George Carlin, 1957 - 1970.
August 17, 2008 5:17 AM Subscribe
George Carlins early career is often overlooked, though
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every veteran comedian worth his salt will tell you that it takes years, sometimes a decade or longer, until you have amassed enough stage time to fully develop your character, act, and jokes.
Comedian and award winning podcaster Jimmy Pardo
says that no one will come out of the other side of that initial period of self discovery the same. It takes years to find your rapport with the audience and the niche for your views. George Carlin was no exception
to this rule. Before he was the t-shirt and jeans wearing cynical everyman opening your eyes to his world, he was another square in a suit, and had he never moved past that stage the world would likely have forgotten like so many before them
. (Act II, specifically)