A Carlin Home Companion:
Growing up with George
Advanced praise for A Carlin Home Companion: Growing up with George
There are a lot of nights I still wish I could sit next to George and talk; this is the next best thing. Wonderful read. - Jon Stewart
Drop all your expectations when you open this book. It is written in the DNA of a Carlin, honest, biting, savage, funny, sad, dark, and profound. Kelly Carlin takes us on a journey from growing up in the shadow of one America's greatest comic icons into the light that it led her into. Hold on; like George Carlin, this book gives you a hell of a ride. - Lewis Black
A Carlin Home Companion is one hell of a ride. With her unique perspective, Kelly Carlin shines a light on George Carlin, and gives great insight into a man who was a hero to many, but a father to one. - Bill Maher
A Carlin Home Companion
will be at the
Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
"A Carlin Home Companion"
wows the critics
“It’s a wonderful work of art.”
- On Stage LA
Evidently, editing and exquisite stage presence are hereditary virtues. - Brian Fishbach
“A Carlin Home Companion is entertaining and emotionally revealing, funny and uplifting. Kelly Carlin has definitely found her voice.” - Culture Spot LA
“Kelly Carlin is a natural on stage….This show should not be missed.” - NOHOArtsDistrict.com
“[Kelly] was the apple of her parents’ eyes, and lucky for us, she didn’t fall very far from the family tree.” - MyBurbank.com
“Kelly Carlin gives audiences a gift: an entertaining night of George Carlin’s comedy wrapped in an uplifting story of self-discovery.” - Culture Spot LA
“Kelly Carlin's candor makes her a genuinely honest performer to be reckoned with...” - Broadway World
“Not to take anything away from George, but it’s easy to conclude that Kelly could have any sir-name and she would still be worthy of our dollars and time.” - Jewish Journal
Friedrich Nietzsche tells us, “We have art so that we may not perish by the truth,” and Kelly Carlin’s production, A Carlin Home Companion, echoes this sharp dictum in a performance that isn’t to be missed. The 90-minute one woman show, features skillful storytelling by the only child of the comedic-legend, George Carlin. Gone from the world since 2008, his life is reflected through poignant, bewitching narration by a soul whose mannerisms could never mask her own DNA. What appears effortless is the precision of the spirited calmness of her delivery – fueled by a truth she has wrestled with, and won....
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Kelly performing A Carlin Home Companion at SXSW
March 12, 2012
A Carlin Home Companion is off to SXSW!
February 20, 2012
Comedy Showcases have long been a fixture of the SXSW Music Festival. In 2011 they became a popular feature of the Film and Interactive Festival evening lineups as well. Now in 2012, comedy programming makes its appearance in SXSW's daytime offerings with daily events on the Next Stage in the SXSW Trade Show, and SXSW Interactive Festival sessions in the Convergence Theme at the Austin Convention Center.
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Kelly Is In The New York Times!
February 9, 2012, 10:09 AM
Seven Words You Can Say on Radio: Carlin’s Daughter Gets a Comedy Interview Show
By DAVE ITZKOFF
Kelly Carlin is the daughter of the comedian George Carlin. At a time when it seems that everyone and his brother has a show or podcast about comedians, Sirius XM believes it has found a new wrinkle on the format: a program hosted by Kelly Carlin, the daughter of the famous stand-up George Carlin.
On Thursday the satellite radio broadcaster is expected to announce that it will carry “The Kelly Carlin Show,” a new monthly program on which Ms. Carlin will speak with comedy personalities about their work and their lives. The first installment, scheduled for Sunday, will feature an interview with Robin Williams and will be heard on Sirius XM’s Raw Dog Comedy channel as well as a new channel, Carlin’s Corner, that will focus on George Carlin’s performances and material.
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Kelly Reading "The Liminal" at Holidazed Show - December - 2011