It takes a lot to shock me these days. With everything that goes on in the world, and how quickly we hear about it, I am rarely surprised by anything. Unfortunately, I was shocked yesterday morning when I went to CNN.com and saw that George Carlin had died. It still seems weird.
I first saw George Carlin on “The Tonight Show” in the early 80’s. He was doing his bit about “a place for my stuff.” I had never seen anyone so manic and funny at the same time. Like most people, I immediately became a fan. The main thing I liked about George Carlin was his authenticity. He was never phoney and he was never “cute.” I’m sure gonna miss that.
Here is a clip of George Carlin on “The Tonight Show” in 1972. Nobody could interview like Johnny Carson.