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George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)

George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)

By | October 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm | No comments

It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to...

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George Carlin to be honored by Colin Quinn, Keith Olbermann as George Carlin Way unveiled (Exclusive)

George Carlin to be honored by Colin Quinn, Keith Olbermann as George Carlin Way unveiled (Exclusive)

By | October 7, 2014 at 8:49 am | 4 comments

This past summer, three years after comedian Kevin Bartini launched a fraught-filled campaign to rename a New York City street after the late George Carlin, the city council passed a bill to do just that. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the order that would allow the 400 block of...

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New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)

New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)

By | July 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm | No comments

On the heels of the New York City Council’s decision to rename a city street after the late, legendary George Carlin, Laughspin hears there may be a new George Carlin album released in the coming months—not to mention a totally revamped GeorgeCarlin.com. Details are sparse...

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George Carlin’s daughter Kelly lands deal to write a memoir

George Carlin’s daughter Kelly lands deal to write a memoir

By | November 22, 2013 at 12:03 am | No comments

George Carlin's only child, daughter Kelly Carlin has inked a deal to write a memoir for St. Martin's Press titled A Carlin Home Companion, based on her long-running live show by the same name. Like the show, the book will focus on Kelly's relationship with her late father,...

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After a year of opposition, board approves George Carlin street naming in New York City

After a year of opposition, board approves George Carlin street naming in New York City

By | October 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm | One comment

After more than a year of severe opposition from the Corpus Cristi church, the plan to co-name a portion of Manhattan's W. 121st Street after the late, great George Carlin was approved by a community board this week. New York comedian Kevin Bartini, the man behind the movement...

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Catholic Church fights against George Carlin street naming

Catholic Church fights against George Carlin street naming

By | March 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 6 comments

A storm has been brewing on the Upper West Side of New York City. And it's all George Carlin's fault. Sort of. We've been keeping you updated on comedian Kevin Bartini's charge to rename the 500 block of W. 121st St. after the late legendary comedian. A meeting was held last...

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Kelly Carlin will interview Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, more on new SiriusXM show

Kelly Carlin will interview Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, more on new SiriusXM show

By | February 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm | No comments

If you've ever just heard of the A Carlin Home Companion, images of a cramped-in radio station with the most subversive comedic voices in comedy talking about what's wrong with the world would most likely come up. However, while having those types of comedians that both knew and...

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Watch Louis C.K.’s tribute to George Carlin: “I can be like George”

Watch Louis C.K.’s tribute to George Carlin: “I can be like George”

By | September 6, 2011 at 10:21 am | No comments

In March of last year, I was lucky enough to be sitting in the second row of a George Carlin tribute produced by the New York Public Library. I was surrounded by the likes of Steve Martin, Ben Stiller (and his parents) as well as Richard Pryor's daughter Rain and Lenny Bruce's...

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“A Carlin Home Companion” brings the comedy legend back to life at Just For Laughs

“A Carlin Home Companion” brings the comedy legend back to life at Just For Laughs

By | July 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments

MONTREAL -- Garrison Keillor may not have deigned to perform a monologue of “The Seven Dirty Words” in a surprise guest appearance, but A Carlin Home Companion – forgive me, NPR – didn’t require any public broadcasting credentials to classify as a best of the fest...

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