George Carlin’s ‘7 Dirty Words’ infect revealing bio by James Sullivan

Today’s Guest: James Sullivan, author, 7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin

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Seven Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan. Order your copy today by clicking on the book cover above!

George Carlin’s career had a funny arc.

A high school dropout, he started as a pretty straight-arrow radio disc jockey in the 1950s, developed a stand-up comedy act with fellow DJ Jack Burns—later famous as half of Burns and Schreiber—and got his first taste of national fame as a regular on the Merv Griffin and John Davidson shows, of all things.

JAMES SULLIVAN AUDIO EXCERPT: “Parents did everything that could to keep their kids from hearing these words. George Carlin’s routine is not a gratuitous use of the words. What is it that we fear so much? You can hear them every night barely bleeped out on ‘The Daily Show.'”

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But despite his clean-cut good looks, there was always always an anti-establishment mind lurking just below everybody’s class clown. And when the real George Carlin escaped, nobody and nothing was safe.

James Sullivan’s new biography, 7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin, just out last week, celebrates one of the most original comedic minds of our era, a man whose success went past one comedy album or a clever slogan or turn of a phrase.

But nothing Carlin’s razor-sharp mind produced had more lasting impact on society than this.

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