Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin; 1937-2008

Back in the early 80's I went to the Carlton Supper Club for a treat. We had no tickets but were going to roll the dice with Rush seating. It paid off. A couple of spots just a half dozen or so seats from the spoked tables off the stage. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. I finally got to see this comedic genius live, and boy was he on.

It was the same stage show we would watch later on "Carlin at Carnegie", I had thought about seeing him again, to reminisce and remember, but now it is too late, George is gone:
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Comedian-actor George Carlin, known for his raunchy but insightful humor, died of heart failure Sunday in Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 71.

Carlin performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT, The Associated Press reported.
Carlin was a self professed cynic and his take on life was somewhat unique:
"When you're born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front-row seat."
Good Bye, George!

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