What was it like growing up with America's most iconic comedian? Author, podcaster and all-around smart lady, Kelly Carlin dishes with me on what it was like to have George Carlin as her Dad.
Would your father support him? "Oh, God no. No, no, no, no, no."
Having just concluded her "Boys of Summers" series of guest on The JV Club, host Janet Varney returns to what she does best, interviewing the women of show biz. For her episode 170, Varney brings us Kelly Carlin, daughter of comedy god George Carlin
From Texas to Alabama to Congressmen saying that women can't get pregnant when raped because their bodies have a way of shutting that down, men, usually white conservative men with ties to patriarchal religious institutions are working their balls off trying to control women; specifically a woman access to birth control and abortion.
Kelly Carlin, in this clip from the full Acronym TV episode "The Catholic War On Women," decides to come out of the abortion closet:
In the United Sates, one out of every three women has had an abortion. If you are a women living in Texas and a growing number of states, access to this basic, simple and safe procedure has been severely restricted.
"It depends, because the whole thing about The Green Room is the combination of talent. It's not enough to just have a handful of great comics. What I need, and what excites me about it, is putting a handful of comics together who are particularly interesting."
Click over the the Times to read the full Q&A, including some interesting insight into how different George and Richard were
Remember that great ShamWow infomercial? The guy in the headset, the bare studio, the font, the devil-may-care attitude? It
Most of my life I have felt embattled between my strategic mind, with its plans, ideas and "maps," and the messiness of life, with its surprises, confusions and organic unfolding.