George Carlin was one of the greatest stand-up comedians who ever lived. He was a bit of a career chameleon, re-inventing himself as he saw fit and managing to make his career last for close to 50 years. Filmmakers Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio have been working on a documentary about Carlin’s life and legacy for HBO, and the trailer has finally arrived.
… The documentary will follow Carlin from childhood to his death in 2008, and then beyond that to his extending legacy. Carlin headlined 14 HBO Comedy specials, appeared on The Tonight Show more than 130 times, and had roles in a number of great films ranging from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure to Kevin Smith’s Dogma.
… The documentary — George Carlin’s American Dream — features loads of interviews, personal and professional video clips, comedy, and more. You can catch George Carlin’s American Dream in two parts on HBO on May 20 and 21, or catch both parts streaming on HBO Max starting May 20.
CAUTION: the movie trailer below contains some adult language