A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George

Sat. March 19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hosted by: The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression


Kelly Carlin will discuss her book (A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George) sharing her experience of having a comic genius as a father. Arguably the most influential stand-up comedian of all time, George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can’t Say On Television” was the focus of a landmark Supreme Court decision on the First Amendment.

Note: Allow extra time to arrive as the Charlottesville Ten Miler runs past this venue early Saturday morning. More details are available at cvilletenmiler.com.

Why should you attend?

“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

“With A Carlin Home Companion, Kelly Carlin proves she can stay cool while standing next to the sun. As a Carlin-phile, I began reading hoping to peek behind the curtains of Earth’s funniest man. I got more than a peek. Carlin opens the flood lights onto her childhood and the dysfunction in her house and in her mind. Her personal growth and awareness of self is inspiring. Kelly’s stories are hilarious and so personal, at times felt like I was reading her diary. For anyone that’s has ever not been sure who they are, this book is for you. There is a landing spot. Let Kelly Carlin be your beacon.” ―Jay Mohr

Carlin, Kelly, A Carlin Home Companion