HERE IS THE TRAILER!!
George Carlin’s American Dream, a new 2-part documentary from me & Michael Bonfiglio premieres May 20 on @HBOMax. @HBO, @HBODOCS, @RISEFILMS #GeorgeCarlinHBO pic.twitter.com/UnWuM1SBbi
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 2, 2022
If you are a stand up comedy historian you know there are a few GOATS of comedy. Richard Pryor. Eddie Murphy and George Carlin. Eddie hit the scene after George and Richard but changed the game.
Richard and George walked so comedians like John Stewart, Patton Oswald, Bill Burr & Jerry Seinfeld could run.
George was transcendant. He was unique among stand-ups of his era in remaining a top-drawing comedian for more than 40 years. His influence can be seen everywhere from the political rants to the observational comedy of Jerry Seinfeld. He showed that nothing — not the most sensitive social issues or the most trivial annoyances of everyday life — was off-limits for smart comedy.
He helped bring stand-up comedy to the very center of culture and it has never left.
This documentary brings together comedians from all across the planet to pay homage to the King. May 20th needs to hurry up and get here.
While you wait here are some of Georges best moments.