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George Carlin's Daughter: 'Dad Would Have Loved Street Honour'


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Funnyman George Carlin's daughter is adamant the street renamed in his honour on Wednesday (22Oct14) would have "meant so much to him".

The Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure star has been commemorated in his native New York City with his own road in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the neighbourhood where he grew up.

George Carlin Way was unveiled on Wednesday in a ceremony attended by his daughter, Kelly, and a number of comedians including Colin Quinn, Robert Klein, Judah Friedlander and Gilbert Gottfried.

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George Carlin Lands Street Honour In New York


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Late U.S. comedian George Carlin has landed his own street honour in New York.

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation on Wednesday (09Jul14) allowing a block in the comic's native Morningside Heights neighbourhood to be renamed George Carlin Way.

Previous efforts to have another street in the area named after Carlin in 2008 fell through after officials at the nearby Corpus Christi Church objected to the honour because of his public disdain for organised religion.

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Friends Of The Late Comedian George Carlin Gathered To Honor Him At The John F Kennedy Center's Annual Mark Twain Awards.

Kelly Carlin's, George Carlin and John F Kennedy - Kelly Carlin's and Patrick Carlin Hall of Nations Kennedy Center Washington DC, USA - Friends of the late comedian George Carlin gathered to honor him at the John F Kennedy Center's annual Mark Twain Awards. Monday 10th November 2008

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The Comedy Store On Sunset Blvd Pays Tribute To The Great Comedian George Carlin After The Announcement Of His Death

George Carlin Monday 23rd June 2008 The Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd pays tribute to the great comedian George Carlin after the announcement of his death Los Angeles, California

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Picture - * CARLIN DIES AT 71 Los Angeles, California, Monday 26th May 2008

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The Aristocrats Review


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In the dark weeks following 9/11, Comedy Central's management surprisingly decided not to cancel its taping of The Friar's Club Roast of Hugh Hefner. During the recording of the event, hundreds of comedians and urban luminaries found themselves shocked out of their post-terrorism pall by none other than Gilbert Gottfried, who delivered what the New York Times' Frank Rich, an attendee of the taping, called "the greatest dirty joke ever told."

Tracing its origins to vaudeville, this "comic's joke" is tantamount to a secret handshake among comedians and their friends. Although versions vary widely, it basically goes like this: A man seeking show biz representation walks into a talent agent's office and describes his family's act, which consists of various illegal and unspeakable activities including incest, bestiality, necrophilia, and an explosion of bodily fluids. After the man finishes, the appalled agent asks what this horrible act is called, to which the man responds, "The Aristocrats!"

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Scary Movie 3 Review


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There are lots of ways to churn out sequels, particularly comedies. You can speed along like a runaway train to capitalize on a surprise hit -- Miramax rushed Scary Movie 2 into theaters one year after the original's release -- or you can reset and go for broke. The latter approach seems to be the Scary Movie 3 motive, with new writers and veteran parody director David Zucker (Airplane!, The Naked Gun) joining the fray. For its efforts, Miramax gets a perfectly average movie, with fresh moments, lame retreads, and more opportunity for big box office.

Scary Movie 3 sticks with the program: mind-bogglingly dumb characters hustle their way through spoofs of the industry's most popular recent films. It's no mistake that the roasted movies -- in this case: Signs, The Ring, and 8 Mile -- all pull in huge money and attract a young audience.

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Jersey Girl Review


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Kevin Smith grows up. The writer/director from Red Bank, N.J., temporarily retires his trademark Silent Bob shtick for Jersey Girl, which sticks to a cute but overused plotline, occasionally branching out to include a few (but not enough) sarcastic observations addressing parenthood.

Though it wasn't pre-planned, Smith's film also puts the final nail in the "Bennifer" coffin then begins the resurrection process on Ben Affleck's floundering, Gigli-ravaged career. For the first time in a long while Affleck carries a decent picture, making a stronger connection to Smith's casual dialogue than he does with any of his co-stars.

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Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back Review


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It's time to say "goodbye," according to Kevin Smith, to his token recurring characters -- the C3PO and R2-D2 of the local Quick Stop -- Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith). Since their inception as two stoner losers hanging out in front of the local Quick Stop "smokin' blunts and kickin' asses" in Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob have received ever expanding roles in Smith's later features -- Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma. But when these two guys showed up in a cameo in Scream 3, that was the moment when they "jumped the shark" (aka lost their unique appeal and devolved into would-be Happy Meal figurines). I wouldn't be surprised if two 10-foot tall character replicants greeted all guests at Miramax's HQ.

If you looking for a plot in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, don't bother. Smith uses the safe convention of repetition by including certain key locations of his first three films and all of their main characters -- minus Dogma. By doing this, Smith creates a familiar universe for Jay and Silent Bob to venture through and trick the audience into remembering their old favorites and ignore the throwaway script.

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Carlin Recalls Cocaine Interview With Carradine


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US comic George Carlin once interviewed actor David Carradine on late night TV while high on cocaine.

The JERSEY GIRL star was hosting pal Johnny Carson's top-rated The Tonight Show when the KUNG FU actor was a guest - and he admits he was as high as a kite.

Carlin, who is now drug-free, says, "I believe he was tripping on acid. My memory of it is this: I would ask him a question and he would answer the next question.

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Carlin Comes Clean About Sobering Rehab Experience


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Comedian George Carlin felt "unworthy" during his recent stint in rehab, because his booze and drugs problems were nothing compared to the addictions of those in counselling with him.

The JERSEY GIRL star checked into rehab at Christmas (04) in a bid to check his addiction to alcohol and prescription pills, and he admits it really was a sobering experience.

He explains, "Some of the guys in there were taking 50 Vikes (Vicodin) a day and burning down their houses and backing into police vans and s**t. I felt almost unworthy.

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Dogma Review


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Thanks to all the is-it-or-isn't-it-blasphemy controversy surrounding "Dogma," writer-director Kevin Smith has added a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer to the opening of this renegade ribbing of the Catholic church that is so amusing ("...God has a sense of humor, just look at the platypus") it will have audiences in stitches even before the first line of dialogue.

Whether or not you'll think the movie stays this funny will depend on how sensitive you are about your position on the religious yardstick, your threshold for soapbox pontification and what it takes to gross you out.

Smith, the maverick Generation X satirist responsible for ragtag underground hits "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy," makes no bones about testing the limits of irreverence and good taste in this ironically snappy and smart-mouthed theological deliberation.

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Affleck's Surprise For Movie Dad Carlin


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BEN AFFLECK surprised his new movie dad George Carlin by bursting in on a taped interview with the comedian to thank him for playing his father.

Affleck was rehearsing for his stint on American TV show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE in New York last week (ends12MAR04) when he heard Carlin was taping an interview with late night chat show host Carson Daly on an adjoining set.

So, unannounced, Affleck wandered on in the middle of the interview to embrace his Jersey Girl co-star, cooing about his performance in the new movie.

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Scary Movie 3 Movie Review

Scary Movie 3 Movie Review

There are lots of ways to churn out sequels, particularly comedies. You can speed along...

Dogma Movie Review

Dogma Movie Review

That's it. Kevin Smith is going to Hell. Big Hell, with a capital...

Jersey Girl Movie Review

Jersey Girl Movie Review

Kevin Smith grows up. The writer/director from Red Bank, N.J., temporarily retires his trademark Silent...

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Movie Review

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Movie Review

It's time to say "goodbye," according to Kevin Smith, to his token recurring characters --...

Jersey Girl Movie Review

Jersey Girl Movie Review

Drowning in every workaholic- single- father- gets- his- priorities- straight cliché you could possibly imagine...

Scary Movie 3 Movie Review

Scary Movie 3 Movie Review

The "Scary Movie" horror spoofs must be some kind of mutant, alien movie franchise. There's...

Dogma Movie Review

Dogma Movie Review

Thanks to all the is-it-or-isn't-it-blasphemy controversy surrounding "Dogma," writer-director Kevin Smith has added a tongue-in-cheek...

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