Carlin Tribute Tonight

(Above source: National Comedy Center)

To mark what would have been comedian George Carlin’s 83rd birthday, the National Comedy Center will stream a star-studded free tribute event, Laughing Matters: Carlin’s Legacy, at 8 pm ET tonight, May 12.

George Carlin, National Comedy Center

Among the comedians, comedy writers, producers and friends scheduled to appear are Norman Lear, Judd Apatow, Lewis Black, Tim Allen, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Penn Jillette, George Lopez, Steven Wright and Carlin’s daughter Kelly.

The National Comedy Center, located in Jamestown, NY, is home to the George Carlin Archives, consisting of 25,000 artifacts from the comedian’s career donated by Kelly Carlin.

Here, she discusses the “stuff” her father saved:

And here is George Carlin himself on “Stuff,” from HBO’s Comic Relief fundraiser in 1986:

To stream Laughing Matters: Carlin’s Legacy at 8 pm ET tonight, go to ComedyCenter.org/Carlin or the National Comedy Center’s Facebook page.

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