Carlin to headline 13th annual Aspen Fest

Jan. 9, 2007 at 5:31 PM
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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.

The 69-year-old comedian, who has garnered a reputation for his outspoken take on religion, is the most notable name in the entertainment lineup for the festival from the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and HBO, a USCAF news release said.

Joining Carlin at the festival, which runs Feb. 28 to March 4, will be comedians Steven Wright and Katt Williams, along with special screenings of "Entourage: Behind the Scenes" and "The Winner."

Officials from both HBO and USCAF offered their approval of the festival's lineup and credited it with maintaining the event's standards of original entertainment.

"In the spirit of continuing the USCAF's great tradition of discovery, the line-up at our 13th festival represents the changing media landscape and comedy's place in it," USCAF exec Bob Crestani said. "From Don Rickles and online sketch groups to silent classics and the best in independent film, this year's programming represents those who have defined, and are redefining, the art of comedy."

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