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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic and author.
Regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics of all time, he was dubbed “the dean of
He was known for his
dark comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion and taboo subjects.
seven dirty words” routine was central to the 1978 United States Supreme Court case , in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government’s power to F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation censor indecent material on the public airwaves.
The first of Carlin’s 14 stand-up comedy specials for
HBO was filmed in 1977. From the late 1980s, his routines focused on sociocultural criticism of American society.
He often commented on American political issues and satirized
American culture. He was a frequent performer and guest host on during the three-decade The Tonight Show Johnny Carson era and hosted the first episode of in 1975. His final comedy special, Saturday Night Live , was filmed less than four months before his death from cardiac failure. It’s Bad for Ya
In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2004, he placed second on Comedy Central‘s list of top 10 American comedians.
magazine ranked him second (behind Rolling Stone Richard Pryor) on its list of the 50 best stand-up comedians of all time.
His film roles included a taxi driver in
, Frank Madras in Car Wash , Rufus in Outrageous Fortune and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure , Eddie Detreville in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey , Cardinal Ignatius Glick in The Prince of Tides , Architect in Dogma , and Bart Trinké in Scary Movie 3 . He did voice-over roles as Zugor in Jersey Girl , Fillmore in Tarzan II and narrated the first four seasons in the American dub of the British children’s television show Cars . Thomas & Friends
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