We like George Carlin!

We already talked on this blog how much we liked Louis C.K who is fairly unknown in France. The other day, Manu was watching a video of him talking about his mentor, George Carlin. His humor is very dark, political, cynical, harsh, but let’s face it: it’s also really funny.

George Carlin

George Carlin talked about anything, without taboo: abortion, religion, death penalty, racism, family, death, the evolution of English… The topics are pretty serious, and Carlin sounded like a “moralist”, trying to make a point and not only joking around. His way of using the positions of his opponents and showing how absurd they can be makes his sketches really funny, and most of the time, really not politically correct.  Misanthrope, cynical and not really kind to the human beings, Carlin seemed to still believe that he could educate people using his jokes. Well, we laugh, but it’s also sad and depressing.

Here is a selection of some of his shows.

Did you know about George Carlin? Who are you favorite American comedians?

Manu, photographer and tech guy of the blog. Also doing research in neurosciences during the weekdays.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Mar 5 2013

    Tania ♥

    Non, là c’est pas lui, Georges le carlin, c’est mon chien !!! http://7pourlequebec.blogspot.ca/2012/08/happy-birthday-georges-in-new-york.html

    • Reply Mar 5 2013

      Mathilde

      Est-ce qu’il est drôle au moins ton chien ?

  • Reply Jan 22 2016

    Axel

    Carlin et Louis CK, le combo ultime en effet 🙌

  • Reply Feb 16 2018

    Gabriel

    Bill Hicks est également à découvrir dans cette veine d’humour ultra-décapant. Mort très jeune (à l’âge de 32 ans en 1994 – ce qui a contribué à faire de lui une sorte de prophète pour certains de ses fans), il a eu une carrière courte mais très influente, à tel point que même George Carlin qui était déjà un vétéran au début des années 1990 s’est en partie inspiré de son style et de ses thèmes pour amorcer sa propre transition d’un humour provocant mais encore “bon enfant” vers une approche nettement plus corrosive et percutante (l’évolution est nette si on compare les spectacles “What am I doing in New Jersey?” de 1988, “Doin’ it again” de 1990, et “Jammin’ in New York” de 1992).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJAx64ulht8
    (Séquence sous-titrée par mes soins)

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