I was telling Shawn and Tigereye that I seem to be the only person on the internet who isn’t posting a tribute to George Carlin. I get it, he was funny, he was edgy. He was brilliant and most other comics weren’t fit to shine his shoes. I get it. But I’m sorry, this routine bothered me:
(It’s long, but if you go to about minute 1:30 you’ll see what I’m talking about.)
Yes, context is everything, I get that too. But did the audience? It seems like he was giving them permission to say nigger, and they seemed way to happy about it. I never felt comfortable with George Carlin after this. Sorry.
OK, he was great in Car Wash.