002-09-24
Thomas & Friends: Best Of James Narrator 2002-03-05
Thomas & Friends: Best of Percy Narrator 2001-07-24
George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances Himself 2001-11-17
Thomas & Friends: 10 Years of Thomas Conductor 2001-01-10
Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas Narrator 2001-01-01
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Hitchhiker 2001-08-22
Thomas & Friends: Thomas & His Friends Get Along & Other Thomas Adventures 2000-07-25
10 Years of Thomas Narrator 1999-09-14
Dogma Cardinal Ignatius Glick 1999-11-12
George Carlin: You Are All Diseased Himself 1999-02-06
Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time Himself 1998-08-08
George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy Himself 1997-02-27
George Carlin: Personal Favorites Himself 1997-02-23
George Carlin: Back in Town Himself 1996-03-30
George Carlin: George's Best Stuff Himself 1996-01-01
The Thomas The Tank Engine Man Mr. Conductor (Uncredited) 1995-02-25
But... Seriously Himself (archive footage) 1994-03-25
George Carlin: Jammin' in New York Himself 1992-04-24
The Prince of Tides Eddie Detreville 1991-12-25
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Rufus 1991-07-19
Thomas & Friends: Thomas Gets Tricked Narrator 1990-06-07
George Carlin: Doin' it Again George Carlin 1990-06-02
Working Tra$h Ralph 1990-11-26
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Rufus 1989-02-17
George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? Himself 1988-06-09
Justin Case Justin Case 1988-05-15
Outrageous Fortune Frank Madras 1987-01-30
George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head Himself / Mike Holder 1986-06-14
Carlin on Campus Himself 1984-06-22
Carlin at Carnegie Himself 1982-10-10
Americathon Narrator 1979-08-10
George Carlin: Again! Himself 1978-07-23
George Carlin: On Location at USC Himself 1977-01-01
Car Wash The Taxi Driver 1976-10-22
With Six You Get Eggroll Herbie Fleck 1968-08-07