George Carlin

George Carlin

George Dennis Carlin (Nueva York, 12 de mayo de 1937 – Santa Monica, 22 de junio de 2008) fue un cómico de Stand-up Comedy, actor y figura de la contracultura, conocido sobre todo por su monólogo Siete Palabras que no se pueden decir en televisión, grabado en su disco de 1972 Class Clown.
Fue nominado en el segundo puesto en la lista de la red de cable Comedy Central entre los 10 comediantes stand-up más importantes, por delante de Lenny Bruce y por detrás de Richard Pryor. Fue invitado varias veces al The Tonight Show durante la era de Johnny Carson y fue también la primera persona en ser anfitrión del popular show de la TV estadounidense Saturday Night Live.
Tras haber grabado veinticinco discos, catorce especiales de la HBO, publicado cinco libros, haber participado en varias películas y protagonizado su propia serie de televisión, Carlin murió el 22 de junio de 2008 a causa de un infarto de miocardio.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1937-05-12
  • Falleció: 2008-06-22
  • Lugar de nacimiento: New York City, New York, U.S.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin 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 narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death. In 2004, Carlin placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor.  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 2008, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Carlin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

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