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George Carlin

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George Carlin

American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor and writer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1937.

Countries: United States (61%), California (11%), New York (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Richard Pryor, Buddy Greco, Lenny Bruce

Linked to: The New York Times, Cardinal Hayes High School, Fox Broadcasting Company, Comedy Central

 

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George Carlin was born in 1937 add something


1957

Labeled an "unproductive airman" by his superiors, Carlin was discharged on July 29, 1957 add something


1959

In 1959, Carlin and Jack Burns began as a comedy team when both were working for radio station KXOL in Fort Worth, Texas add something


1960

In the 1960s, Carlin began appearing on television variety shows, notably "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Tonight Show" add something

 

Within weeks of arriving in California in 1960, Burns and Carlin put together an audition tape and created "The Wright Brothers", a morning show on KDAY in Hollywood add something

 

After successful performances at Fort Worth's beat coffeehouse, The Cellar, Burns and Carlin headed for California in February 1960 and stayed together for two years as a team before moving on to individual pursuits add something

 

Burns and Carlin recorded their only album, "Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight", in May 1960 at Cosmo Alley in Hollywood add something


1963

The couple's only child, a daughter named Kelly, was born on June 15, 1963 add something


1966

Biff Rose - By 1966 he moved to Hollywood, working as a comedy sketch writer with George Carlin for television variety shows, ultimately working with some regularity on the Mort Sahl show


1967

Carlin was cast in "Away We Go", a 1967 comedy show that aired on CBS. His material during his early career and his appearance, which consisted of suits and short-cropped hair, had been seen as "conventional", particularly when contrasted with his later anti-establishment material add something

 

Variations on the first three of these routines appear on Carlin's 1967 debut album, "Take Offs and Put Ons", recorded live in 1966 at The Roostertail in Detroit, Michigan add something

 

Buddy Greco - In 1967, Greco starred in the summer replacement television series "Away We Go" with drummer Buddy Rich and comedian George Carlin

 

Buddy Rich - Rich starred in a 1967 summer replacement television series called "Away We Go" along with singer Buddy Greco and comedian George Carlin


1971

In 1971, the couple renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas add something


1972

He said the last time he voted was in 1972, for George McGovern, who ran for President against Richard Nixon add something

 

Carlin was arrested on July 21, 1972, at Milwaukee's Summerfest and charged with violating obscenity laws after performing this routine add something


1975

Carlin hosted the premiere broadcast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live", on October 11, 1975, the only episode in which the host did not appear in sketches add something


1976

Carlin unexpectedly stopped performing regularly in 1976, when his career appeared to be at its height add something


1977

His first two HBO specials aired in 1977 and 1978 add something

 

The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977 add something


1978

These included three heart attacks , an arrhythmia requiring an ablation procedure in 2003, and a significant episode of heart failure in late 2005 add something


1980

Along with wordplay and sex jokes, Carlin had always included politics as part of his material, but by the mid 1980s he had become a strident social critic in both his HBO specials and the book compilations of his material, bashing both conservatives and liberals alike add something

 

From the late 1980s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society add something


1981

In 1981, Carlin returned to the stage, releasing "A Place for My Stuff" and returning to HBO and New York City with the "Carlin at Carnegie" TV special, videotaped at Carnegie Hall and airing during the 1982-83 season add something


1984

He hosted "SNL" for the second time on November 10, 1984, this time appearing in several sketches add something


1987

Carlin's acting career was primed with a major supporting role in the 1987 comedy hit "Outrageous Fortune", starring Bette Midler and Shelley Long; it was his first notable screen role after a handful of previous guest roles on television series add something


1988

His HBO viewers got an especially sharp taste of this in his take on the Ronald Reagan administration during the 1988 special "What Am I Doing in New Jersey-", broadcast live from the Park Theatre in Union City, New Jersey, New Jersey add something


1989

In 1989, he gained popularity with a new generation of teens when he was cast as Rufus, the time-traveling mentor of the titular characters in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", and reprised his role in the film sequel "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey" as well as the first season of the cartoon series add something


1991

Also in 1991, Carlin had a major supporting role in the movie "The Prince of Tides", which starred Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand add something

 

From 1991 to 1995, he narrated the American version of the children's show "Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends", and played "Mr. Conductor" on "Shining Time Station" from 1991 to 1993 add something


1993

Carlin began a weekly Fox sitcom, "The George Carlin Show", in 1993, playing New York City taxicab driver George O'Grady add something


1994

Sam Simon - In January 1994, Simon co-created with comedian George Carlin the sitcom "The George Carlin Show" for Fox. It aired 27 episodes before being canceled in December 1995


1995

Susan Sullivan - Following "Falcon Crest", Sullivan appeared on "The George Carlin Show", co-starred on the short-lived political drama "The Monroes" in the mid-1990s, and played a supporting role in the movie "My Best Friend's Wedding"


1997

Brenda died of liver cancer in 1997, a day before Carlin's 60th birthday add something

 

In 1997, his first hardcover book, "Brain Droppings", was published add something

 

Jon Stewart - In 1997, Stewart was tapped as the host and interviewer for George Carlin's 10th HBO special, 40 years of Comedy


1998

On June 24, 1998, Carlin married Sally Wade, in a private, unregistered ceremony add something


1999

In 1999, Carlin played a supporting role as a satirical Roman Catholic cardinal in filmmaker Kevin Smith's movie "Dogma" add something

 

Kevin Smith - The religious-themed 1999 comedy, which starred a post-"Good Will Hunting" Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, as well as Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, George Carlin, Alan_Rickman, Linda Fiorentino, and Smith regulars Jason Lee and Jason Mewes, raised criticism by the Catholic League


 

In 2001, Carlin was given a Lifetime Achievement award at the 15th Annual American Comedy awards add something


2002

Carlin, George, "George Carlin on Comedy", "Lenny Bruce", Laugh.com, 2002 Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Marx Brothers, Mort Sahl, Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs, Ritz Brothers Monty Python add something


2004

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 add something

 

The last action on this bill was its referral to the House Judiciary Committee on the Constitution on January 15, 2004 add something

 

Lenny Bruce - In 2004, Comedy Central listed Bruce at number three on its list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All-Time, placing above Woody Allen and below George Carlin


2005

For years, Carlin had performed regularly as a headliner in Las Vegas, but in 2005 he was fired from his headlining position at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, after an altercation with his audience add something

 

In early 2005 he entered a drug rehabilitation facility for treatment of addictions to alcohol and Vicodin add something

 

David Jay Brown - Brown's "Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse" was published in 2005, containing interviews with political scientist Noam Chomsky, comedian George Carlin, alternative medicine expert Deepak Chopra and other thinkers and social critics


2006

On February 1, 2006, during his "Life Is Worth Losing" set at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California, Carlin mentioned to the crowd that he had been discharged from the hospital only six weeks previously for heart failure and pneumonia, citing the appearance as his "first show back" add something


2007

In 2007, Carlin provided the voice of the wizard in "Happily N'Ever After", along with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Andy Dick, and Wallace Shawn, his last film add something


2008

Four days before his death, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts had named Carlin its 2008 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honoree add something

 

In 2008 Carlin's daughter Kelly Carlin-McCall announced plans to publish an "oral history", a collection of stories from Carlin's friends and family, but she later indicated that the project had been shelved in favor of completion of her own memoir add something

 

In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor add something


George Carlin died in 2008 add something

 

Carlin's last HBO stand-up special, "It's Bad for Ya", aired live on March 1, 2008, from the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, California add something

 

Richard Pryor - On March 1, 2008, fellow comedian George Carlin performed his final HBO special


2009

The book, chronicling most of Carlin's life and future plans was published in 2009 add something


2011

"The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade", by Carlin's widow, a collection of previously-unpublished writings and artwork by Carlin interwoven with Wade's chronicle of the last ten years of their life together, was published in March 2011 add something


2014

On October 22, 2014, a portion of West 121st Street in Manhattan, New York City, was named "George Carlin Way" add something


2017

In 2017, "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked him second on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time add something


2018

Moneyball screenwriter Stan Chervin announced in October 2018, the biopic of Carlin was in process add something