George Carlin’s 9/10/2001 joke about rooting for natural disasters, and more, on new posthumous release: “I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die”
The estate of the late George Carlin, headed up by his daughter Kelly Carlin, has, as she told friends overnight: "We found some stuff."
Kelly Carlin previously told The Comic's Comic about sifting through her father's massive collection of notes and recordings for stuff that his fans might enjoy in a new light since he died in 2008. This new LP, "I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die," certainly qualifies.
It includes this bit, recorded on Sept. 10, 2001, and now titled "Uncle Dave," in which George Carlin fantasized about turning on the news to hear a breaking bulletin about mass casualties. He was rooting for a natural disaster -- tornado, or even better, an asteroid -- rather than terrorists.
For more, here is the official description accompanying the track on YouTube:
''I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die'' is George Carlin at his bitingly best - recorded over the course of two nights at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 9th and 10th, 2001, this never-before-released material was to be the source for Carlin's twelfth HBO® special. But following the attacks on 9/11, Carlin removed and reworked much of the content into what ultimately became ''Complaints and Grievances.'' Now here for this first time is the performance as it was originally planned, raw and uncensored, and featuring Carlin's characteristic acerbic wit and insight. Also included is a home recording from 1957 which finds a young George Carlin, in the words of Lewis Black, ''already speaking with an authority that would become his trademark,'' as well as interviews with long-time manager Jerry Hamza and Rocco Urbisci, director of 10 of Carlin's HBO® specials. Showcasing a comic legend at work over the course of almost 50 years, ''I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die'' proves once again that George Carlin will forever be the king of cutting edge comedy.
1. Boston Rant 1957
2. Rats and Squealers
4. The Fecal Differential
5. Tired of Songs
6. The First Enema
7. Uncle Dave
8. Jerry Hamza Interview
9. Rocco Urbisci Interview
10. I Kinda Like it When a Lotta People Die, 6-23-2001
For even more, SiriusXM will debut the full album Sept. 1 on its Comedy Greats channel as well as its Carlin's Corner channel -- a documentary about Carlin also will air that day.
George Carlin's new posthumous album will be available Sept. 16, 2016. Pre-Order now on Amazon.