George Carlin's career - 2000-2008

On 24th of April 2000 was released "Braindroppings" as book-on-tape and CD. The year 2000 was a busy year for comedian George Carlin, mostly because, during this year he wrote his second book, that was to be published in April 2001, he prepared the twelfth comedy HBO special show, to be broadcast November 2001 and did 150 stand up comedy concert shows.

On July 18, 2000 Columbia Tri-Star released on DVD, the first two HBO specials of George Carlin stand up comedy concerts of 1990's: "Doin' It Again" (1990) and "Jammin' in New York" (1992).

The same year, but 2 two months later, in September 2000, Atlantic Records released George Carlin's first three 1970's comedy albums from last year's boxed-set as individual CD's: "FM & AM", "Class Clown" and "Occupation: Foole".

Next month, on October 10, 2000 Atlantic Records released last three 1970's comedy albums from last year's boxed-set as individual CD's: "Toledo Window Box", "An Evening With Wally Londo" and "On the Road".

Third Grammy Award

In February 2001, George Carlin won his third Grammy for "Braindroppings" book on tape/CD.

On March 20, 2001 were released by Atlantic records two 198O's George Carlin comedy albums on CD: A Place for My Stuff (1981) and "Playin' With Your Head" (1986).On March 26, 2001 was the official launch of Laugh.com, the Internets premiere comedy site, with George Carlin as founding co-partner.

The same month proved George Carlin's interest in Internet zone because he Re-designed and re-launched GeorgeCarlin.com.On April 22, 2001 George Carlin was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual American Comedy Awards on Comedy Central.

On April 24, 2001 was published by Hyperion, George Carlin's second book, "Napalm & Silly Putty".Continuing "Braindroppings", "Napalm & Silly Putty" includes HBO monologues and also new observations on sports, airplanes, God, language, death, advertising, pets, driving, food, abortion, suicide, news, businessmen and other topics.

One month later, in May 2001 George Carlin released the audio Volume One of "Napalm & Silly Putty" as a book-on-tape and CD.

Napalm & Silly Putty

On May 2001 started the promotion campaign for "Napalm & Silly Putty": fifteen-city tour of media and book signings and national television appearances including: "Dennis Miller", "Jay Leno", "Conan O'Brien", "Regis", "Politically Incorrect", "The Today Show", "The Late Late Show" with "Craig Kilborn", "The View" and "Imus in the Morning".

On August 24, 2001 MPI released first four HBO special of George Carlin stand up comedy shows on DVD and VHS videotape (1977, 1978, 1982, 1984): "On Location: George Carlin at USC" (1977), "George Carlin Again (at Phoenix)" (1978), "Carlin At Carnegie" (1982), and "Carlin on Campus" (1984).The collection includes funny George Carlin routines like "Hello-Goodbye", "Earrings" "Hitler", "We Like War", "It's Not a Sport" and two later, alternate versions of the best-known routines from George Carlin Baseball vs Football and "A Place for My Stuff".

On July 2001 BRAVO CANADA started to broadcast all eleven HBO specials of George Carlin stand up comedy shows, on Saturday nights in prime time in Canada. There were also included two video compilation: "George's Best Stuff" and "George's Personal Favorites".

On 17th of November 2001 the twelth HBO special of George Carlin stand up comedy show, "Complaints & Grievances" was broadcasted live from Beacon Theater, New York. "Complaints & Grievances" includes controversial of George Carlin routines "9/11 Solutions", "Traffic Accidents", "Things That Come Off Of Your Body", "People Who Oughtta Be Killed", "Why We Don't Need Ten Commandments", The stand up comedy show was released on CD/tape album on December 11, 2002.

In 2002, George Carlin won his fourth Grammy on 27th of February for "Napalm & Silly Putty" book on tape/CD. In the summer of 2002 George Carlin does his largest acting role by playing Ben Affleck's father in Kevin Smith's new film for Miramax, "Jersey Girl".

Last HBO Special

George Carlin had a new HBO Special stand up comedy show on November 5, 2005 entitled "Life is Worth Losing", which was aired live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. George Carlin video Life is Worth Losing includes bits on topic like suicide, natural disasters cannibalism, genocide, human sacrifice.

On June 9 ,2006 was the opening for Disney/Pixar animated feature Cars, for which George Carlin provided the voice of Fillmore.On March 1, 2008 George Carlin's last HBO stand up comedy show / concert special, "It's Bad for Ya!", was aired live on the Wells Fargo Center For The Arts in Santa Rosa, CA.

George Carlin video It's Bad for Ya! includes many famous George Carlin quotes from routines like: "American Bullshit", "Rights", "Death", "Old Age", and "Child Rearing".

On June 18, 2008, four days before George Carlin's death, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC announced that George Carlin would be the 2008 honoree of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which was awarded on November 10, 2008. George Carlin thus became the award's first posthumous recipient.

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