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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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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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
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 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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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