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HBO2 Goes All-Carlin for Two Nights

HBO will pay tribute to comedian George Carlin this week by airing nothing but Carlin's comedy specials for two nights on HBO2.

The main HBO channel also will show one Carlin special — his most recent, It's Bad for Ya, which premiered in March — on Friday. In total, the networks will show 11 of his 14 specials, starting with Carlin's first (George Carlin at USC, from 1977) and ending with his last.

Carlin, the legendary foul-mouthed comedian, died on Sunday from heart failure. He's being remembered as an icon and a "counterculture hero," and his TV specials were a big part of his legacy. To see HBO's full schedule, just


8 p.m.: George Carlin at USC (1977)
9:30 p.m.: George Carlin Again! (1978)
11 p.m.: Carlin at Carnegie (1983)
Midnight: Carlin on Campus (1984)
1 a.m. Thursday: Playin' with Your Head (1986)

8 p.m.: What Am I Doing in New Jersey (1988)
9 p.m.: Doin' It Again (1990)
10 p.m.: Jammin' in New York (1992)
11 p.m.: Back in Town (1986)
12:05 a.m. Friday: You Are All Diseased (1999)
1 a.m. Friday: It's Bad for Ya (2008)

9 p.m.: It's Bad for Ya

* All times EDT and PDT

Photo courtesy of HBO

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northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
It's funny, but in the last 3 months or so I've managed to catch several of George's old shows on HBO (at like, 2am) and had a renewal of interest where he was concerned, so I was seriously saddened when I heard of his passing. However, I'm glad HBO is airing his specials this week. I can catch up on what I missed. Thank you for the update!
raieven raieven 8 years
i wish i had cable :(
JessieSP JessieSP 8 years
I think I'll tape these specials. He'll surely be missed.
tiabia tiabia 8 years
Thanks for posting, Buzz!!! I'm going at least check some parts of this out!!!
xrawk_starrx xrawk_starrx 8 years
I'd watch them but I don't get HBO. :-(
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Thanks for the posting, Buzz. Carlin confronted the absurdities in life and made us laugh at them.
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