George Carlin gets autotuned; what do you think?

By | March 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm | 4 comments | Audio/Video, News | Tags: , ,

The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years.

Autotuning speeches, interviews, and generally anything not already a song has become a fairly standard practice online. Just search on YouTube for “autotune” and you’ll find way too many videos that amp up old, decidedly non-musical content.

With all the autotuned Obama speeches and newscasts, though, it’s hard to find stand-up comedy given the T-Pain treatment.

But check out this video that surfaced a few days ago: it’s George Carlin’s “Modern Man” routine remixed, edited and autotuned by DJ Steve Porter and DJ Eli Wilkie.

What do you think? Is this an acceptable homage to one of stand-up comedy’s legends?

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  • AMB

    I did not care for it.

  • Juls

    this is GREAT!

  • Tom Bickle

    Acceptable? Absolutely! I love this.

  • Dan Schlissel

    Love it!

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