A New Biopic Based On George Carlin’s Life Is In The Works
A new movie is being made about the life of George Carlin, written by screenwriter Stan Chervin (Moneyball). While it doesn’t have a distributor yet, producers are incredibly optimistic.
“We are honored to tell the story of one of the most important and influential comedians of all time, and to do so alongside those who knew him best,” Gail Berman and Joe Earley said. “In addition to shaping comedy and culture for decades, and entertaining generations of audiences, Carlin’s battle to protect free speech continues to impact our daily lives and is as relevant as ever.”
George’s comedy inspired many of the comedians we know today, especially when his observations turned political. And many times it worked against him.
He was arrested for disturbing the peace after performing a bit at a 1972 comedy festival in Milwaukee called “Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV,” which ended up forcing the Supreme Court to base regulatory power on policing speech on the radio.
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