Kelly Carlin, daughter of late comedian George Carlin, is bewildered that Donald Trump’s rightists and rightists have been trying to claim her as his father.
“Before he passed away in 2008, and Hillary was running, my dad said, ‘You know, it’s going to be fine. Hillary [Clinton] going in there and she’s going to get some people a job. ‘ I mean, of course he leans in that direction. My father was a lifelong New Yorker and lifelong New Yorkers hate Donald Trump,” she says with a laugh in this award-winning episode of the show. New anomaly audio file. “It just always shocks me when these Trumpers want to claim him.”
Kelly joined the show with comedian and director Judd Apatow to talk to hosts Andy Levy and Molly Jong-Fast about her father and about Apatow’s upcoming HBO documentary about George Carlin. , which Apatow says at first “terrified him”.
“I listened to his albums when I was a kid, and I feel like he broke things down in a particular way and saw the world as such a critical thinker that it installed software in his mind. your mind about how to write jokes and how to think and see things. And I really didn’t want to spoil a documentary about his life,” Apatow said.
Andy saw the documentary and assured him he didn’t.
“It just feels honest. It just feels like this is George Carlin,” he said.
“I always thought what he was trying to tell people was that financial interests wanted the country to fight. That’s how they steal all the money,” adds Apatow. “And I also think he thinks the system is rigged, dark money controlling who gets elected. All of the issues that stand out today, whether it’s abortion, gay rights or transgender rights, are Republicans trying to get people to work so they can stay in power. . When Elon Musk says “I’m a Republican”, he doesn’t worry about people getting abortions, he doesn’t have anti-gay rights, he only cares about his money.
“We called [his comedy] dark or angry, but he clearly saw where the ship was going,” Kelly said of her father’s political commentary. That’s where she believes he won’t join the Republican side.
“The right side wants to say that they are in the minority now, but [George Carlin] will roll our eyes, because we know where all the wealth and power is. That was the core, the deepest core, the deepest core of my father’s moral center from the first day of his life,” Kelly added.