The Tapes Archive

#001 — George Carlin 1989

Episode Summary

A never before heard interview with George Carlin from 1989. At the time of this interview, in 1989, George Carlin was 52 years old, a 30-year veteran of standup comedy, and in the middle of yet another tour. He also had a role that year in the movie “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” and in the subsequent TV show, “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures.” By this point in his career, Carlin was already considered one of the two or three greatest standup comics of all time. His credits included performing on the very first episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and his “Seven Dirty Words You Can Never Say on Television” routine had been part of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on the use of obscene language.

Episode Notes

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Intro music by the Budos Band