George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937-- June 22, 2008) was an American funnyman, star, writer, and also social critic recognized for his black comedy and also reflections on national politics, the English language, psychology, religious beliefs, and different frowned on subjects. He as well as his "seven dirty words" funny routine were main to the 1978 UNITED STATE Supreme Court situation F.C.C. v. Pacifica Structure, in which a 5-- 4 decision affirmed the government's power to manage indecent material on the general public airwaves. He is commonly considered as one of the most vital and significant comics of all time; one paper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians". 
The initial of Carlin's 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. From the late 1980s, Carlin's regimens focused on sociocultural criticism of American culture. He typically discussed modern political concerns in the USA and spoofed the excesses of American culture. He was a frequent entertainer as well as visitor host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson period, and also held the initial episode of Saturday Evening Live in 1975.
Carlin's final HBO special, It misbehaves for Ya, was recorded less than 4 months prior to his fatality from heart attack. In 2008, he was posthumously granted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him second (behind Richard Pryor) on its list of the 50 finest comics of all time.  In 2004, he put second on the Funny Central checklist of "Top 10 Comics people Audiences".