Just watched George Carlin on Jay Leno’s show.
First let me say that I’ve always considered George a great comedian, but his performance tonight might change my opinion of him.
All of his jokes were recycled from his old books and old comedic shows. This is not necessarily a horrible thing I’ve seen some great performers redo old material brilliantly. However his stand-up routine was poorly performed and came across as dry (not in the funny way) unemotional and rehearsed.
His after interview with Jay redeemed him quite a bit as far as general funniness. However this comedic routine has inspired me not to ever pay to see him live.
An overall disappointing tonight show for me, but its good to see he’s healthy and I admit that if he ever wrote another book I would almost definitely buy it.