Not only did I grow up listening to and laughing at the brilliant George Carlin, but I also had the distinct pleasure of opening for him during the entire summer of 1987, when I was just breaking through in comedy.
After our show in New York City he was the first to call and congratulate me on the positive review my HBO special had just received. Can you imagine receiving accolades from the comedy legend, George Carlin? I will never forget that, nor this comic genius who so profoundly influenced me and every comic working today.
The world has lost the Picasso of modern stand-up comedy, George Carlin.