Virginia Festival of the Book 2016: A Carlin Home Companion Growing Up With George

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.

Carlin spoke at the Charlottesville City Council Chambers on March 19, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. The program was moderated by Josh Wheeler, Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the book and Charlottesville TV10 for providing this audio.