After my conversation with Tony Hendra yesterday on KIRO/Seattle about George Carlin (listen here), I invited him to join me again today on WHAS/Louisville to talk some more about his friend’s autobiography, “Last Words.”
This time, we went over different topics, including how Carlin’s drug use affected his work and marriage, why he was often unhappy with his performances, how he honed his act and developed new material, and why Carlin made so many appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” despite his rebellious counterculture image and attitude.
Together these interviews will give you some insight into one of America’s legendary comedians from a fellow funny man who knew him well. Hendra and I also talked a third time on KTRS/St. Louis and delved into even more Carlin topics.