In his own words: George Carlin’s life story

You may feel compelled today to sit down and watch some TV marathon, or maybe even resolve to improve your life. Here's a better idea. Remember the late, great George Carlin by sitting down and watching this three-hour interview the comedian gave to the Archive of American Television. In a calm, soothing voice that shows what initially made him perfect for radio, Carlin recounts his own life and career for us. I met interviewer Jenni Matz four years ago when she helped launch the American Comedy Archives at Emerson College, and am glad to see she got Carlin to share his life with us one last time. Enjoy this five-minute excerpt, in which Carlin gives sage advice for any young stand-up, and also offers up a way to remember him. "Too hip for the room." Below are links to the complete interview.

Click here to watch Part 1.
Click here to watch Parts 2 and 3.
Click here to watch Part 4.
Click here to watch Part 5.
Click here to watch Part 6.
Click here to watch Part 7.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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