Last updated on: 7/29/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

George Carlin Biography

Title:
Comedian
Position:
Con to the question "Should Churches (Including Mosques, Synagogues, etc.) Remain Tax-Exempt?"
Reasoning:

“You know what they ought to do with churches? Tax them. If holy people are so interested in politics, government, and public policy, let them pay the price of admission like everybody else. The Catholic Church alone could wipe out the national debt if all you did was tax their real estate.”

Napalm & Silly Putty, 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Comedian
  • Recipient, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 2008
  • Actor, The George Carlin Show, 1994-1995
  • Recipient, Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1987
  • Disc jockey, WEZE radio station (Boston), 1959
  • Disc jockey, KJOE radio station, 1956
  • Member, United States Air Force, 1954-1957
Education:
  • None found
Contact Info:
Phone
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Email
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Website
georgecarlin.com
Other:
  • Born May 12, 1937
  • Died June 22, 2008
  • Carlin made HBO specials in 1977, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Appeared on The Tonight Show more than 120 times
  • Was the first ever host of Saturday Night Live when the show premiered on Oct. 11, 1975
  • Appeared in several movies such as Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures and Dogma
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Churches (Including Mosques, Synagogues, etc.) Remain Tax-Exempt?