George Carlin Long Beach Sports Arena Facts and Information
George Carlin was arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and charged with violating obscenity laws. He was the first-ever host of NBC's Saturday Night Live, appearing on October 11, 1975. George Carlin also hosted SNL on November 10, 1984.
In the 1970s, George Carlin became known for random performances. George Carlin would walk off if no one laughed, verbally insult the spectators, or just not appear.
George Carlin unexpectedly stopped performing in 1976 when his occupation appeared to be at its height. For the next five years, he would rarely turn out to be visible and performed no stand-up. It would later be revealed that George Carlin had suffered a heart attack.
In the 1980s George Carlin changed. By 1989 Carlin became popular with teens when he was cast as a adviser, Rufus in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
George Carlin began a weekly sitcom, The George Carlin Show, cast as "George" a cab driver, for the Fox Network in 1993. He quickly built-in a variation of the "Seven Words" in the plot.
In 1997, Brenda Carlin died of liver cancer. George Carlin did not work for a year following the death of his wife.
In 1999, George Carlin returned with a look in Kevin Smith's film Dogma (movie). George Carlin worked with Smith again with a cameo look in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and a bigger role in Jersey Girl.
In 2004, George Carlin was voted #2 of the "Greatest Standup Comedians of All Time" by Comedy Central after Richard Pryor.
In December 2004, Carlin announced that he would be voluntarily entering a drug rehabilitation facility to receive healing for his dependency on alcohol and painkillers.
Carlin performs regularly as a headliner in Las Vegas.