No, it’s not exactly music news (although Carlin made enough albums that I don’t feel as though I’m going too far off base with this post).
George Carlin was, quite simply, one of the funniest people to ever grace the stage. And unlike other great stand ups who completely sullied their comedic genius by appearing in shitty movies (hello, Eddie Murphy), Carlin kept being funny almost up until literally the day he passed away.
Yeah, I’m posting the 7 Dirty Words skit like everyone else probably will, but damn if it isn’t the single funniest comedy sketch I’ve ever seen. Carlin has now officially joined Richard Pryor (his only rival for funniest man in history in my opinion…I need to investigate Lenny Bruce) upstairs. Heaven just got a whole lot funnier.
Warning…objectionable language ahead…