Last WordsBook - 2009
Born in New York City in 1937, George Dennis Patrick Carlin was one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. He appeared on ?The Tonight Show? more than 130 times, starred in an unprecedented 14 HBO Specials, hosted the first ?Saturday Night Live? and penned three New York Times bestselling books. Of the 23 solo albums recorded by Mr. Carlin, 11 were Grammy nominated and he took home the coveted statue five times including a 2001 Grammy win for Best Spoken Comedy Album for his reading of his best seller Brain Droppings. In 2002, Carlin was awarded the ?Freedom of Speech Award? by the First Amendment Center in cooperation with the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and he was the named 11th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in June of 2008. George Carlin passed away at age 71 on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Free Press, 2009.
Characteristics: xviii, 297 p. :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm.