NSFW, but WTF!!!
I just ran across the piece that is actually the ending segment by Louis CK, of this entire tribute. First I was just going to post that short, Louis CK version. Then I realized that is not anywhere near enough tribute to one of the best, go-your-own-way comics ever. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like George, though I’m sure there are a few who don’t. But that’s OK, and that’s what George would say too – something like (me, inspired by the great one) “You can’t fuck all the pleasers all the time, and you can’t please all the fuckers all the time. So just fuck ’em and please yourself!!!”
I really hope this pleases you as much as it pleased me… it is rather long (104 minutes), so you may want to watch it in bits. Or not.
A Tribute to George Carlin hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.
About George Carlin
(all images courtesy google images)
Born in New York City in 1937, George Dennis Patrick Carlin was one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. He appeared on The Tonight Show more than 130 times, starred in an unprecedented 14 HBO Specials, hosted the first Saturday Night Live and penned three New York Times bestselling books. Of the 23 solo albums recorded by Mr. Carlin, 11 were Grammy nominated and he took home the coveted statue five times including a 2001 Grammy win for Best Spoken Comedy Album for his reading of his best seller Brain Droppings. In 2002, Carlin was awarded the “Freedom of Speech Award” by the First Amendment Center in cooperation with the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and he was the named 11th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in June of 2008. George Carlin passed away at age 71 on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.
if you did, in fact, watch the entire video above, you may have noticed that there are a couple clips cut. Well, it turns out, they are not clips of George doing his thing, but someone else talking about George doing his thing. So, I’m going to include the real clips of the real George, doing the real material.