- Name: George Carlin
- Born: 05/12/1937
- Died: 06/22/2008 (71 years old)
- Occupation: Stand-up comedian, social critic, philosopher, actor, author
- Website: georgecarlin.com
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, philosopher, actor, and author. Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics of all time, he was once dubbed “the dean of counterculture comedians”. He was well known for his dark comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. His “seven dirty words” routine was central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government’s power to censor indecent material on the public airwaves.
Genre: Observational comedy, character comedy, surreal comedy, blue comedy, dark comedy, wordplay, sarcasm, irony, satire
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, U.S.
George Carlin quotes :
Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.George Carlin
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.George Carlin
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.George Carlin
At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.George Carlin
The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.George Carlin
Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?George Carlin
Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.George Carlin