• ‘George Carlin's American Dream' profiles a comic for all times

    9 days ago - By Boston Herald

    George Carlin, he of the “seven dirty words” that once got him thrown into a Milwaukee jail, was a comic ahead of his time. Just how far ahead and what drove his comedy is explored in a two-part documentary upcoming on HBO.
    “George Carlin's American Dream,” premiering Friday, chronicles the life and work of the man dubbed “the dean of counterculture comedians,” whose career spanned a half century and included thousands of stand-up engagements, more than 130 appearances on “The Tonight Show,” 20 comedy albums, 14 HBO comedy specials and a half-dozen books.
    It also tracks his rise to fame...
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