Tag Archives: George Carlin

Saturday Matinee: Americathon

“Americathon” (1978) is, like Idiocracy, a dystopian comedy with prophetic predictions such as the fall of the USSR, privatization of public assets, smoking being banned, masses of homeless people living in cars, and the dominance of reality TV, but set … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Jammin’ in New York

“Jammin’ in New York” (1992) was Carlin’s 8th HBO special and was a performance he considered a career-best. The constant stream of jokes and wordplay are kept at a rapid pace throughout the show but the true highlights are his … Continue reading

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George Carlin, Bill Hicks, and Doug Stanhope on Nationalism

Just in time for the  4th of July, here’s a compilation of classic material from three of the funniest American social critics reminding us of what nationalism is all about: Bonus Doug Stanhope clip:

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Immortal Words from George Carlin

Six years ago today George Carlin, one of the great American comedian/social critics, died of heart failure. It’s often assumed that people mellow with age but Carlin’s life and career is proof that the opposite can be true. Throughout much … Continue reading

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Lee Camp’s Redacted Tonight

Activist/comedian Lee Camp, best known for his Moment of Clarity YouTube channel and podcasts (and who follows the fine tradition of stand-up social critics such as George Carlin or Bill Hicks), is host of the new RT program “Redacted Tonight”. … Continue reading

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Why Generation Y Should Be Unhappy

Pseudo-sociological trend pieces are a dime a dozen these days, but a recent one called Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy stands out because it’s apparently been the center of much intergenerational debate on social media. I found it interesting … Continue reading

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The Best of George Carlin: Exposing our government and fall of humanity one joke at a time

The good folks at BrainFeed have helpfully compiled classic segments of George Carlin’s many performances and interviews: Notes by BrainFeed: George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 — June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor, … Continue reading

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