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'A Carlin Home Companion:' Kelly Carlin expounds on her famous dad, George




Comedian Kelly Carlin delivers remarks at the George Carlin Way Unveiling Ceremony on October 22, 2014 in New York City.
Comedian Kelly Carlin delivers remarks at the George Carlin Way Unveiling Ceremony on October 22, 2014 in New York City.
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In her solo show, Kelly Carlin reveals what life was like as the daughter of icon and iconoclast, comedian George Carlin. It's been seven years since Mr. Carlin passed at age 71. The man never stopped working and performing for legions of fans and, in fact, for the entirety of Kelly's life, her father was a striving, reinventing, and transcending force of American culture. In the 1960s, Mr. Carlin focused on whimsical, Seinfeld-like humor but by the 1970s transformed into a wry social commentator with critiques of American politics, foreign policy, pop culture, science and medicine. At home, life was more comi-tragic. In her February show at Burbank's Falcon Theatre, Kelly speaks candidly about her father's and mother's respective cocaine abuse and alcoholism, and about living a type of counterculture existence in the Pacific Palisades.  What was it like being raised by a man so cutting and cutting edge?

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Kelly Carlin, Performer of “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing up with George” at Burbank’s Falcon Theatre - Runs February 6th – March 1st; Previews Start January 28th; Falcon Theatre