Archive for the ‘Standup’ Category

First of all, Carlin would understand — on “Death and Dying” from On the Road, a late ’70s album, he mocks the way people forget all the bad stuff when someone dies.
Second of all, George Carlin’s 1972 Class Clown is one of the very few standup albums I’ve ever played over and over — Woody Allen’s Standup Comic, Richard Pryor’s That Nigger’s Crazy, Lenny Bruce’s Live at the Curran Theater, Bill Cosby’s Why Is There Air? and I’ve no doubt missed something as I haven’t pursued that phonographic genre like the music I love (note that they’re all 60s and early ’70s). It’s possible that Chris Rock has one (does he even make albums?), but probably not Margaret Cho, whose best moments have been visual (her evocation of the first time she ate pussy, say).