Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tragedy For Comedy

This past Sunday (22 June, 2008) the world of comedy lost one of it's true geniuses to a heart attack.

George Carlin
Best known for his offbeat very politically incorrect cerebral humor, and clever use of words. One of his best known routines was "The 7 words you can't say on television" those words still can't be said on regular broadcast television but they run wild on cable television. Although mostly known for his stand-up and frequent HBO specials, he appeared in several movies including: Dogma, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure along with it's sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. He also had his own short-live sitcom "The George Carlin Show" and was the very first guest host on NBC's Saturday Night Live back in 1975.

His comedy covered every area of life, from the personal observations to the things in peoples everyday life (the little world) to politics, religion, world events (the big world). He also wrote 3 books were were big sellers; Brain Droppings, Napalm and Silly Putty and When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops? Funny Stuff. (OK I've only read Brain Droppings, but I want to get and read the other two sometime.)