A Tribute to George Carlin
Monday, November 10, 2008, 8 p.m.
The Kennedy Center will posthumously award the eleventh annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to the late George Carlin, one of America’s foremost humorists. A star-studded lineup will recognize the life and achievements of the late comedian. Carlin passed away on June 22, 2008.
Mr. Carlin was a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author, whose career spanned more than 50 years. He released 22 solo albums and 3 New York Times best-selling books, which have sold more than 2 million copies. The five-time Emmy-nominated actor starred in an unprecedented 14 HBO Specials and appeared in a wide variety of television and movie roles. He was the first-ever host of Saturday Night Live, and appeared on The Tonight Show more than 130 times.
The program will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C. as George Carlin: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for airing on PBS stations nationwide at a later date (check local listings).
Jon Stewart, Bill Maher and Margaret Cho among an all-star lineup of entertainers who will honor the George Carlin. Alos doing some honoring will beGarry Shandling, Lily Tomlin, Denis Leary, Joan Rivers, Lewis Black and Richard Belzer.
The prize is being awarded posthumously for the first time in its 11-year history.
It’s sold out, but if anyone has a ticket hit me up.