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George Carlin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 .


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Born:
May 12, 1937 In New York City, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
36
First Appeared:
In the movie With Six You Get Eggroll 1968-08-07
Latest Project:
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013-12-06
Known For
Filmography
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Himself 2013-12-06
Movie The Reality of Me Himself 2012-11-01
Movie 2012 Crossing Over A New Beginning himself 2012-11-15
Movie The 100 Greatest Stand Ups 2010 2010-04-10
Movie Heavy Metal Mater 2010-10-08
Movie Unidentified Flying Mater Fillmore (archive voice) 2009-11-20
Movie History of the Joke Himself 2008-02-28
Movie Thomas & Friends - Mud Glorious Mud Narrator 2008-05-06
Movie Cars Toon Mater's Tall Tales Filmore / Additional Voices 2008-11-01
Movie Tokyo Mater Filmore (voice) 2008-12-12
Movie Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007-04-10
Movie Cars Fillmore (voice) 2006-06-08
Movie Happily N'Ever After Der Zauberer (voice) 2006-09-14
Movie The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Movie Tarzan II Zugor (voice) 2005-06-13
Movie Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Himself (archive footage) 2004-07-14
Movie Jersey Girl Bart Trinke 2004-03-25
Movie Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party Himself 2004-11-17
Movie Scary Movie 3 The Architect 2003-10-24
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of James Narrator 2002-03-05
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie Thomas and Friends: Best of Percy Narrator 2001-07-24
Movie Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time Himself 1998-08-08
Movie George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy Himself 1997-02-27
Series The George Carlin Show George O'Grady 1994-01-16
Movie But... Seriously Himself (archive footage) 1994-03-25
Movie The Prince of Tides Eddie Detreville 1991-12-25
Movie Working Tra$h Ralph 1990-11-26
Series Shining Time Station Mr. Conductor 1989-01-29
Movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Rufus 1989-02-17
Movie Outrageous Fortune Frank Madras 1987-01-30
Movie George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head Himself / Mike Holder 1986-05-02
Movie Americathon Narrator 1979-08-10
Movie George Carlin - On Location at USC Himself 1977-01-01
Movie Car Wash The Taxi Driver 1976-10-22
Movie With Six You Get Eggroll Herbie Fleck 1968-08-07
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