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