Say something about yourself!
I would recommend anything by George Carlin.
Not really a character...but enjoyed the parts on the proper pronunciation and/or use of words. It has always been a pet peeve of mine, how people slaughter the English language.
It is always worth the time to listen to George Carlin.
Just a word to the wise. I do know that that "Brain Droppings" is an abridged version of the book. There are sections from the actual book that are omitted. I have never read "Napalm and Silly Putty" so I am not sure if that is also abridged.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
I love George Carlin and I listened, watched and followed practically every appearance he made before. So, I didn't like this book!
The book is just an un-coherent collection of lots of his performance using even the same phrases he used on stage so nothing new here.
Maybe I've gotten to old, but I used to love George Carlin when I was young. I know how he is but this is too much f this and f that and it seems like he's saying stuff just for some type of shock value, or like when a bunch of teenage boys get together. I don't think I've even chuckled twice.
I would recommend, but not for stand-up comedy fans
The book includes George Carlins stand-up comedy acts read out loud. As a huge fan I had already heard everything in this book and it offered no new material
It just wasn't that funny. That really surprised me. Of course, there were some bits that were very funny but those were the exceptions. It was mostly just pedantic and ... nothing. The funny meter barely twitched most of the time. The frequent(!) piano interludes will drive you apeshit.
"What's So Funny?..." by Tim Conway
Carlin's delivery is great, of course. The enthusiasm and vigor that you would expect is all there.
There are some funny lines here and there.
Do not Follow Me. Learn to lead.
Georgeorgeorge orgeorge if you know Carlin you know the joke.
It was an education in what almost works.
Stop reading and do the show.
yes! Avoid my cousin.
George has some great stuff he uses in his shows. I mean rolling on the floor FUNNY. This is 7 hours of the other stuff. It's like going on a road trip with that cousin that was funny at the wedding reception last year, but now you're stuck in the car with him for SEVEN F'N HOURS.
Absolutely hilariously funny!
All of them. I was hospitalized and couldn't sleep after surgery. I felt I needed a pick me up so I listened to this book. It was just the right medicine!
I like hearing him perform his material. His delivery is impeccable. So sorry he is gone.
Even if you have heard this bit before........there is something to be said about having them at your listening disposal. This is the book to download when you are having a bad day.
Why waste your time and money listening to such a conceded fowl mouth.
A better point of view on life would help
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This is basically a written, then read, form of Carlin's classic stand up routines.