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Episode: George Carlin's '7 Dirty Words' infect revealing bio by James Sullivan
Podcast: Mr. Media
Veröffentlicht: vor 7 Jahren, am 13.08.2010 um 03:58
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Beschreibung: By BOB ANDELMAN (email)
George Carlin?s career had a funny arc.
Life Is Worth LosingGeorge Carlin, image via Wikipedia

A high school dropout, he started as a pretty straight-arrow radio disc jockey in the 1950s, developed a stand-up comedy act with fellow DJ Jack Burns?later famous as half of Burns and Schreiber?and got his first taste of national fame as a regular on the Merv Griffin and John Davidson shows, of all things.


But despite his clean-cut good looks, there was always always an anti-establishment mind lurking just below everybody?s class clown. And when the real George Carlin escaped, nobody and nothing was safe.

James Sullivan?s new biography, 7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin, just out last week, celebrates one of the most original comedic minds of our era, a man whose success went past one comedy album or a clever slogan or turn of a phrase.

But nothing Carlin?s razor-sharp mind produced had more lasting impact on society than this.

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Hear it now!JAMES SULLIVAN AUDIO EXCERPT: "Parents did everything that could to keep their kids from hearing these words. George Carlin's routine is not a gratuitous use of the words. What is it that we fear so much? You can hear them every night barely bleeped out on 'The Daily Show.'" 

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You can LISTEN to this interview with JAMES SULLIVAN, author of 7 DIRTY WORDS: THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF GEORGE CARLIN, by clicking the audio player above!  

Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including 'The Profiler' with Pat Brown, 'Built From Scratch' with the founders of The Home Depot, and 'Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.' ? Twitter ? Facebook

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