The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2007.
By United Press International

Carlin to headline 13th annual Aspen Fest

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- When the 13th annual Aspen Fest begins in Colorado next month, controversial comedian George Carlin will headline its traditional cutting-edge lineup.

Carlin sees never-ending joke supply

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Comedian George Carlin is off and running on a new U.S. tour that includes more than an hour of all-new material culled from today's headlines.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2006 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2005 with 233 to follow.
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Bill Clinton wins Grammy for 'My Life'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton won a Grammy Award Sunday for the audio version of his memoir, "My Life."

HBO plans standup comedy documentary

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- HBO will film a documentary about the history of standup comedy, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

Climate: A peek at the next IPCC report

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the potential human impact on global climate change. This week: A preview of the next Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change report, which eagerly anticipated but not due until 2007.

George Carlin books himself into rehab

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Comedian and author George Carlin is voluntarily checking into a substance abuse rehab program to shake off alcohol and painkillers, E! Online said Tuesday.

Bottom Line: Winning no matter who loses

HANOVER, N.H., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Last week, "Bottom Line" focused on the opportunity to short U.S. stocks ahead of a possible regime crisis. A week later, the market is up, but the prospects of

Stars gathered for Dangerfield memorial

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup including Jay Leno, Jim Carrey and Tim Allen, held a private weekend memorial for the late Rodney Dangerfield, a publicist said Wednesday.

Feature: Comics line up for Vegas festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As comedians from around the country get ready for the third annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, organizers say the new-talent portion of the program has opened d
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Kevin Sorbo gets ABC sitcom deal

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Sorbo, best known as TV's "Hercules," has signed a deal with ABC to develop his own sitcom, the New York Post reported Friday.

Feature: Bill Maher returns to HBO

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Just in time for the 2004 presidential campaign season, "Real Time with Bill Maher" returns to HBO's schedule, delivering what has become one of the most popular commodities in contemporary entertainment: amusing, smart talk about substantive issues.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: The 'N' word gets its own show

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- The "N" word, long banished from polite conversation, remains a subject of fascination in American culture, and a new Trio cable network documentary takes a fra
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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George Carlin
SLP2001050804 - 08 MAY 2001 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Comedian George Carlin waves from the back of a limosine as he leaves a book signing in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, May 8, 2001. Carlin is on a 12 city, 12 day tour for his new book, "Napalm and Silly Putty." rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.

Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death.

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