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George Carlin-A great comedian who did his homework.

Updated on November 8, 2011

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The Videos posted in this hub contain foul language and may not be suitable for viewing by people who find such offensive.This material is also not suitable for work environments or those with children in the vicinity.

George Carlin-The late stand up comedian

The late cutting edge stand up comedian. George Carlin was a thinker who translated serious matters into humour.
The late cutting edge stand up comedian. George Carlin was a thinker who translated serious matters into humour. | Source

One funny old man-George Carlin

George Carlin was born in1937. He began his comedy carrier in radio. From the begining he always exhibited acts with underlying deep thoughts. The man was a thinker who knew how to deliver serious issues in a hilarious light. His language however,limited his audience as he was fond of the swear words.

A brief history of George Carlin

There is a lot of material on George carlin all over the internet so I will keep it brief and post links for your convenience.

Who was George Carlin ?

A social commentator and stand up comedian born in 1937. He passed away at the age of 71.

A full biography can be viewed here

What makes his comedy unique?

George Carlin researched his material well and gave very good arguments to back up his opinions. He managed to dissect through the mechanism of society and give a good skeletal structure of its basic functions. Politics and social ills were his chief subjects while his personal life and experiences also played a major role in his comedy.

In the video below, he takes a look at religion and why he chose to worship the sun and ...Joe Pesci.

George Carlin on Religion

Relevance of content.

Which ever way one chooses to look at the work of George Carlin,one thing stands out. This is the relevance of his subject matter today.Some of the material is more than a decade old but still resonates strongly today.

We all have our own opinion when it comes to other people. In his personal look at relationships and interacting with society, he points at some aspects we all find annoying. The video below is on the subject of people. Please note, there is strong use of foul language in the following video.It is not suitable material for the working environment or around children.

George Carlin - People Are F*****g Boring

Should you go out of your way to buy George Carlin Videos?

In my opinion, George Carlin is definitely worth space on your shelf as he is not only funny but intelligent. He will stimulate you into taking a new look into the everyday goings on. Your opinion on George Carlin will be much appreciated in the comments box.

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    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      6 years ago from Oakland, California

      @sunshine625... Lucky u to have seen him live! Thanks for passing by and sharing.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      George was one funny man!!! I was at one of his shows back in the 80's, he had us laughing from start to finish. I'm just glad we didn't have seats in the front row, those fans got the brunt of the jokes! LOL Superb hub!

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      6 years ago from Oakland, California

      @PaulGoodman. I can see how that can happen.Some of his stuff is a bit edgy. I love him though-even when he makes me cringe.Thanks for passing by

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      Paul Goodman 

      6 years ago from Florida USA

      Many of my friends love George Carlin. He is a very intelligent guy. He makes very insightful observations. My only trouble is that he doesn't make me laugh! :-)

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @Cogerson. He was a funny guy who told a common story in a very funny way.

      @WD Curry. True ,the guy is still that funny today!

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      WD Curry 111 

      7 years ago from Space Coast

      I remember when George Carlin was a funny young man and we had never heard anything like it before. We laughed so hard we dropped the joint and burned the couch.

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      UltimateMovieRankings 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      Awesome hub on one of my favorite comedians. Carlin's work was always a different look at life....and all his stories were easy to identify with...my favorite bits of his were "other drivers" and of course "7 dirty little words". Thanks for attaching the two audios of some of Carlin's last works. Voted up and awesome.

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @cooldad.I agree,Bill Hicks is up there with the best.Thanks for passing by.

      @Lady_E. Yes he was an interesting man.Very clever!

      @Flora. I find most of his material very insightful.He was extremely perceptive.

      @justom.Made it to Oakland! I guess I am still a bit too green to join the craziness,I just can't get away from it,first it was London now its followed me here.

      @Dexter. Thanks for the comments.Really appreciate your passing by here.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Great hub, Alladream! George Carlin was not only a great comedian but he had an exceptional way of stating truth through humor. This is a great tribute to him!

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      justom 

      7 years ago from 41042

      Why is it that we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? One of my all time favorites Victor, language and all. I don't think it was so much about the cussing as it was about truth (why some folks were turned off by him). He said things just like they were and I actually let Justin hear him when he was old enough to understand the comedy. He and Richard Pryor are probably my 2 all time favorites, I could just look at them and bust out laughing. Good hub man! I see you made it to Oakland, were you in on any of the craziness?

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      7 years ago

      Despite the fact that he swore all the time, I have never missed a comedy special. My favourite skit of his is talking about how we age (i.e. a 30 year old is like a carton of milk that has gone bad...)

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      Elena 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      What can I say...? an "interesting" man.

      Cheers. :)

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      cooldad 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Carlin was brilliant and I miss him. Great hub. While Bill Hicks will probably always be my favorite comedian, Carlin is a close second.

      Thanks for posting this.

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