Retired teacher of literature with an interest in religion and in science and in history. I have loved reading for 50 years.
Pessimistic, negative, not funny, vulgar, and not entertaining. Need I say more? I was looking for laughs, for humor....did not find any.
This is probably my own issue but the little I knew of George Carlin was a clean skit about sports. This
The language and foulness
Not after this sadly.
1 funny skit about sports
I wanted something funny and bought this book after browsing through a few of its kind. I did have a few giggles but besides that he may be an interesting, perhaps educated person it became obvious that he has no heart (in these writings). One of his main character is obscenity which is not funny at all. The other one is dark sarcasm. They are used to create more fear, shame and more sick people around the world.
It's unfortunate because there were a few good jokes at the beginning.
I do not intend to insult anyone who may enjoy this kind of humor.
Nope, I apply for a refund for this one.
Better, more up to date material
Not really - just a throw back to a time gone by
Extremely foul content, not funny, time wasted I will never get back.
Less than humorous perspective on mediocre ideas.
None. I'd be asking for my money back, had I paid more than $1.99 for it; which was $1.99 over priced.
Remove it from your catalog; it's not worthy of a public hearing.
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.