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Burgeoning comedy legend Louis CK speaks about George Carlin and the momentous inspiration the late comedic icon had on his career. Taken from a tribute to George Carlin at the New York Public Library hosted by Whoopi Goldberg in March 2010, Louis CK becomes emotional describing the specific events and methods of building new material that gave his comedy new direction and fueled his success.

http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/tribute-george-carlin-hosted-whoopi-goldberg

Hat tip: Reformed Broker

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2011/09/06/louis-ck-on-george-carlin/

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3 Responses to “Louis CK honors George Carlin”

  1. Through the Looking Glass says:

    George Carlin lays it out better than anyone “Its a big club and you aint in it”

    They call this “the American Dream because you have to be sleeping to believe it” and its true. Most people have no idea what the oligarchy has pulled off while they were waving a flag and eating hot dogs on the 4th July and in wonderment over the sales at the mall while sending soldiers into imaginary war zones to protect the mineral rights.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeLLR3LWtv4&feature=related

  2. theexpertisin says:

    Took my son to see Carlin in Vegas shortly before his death.

    He didn’t miss a line in two solid hours, and was amazingly funny.

    You may not always agree with his viewpoint, but this artist will always remain one of the greats of American humor.

    His talent is not to be replicated by mere mortals.

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