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March 3, 2005
Where you've seen him HBO comedy specials: "On Location: U.S.C. " (1977) "On Location: Phoenix" (1978) "Carlin at Carnegie" (1982) "Carlin on Campus" (1984) "Playin' with Your Head" (1986) "What Am I Doin' in New Jersey" (1988) "Doin' It Again" (1990) "Jammin' in New York" (1992) "Back in Town" (1996) "George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy" (1997) "You Are All Diseased" (1999) "Complaints & Grievances" (2001) Feature Films: "Jersey Girl," Bart Trinkle (2004)
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | February 20, 2003
katec@herald-mail.com In Sister Nina's fifth-grade class at Corpus Christi grade school in New York City, 11-year-old George Carlin answered the question on the last page of the "little autobiography" he had to write: "What do you want to be in the future?" "I said I want to be an actor, musician, impersonator, comedian, announcer or disc jockey. " Sister Nina, who Carlin says is now 81 or 82 and "very sharp and fast and alert and notices everything," came to see her former student's show when he was in Wisconsin a few weeks ago. Even in fifth grade, Carlin says he knew he needed to be in front of folks.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | February 20, 2003
The Maryland Theatre said it will be prepared for comedian George Carlin's two shows Friday night, although parking will be difficult, Executive Director Patricia Wolford said Wednesday. "The little things that people don't think about like fire escapes can be a huge hassle" to clean up, Wolford said. She said that while parking spaces were being cleared in front of the theater on Potomac Street, "Parking is probably going to be very difficult," considering many other parking spaces will not be cleared for the 2,600 ticket holders for each show.
NEWS
By McClatchy News | June 23, 2008
They say we mellow as we age. Not George Carlin. Carlin, who died Sunday of a heart attack at age 71, got tougher, nastier, more ruthless, but in many ways more brilliant with the passing years. The odd thing is that he started out as a pretty traditional comic, first as half of the Wright Brothers and later as Al Sleet the Hippy Dippy Weatherman. In a 1995 interview, he explained to me how the '50s marked a turning point for him. "Prior to that, it was all mother-in-law, crabgrass jokes, very superficial, and the Jewish Catskills stuff, all pulling stuff out of the same bag, very superficial and very nervous about sexual jokes," Carlin said.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | December 29, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Stand-up comedian and actor George Carlin has during his lengthy career poked fun at hundreds of taboo topics including religion, sports and drug use. This week, Carlin's decision to enter a rehabilitation facility for his self-admitted addiction to wine and a popular painkiller was no joke. Marlene Butler, a promoter who has booked Carlin's appearances for about 15 years, said she does not know what will become of the comedian's schedule in light of his announcement Monday that he is entering a drug rehabilitation facility.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | February 24, 2003
tammyb@herald-mail.com As far as George Carlin is concerned, comedy has no limits. No language too coarse, no subject - whether it's suicide, Christians, guys named Todd or terminal diseases - too sensitive. Carlin filled two shows at The Maryland Theatre with fans and his trademark profane and irreverent humor Friday night. Fellow comedian Dennis Blair set the tone for the evening with his opening remarks, thanking the audience for showing up despite the weather and the Code Orange terror alert.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | January 30, 1999
George Carlin strolled onto the stage at the Maryland Theatre Saturday night and greeted the crowd with a profane-laden hello. It was the langauge many die-hard Carlin fans were waiting for, and it didn't take long. "Just wanted to make you feel at home," quipped the 61-year-old comedian. Then in classic Carlin style, he began making a mockery of U.S. customs that he says make no sense at all, like airport security and germ-killing hand lotion. Despite all the efforts to find explosives, airport officials "haven't found one bomb in one bag. There are no bombs," said Carlin.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | February 15, 2007
George Carlin's been doing comedy for 50 years so by now people should know what to expect - at least in terms of his cynicism, expletives and explorations of language. Tomorrow night Carlin returns to The Maryland Theatre for two shows with new material. He's not prepping for a 14th HBO show or writing a fourth book. During a recent phone interview, Carlin wouldn't reveal too much about his new show. The show includes "questioning some certain things we say and believe in this country, customs - questioning some of our customs in particular - things that revolve around God and country," Carlin said.
OPINION
September 5, 2013
“All the Maryland and local board of county commissioners and all, all they do is do these studies or have somebody do these studies and cost the taxpayers a lot of money, and nothing comes of it. They've had so many of these studies done on different things. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen. Get the downtown area started, get it cleaned up, or quit, period.” - Hancock “Everyone should read Kathleen Parker's column on the Opinion page, A4, of Tuesday, Aug. 27's paper.
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OPINION
September 5, 2013
“All the Maryland and local board of county commissioners and all, all they do is do these studies or have somebody do these studies and cost the taxpayers a lot of money, and nothing comes of it. They've had so many of these studies done on different things. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen. Get the downtown area started, get it cleaned up, or quit, period.” - Hancock “Everyone should read Kathleen Parker's column on the Opinion page, A4, of Tuesday, Aug. 27's paper.
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NEWS
By McClatchy News | June 23, 2008
They say we mellow as we age. Not George Carlin. Carlin, who died Sunday of a heart attack at age 71, got tougher, nastier, more ruthless, but in many ways more brilliant with the passing years. The odd thing is that he started out as a pretty traditional comic, first as half of the Wright Brothers and later as Al Sleet the Hippy Dippy Weatherman. In a 1995 interview, he explained to me how the '50s marked a turning point for him. "Prior to that, it was all mother-in-law, crabgrass jokes, very superficial, and the Jewish Catskills stuff, all pulling stuff out of the same bag, very superficial and very nervous about sexual jokes," Carlin said.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | February 15, 2007
George Carlin's been doing comedy for 50 years so by now people should know what to expect - at least in terms of his cynicism, expletives and explorations of language. Tomorrow night Carlin returns to The Maryland Theatre for two shows with new material. He's not prepping for a 14th HBO show or writing a fourth book. During a recent phone interview, Carlin wouldn't reveal too much about his new show. The show includes "questioning some certain things we say and believe in this country, customs - questioning some of our customs in particular - things that revolve around God and country," Carlin said.
NEWS
by CHRIS COPLEY | March 3, 2005
chrisc@herald-mail.com George Carlin's words are blunt. He rails against the self-righteous. He derides the complacent. He ridicules the politically correct. "We have no higher principles. We've become a nation selling cheeseburgers and sneakers to each other. It's all acquisition - money, goods and power," he said. "People covet and crave objects. " Carlin is a comedian, not a pastor. With his penchant for profanity, few listeners would find him religious. But, like a pastor, Carlin tells his listeners about people's sins - stupidity, foibles, narrow-mindedness.
NEWS
March 3, 2005
Where you've seen him HBO comedy specials: "On Location: U.S.C. " (1977) "On Location: Phoenix" (1978) "Carlin at Carnegie" (1982) "Carlin on Campus" (1984) "Playin' with Your Head" (1986) "What Am I Doin' in New Jersey" (1988) "Doin' It Again" (1990) "Jammin' in New York" (1992) "Back in Town" (1996) "George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy" (1997) "You Are All Diseased" (1999) "Complaints & Grievances" (2001) Feature Films: "Jersey Girl," Bart Trinkle (2004)
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | January 6, 2005
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - People holding tickets for George Carlin's scheduled Jan. 28 performances at the Maryland Theatre likely will have to wait at least until March to see the brash comedian. Maryland Theatre Executive Director Patricia Wolford said Wednesday she spoke with Carlin's representatives Tuesday in an attempt to find dates that would work for both Carlin and the Hagerstown venue, and the half-dozen dates considered were between March and June.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | February 24, 2003
tammyb@herald-mail.com As far as George Carlin is concerned, comedy has no limits. No language too coarse, no subject - whether it's suicide, Christians, guys named Todd or terminal diseases - too sensitive. Carlin filled two shows at The Maryland Theatre with fans and his trademark profane and irreverent humor Friday night. Fellow comedian Dennis Blair set the tone for the evening with his opening remarks, thanking the audience for showing up despite the weather and the Code Orange terror alert.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | February 20, 2003
katec@herald-mail.com In Sister Nina's fifth-grade class at Corpus Christi grade school in New York City, 11-year-old George Carlin answered the question on the last page of the "little autobiography" he had to write: "What do you want to be in the future?" "I said I want to be an actor, musician, impersonator, comedian, announcer or disc jockey. " Sister Nina, who Carlin says is now 81 or 82 and "very sharp and fast and alert and notices everything," came to see her former student's show when he was in Wisconsin a few weeks ago. Even in fifth grade, Carlin says he knew he needed to be in front of folks.
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