In addition to his acting, writing. and recording, Carlin continued to perform about 150 dates a year on the road.
In 2004, he placed second behind Richard Pryor on Comedy Central’s list of “Top 100 Comics of All Time.”
On June 17, 2008, just five days before his death, it was announced that he was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (Source)
George Carlin died on June 22, 2008
In addition to his comedic genius, writings, and presentation, looking back one wonders if he had a crystal ball?
Fortunately for us, he lives on in our hearts.
It’s hard for me to believe he considered what he did was work.
It has been oft repeated, “If a man loves his job, he never has to work a day in his life.”
I leave you with a couple of his riffs below.
Oh yea, we can’t forget his riff on old guys!
What a genius!