Day: June 23, 2008

HBO schedule tributes George Carlin

George Carlin was such a big part of HBO with his 14 specials over the years, so it’s no wonder that the cable network giant would reconfigure its schedule to salute the legendary comedian, who died last night at the age of 71. Here are the details… HBO: Re-airing Carlin’s final special, "It’s Bad For Ya," at 9 p.m. Friday, June 27 (it will also be available for the month thereafter at HBO ON DEMAND) HBO2: Re-airing 11 of Carlin’s specials over two nights (June 25-26) Wednesday8 PM       ON LOCATION: GEORGE CARLIN AT USC9:30 PM  GEORGE CARLIN AGAIN!11 PM     CARLIN AT CARNEGIEmidnight CARLIN ON CAMPUS1 AM      GEORGE CARLIN – PLAYIN WITH YOUR HEAD Thursday8 PM            GEORGE CARLIN "WHAT AM I DOING IN NEW JERSEY?"9:00 PM        HBO COMEDY HOUR: GEORGE CARLIN — DOIN’ IT AGAIN10:00 PM      HBO COMEDY HOUR: GEORGE CARLIN: JAMMIN’ IN NEW YORK11:00 PM      HBO COMEDY HOUR: GEORGE CARLIN: BACK IN TOWN12:05 AM      HBO COMEDY HOUR: GEORGE CARLIN: YOU ARE ALL DISEASED1:10 AM       GEORGE CARLIN: IT’S BAD FOR YA HBO Comedy: Will air a George Carlin marathon on June 28. Saturday4 PM   ON LOCATION: GEORGE CARLIN AT USC5:30 PM   GEORGE CARLIN AGAIN!7:00 PM   CARLIN AT CARNEGIE8:00 PM   CARLIN ON CAMPUS9:00 PM   GEORGE CARLIN – PLAYIN WITH YOUR HEAD10:00 PM  GEORGE CARLIN "WHAT AM I...

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George Carlin: RIP, dead at 71

George Carlin died last night of heart failure, 30 years after his first of several heart attacks. He was 71. Carlin’s first HBO special aired in 1977. His last HBO special, "It’s Bad For Ya," his 14th, aired in March. In recent years, Carlin had talked onstage about death and suicide. In an increasingly online world, you can find that Facebook groups pop up within hours for you to mourn together over his death. Carlin, you’d suspect, would mock you for that somehow, going on a computer to share emotions with other humans. Here someone already has gone on YouTube posting clips of Carlin talking about death… Born May 12, 1937, George Carlin grew up at 519 W. 121st St., in New York City. He joined the Air Force, but by 19, he had begun an entertainment career as a radio DJ. With radio partner Jack Burns, Burns and Carlin headed to Hollywood in 1960, quit radio and hit the nightclub circuit. By October of that year, they had made their TV debut on The Tonight Show (with Jack Paar). Carlin married first wife Brenda Wesbrook in 1961 (she preced him in death in 1997) and launched his solo comedy career in 1962. The couple moved back to New York in 1964, where Carlin worked hootenannies in Greenwich Village and had a steady gig at Cafe Au Go Go...

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