George Carlin

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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic.wikipedia
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Seven dirty words

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He and his "seven dirty words" comedy routine were 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 regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. In this period Carlin perfected his well-known routine, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television", recorded on Class Clown.
The seven dirty words are seven English-language words that American comedian George Carlin first listed in 1972 in his monologue "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television".

Saturday Night Live

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He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975.
The show was originally conceived with three rotating permanent hosts: Lily Tomlin, Richard Pryor, and George Carlin.

It's Bad for Ya

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Carlin's final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death from cardiac arrest.
It's Bad for Ya is the 19th album, and 14th and final HBO stand-up comedy special by stand-up comedian George Carlin.

The George Carlin Show

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He named his character on The George Carlin Show O'Grady as an act of homage to her.
It was created jointly by Sam Simon and the show's namesake, comedian George Carlin.

Censorship in the United States

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He and his "seven dirty words" comedy routine were 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 regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.
The Supreme Court in 1978 in FCC v. Pacifica Foundation upheld the commission's determination that George Carlin's classic "seven dirty words" monologue, with its deliberate, repetitive and creative use of vulgarities, was indecent.

Lenny Bruce

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Carlin was present at Lenny Bruce's arrest for obscenity.
In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third (behind disciples Richard Pryor and George Carlin) on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.

Cardinal Hayes High School

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He went to The Bronx for high school but, after three semesters, Carlin was expelled from Cardinal Hayes High School at age 15.

Johnny Carson

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He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975.
The Tonight Show returned to using rotating guest hosts, including comic George Carlin.

Jack Burns

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In 1959, Carlin met Jack Burns, a fellow DJ at radio station KXOL in Fort Worth, Texas.
During the 1960s, he was part of two stand-up comedy partnerships, first with George Carlin and later Avery Schreiber.

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In 1959, Carlin met Jack Burns, a fellow DJ at radio station KXOL in Fort Worth, Texas.
Station personalities during the late 1950s included comedians George Carlin and Jack Burns.

Class Clown

In this period Carlin perfected his well-known routine, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television", recorded on Class Clown.
Class Clown is the fourth album released by American comedian George Carlin.

FM & AM

Kay and Wilson signed Carlin away from RCA Records, and recorded a Carlin performance at Washington, D.C.'s The Cellar Door in May 1971—this was released as FM & AM in January 1972.
FM & AM is the third album by American comedian George Carlin.

The Bitter End

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Wald put Carlin into much smaller clubs such as The Troubadour in West Hollywood and The Bitter End in New York City.
Also in 1992, the venue's landlord tried to evict the bar, with the venue saved by benefit performances by Peter, Paul, and Mary, Kris Kristofferson, George Carlin and others.

Little David Records

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In 1970, record producer Monte Kay formed the Little David Records subsidiary of Atlantic Records, with comedian Flip Wilson as co-owner.
The label was sold to comedian George Carlin, who folded the catalog into Eardrum Records in the 1980s.

Take-Offs and Put-Ons

Variations on these routines appear on Carlin's 1967 debut album, Take-Offs and Put-Ons, which was recorded live in 1966 at The Roostertail in Detroit, Michigan and issued by RCA Victor in 1967.
Take-Offs and Put-Ons is the second album and first solo album by American comedian George Carlin.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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In 1989, he gained popularity with a new generation of teens when he was cast as Rufus, the time-traveling mentor of the title characters in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and reprised his role in the film sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey as well as the first season of the cartoon series.
It stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and George Carlin.

Occupation: Foole

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In 1973, a man complained to the Federal Communications Commission after listening with his son to a similar routine, "Filthy Words", from Occupation: Foole, broadcast one afternoon over WBAI, a Pacifica Foundation FM radio station in New York City.
Occupation: Foole is the fifth album released by American comedian George Carlin.

HBO

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The first of Carlin's 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977.
The first of twelve concert specials televised by the network featuring George Carlin aired on HBO in 1977 as part of On Location, featuring Carlin's first televised performance of his classic routine, "The Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television".

Carlin at Carnegie

He eventually expanded the dirty-words theme with a seemingly interminable end to a performance (ending with his voice fading out in one HBO version, and accompanying the credits in the Carlin at Carnegie special for the 1982–83 season) and a set of 49 web pages organized by subject and embracing his "Incomplete List of Impolite Words". In 1981, Carlin returned to the stage, releasing A Place for My Stuff and returning to HBO and New York City with the Carlin at Carnegie TV special, videotaped at Carnegie Hall and airing during the 1982–83 season.
Carlin at Carnegie is George Carlin's third special to be seen on HBO, recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1982, released in 1983.

Richard Pryor

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In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him second (behind Richard Pryor) on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.
Contributors included George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Whoopi Goldberg, Ice-T, Paul Mooney, Joan Rivers, and Lily Tomlin.

Spofford, New Hampshire

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He spent many summers at Camp Notre Dame on Spofford Lake in Spofford, New Hampshire, and regularly won the camp's drama award.

The Cellar Door

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Kay and Wilson signed Carlin away from RCA Records, and recorded a Carlin performance at Washington, D.C.'s The Cellar Door in May 1971—this was released as FM & AM in January 1972.

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

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In 1989, he gained popularity with a new generation of teens when he was cast as Rufus, the time-traveling mentor of the title characters in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and reprised his role in the film sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey as well as the first season of the cartoon series.
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin reprise their roles.

A Place for My Stuff

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In 1981, Carlin returned to the stage, releasing A Place for My Stuff and returning to HBO and New York City with the Carlin at Carnegie TV special, videotaped at Carnegie Hall and airing during the 1982–83 season.
A Place for My Stuff is American comedian George Carlin's ninth album.

Summerfest

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On July 21, 1972, Carlin was arrested after performing this routine at Milwaukee's Summerfest and charged with violating obscenity laws.
George Carlin (opening for Arlo Guthrie) performed his "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" routine at the 1972 event (and was subsequently arrested for violating obscenity laws).