At age 70, George Carlin hasnt lost his momentum or his anger. The comedian/actor/author, who got his start in the 60s with appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, is still throwing funny punches at society, government, entertainment and everything in between. In his latest HBO special, Its Bad for Ya, Carlin went after todays parents, who he says are creating a false sense of the world for their children by trading their role as disciplinarians for the role of diaper sniffers. No child today ever gets to hear those all-important, character-building words: Ya lost, Bobby, he says.
Carlins style is as comical as it is controversial (a formula usually used by the best in the biz) as he goes on to attack Christians, by calling them liars; policemen, by calling them liars; and our legal rights, by calling them lies. Hear him explain these beliefs and more at 8 p.m. Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas. For tickets and information, call 713-260-1600 or visit www.livenation.com. $37.50 to $52.50.
Fri., April 11, 8 p.m., 2008