Friday, October 21, 2011

George Carlin Albums on Youtube

In 2008, during my senior year of high-school I skipped out on seeing George Carlin in Northampton Massachusetts even though I had listened to ever one of his albums. Tickets were forty dollars each, and I couldn't find anyone to go with. Two months later he died. I still haven't forgiven myself.

Why I am posting about him now (and have before) on this site is that Carlin often covered the theme of language, and it's role in society, and thought thought. In his Inside The Actors Studio episode, when asked "what turns you on"? He responded "Reading about language".

It seems someone has recently uploaded a wealth of George Carlin albums to YouTube including interviews, and audio books. What made Carlin such a great comedian, and ranked him with others such as Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks, and Richard Pryor, is that he was a social critic.

There have also been some interviews uploaded that I have never seen before, here is one of them:


  1. Only two entertainers I honestly regret never seeing live: George Carlin and Bill Hicks. George was just one of the greats. Someone that honestly could never be replaced.

    Dr Nakamatas should have invented a way to at least keep his head alive in a jar.

  2. I discovered carlin just few months ago, long time without laughing so hard, and now I'm reading he's dead....:/

  3. My god, this man is as close to a hero as I've ever had.

  4. Oooo.... I'd be kicking myself over that too...