George Carlin
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George Carlin


: 12 May 1937


: New York City, New York, U.S.A.


: Taurus


: 22 June 2008


: 71 years

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  • George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic and author
  • Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects
Real name: George Denis Patrick Carlin


How tall was George Carlin? 175 cm / 5 ft 9 in
Weight 68 kg / 150 lbs
Born: 12 May 1937
When did George Carlin die? / Died 22 June 2008
How many years did George Carlin live? / Lived 71 years
Where was George Carlin born? New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Where did George Carlin die? / Deathplace Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.
Nicknames: Georgie Porgie, Curious George
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Hair color: Grey
Eyes color: Blue

 Who was George Carlin? / Facts   

  • Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 US Supreme Court case FCC v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves
  • He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians: One newspaper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians"
  • In 2004, Carlin was placed second on the Comedy Central list of "Top 10 Comedians of US Audiences" compiled for an April 2004 special
  • The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977
  • From the late 1980s, Carlin's routines focused on sociocultural criticism of American society
  • He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture
  • 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
  • His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed fewer than four months before his death
  • In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

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