The world has lost yet another giant, as the legendary comedian George Carlin died yesterday of heart failure in California. He was 71 years old. Take a look at the Associated Press article for a nice look at back at his life and career.
For me, Carlin was at the very top of the list in his profession. I waited for the new HBO specials with anticipation and made sure I read nearly all of his books. Besides being incredibly funny, Carlin was an amazingly astute observer in the world. Behind the sarcasm, wit and the occasionally obvious frustration with the world, you always had a sense that Carlin, despite has attitude, was hoping to make the world a better place.
So we here at the American Public House Review offer our prayers to the family of George Carlin. And to the man himself, who will likely go down as the most influential comedian of his time, we say “thanks for the laughs”. (And here’s hoping Saint Peter has the same sense of humor I have!!!)