It’s No Bullshit!


imagesAlthough George Carlin is renowned for his standup comedy, a career more prolific than that of any other modern practitioner of the form, he had some fascinating detours along the way. He was Mr. Conductor in the old Shining Time Station shows, he had a few seasons of a sitcom, the George Carlin Show, on Fox, and he briefly dabbled in absurdist animation. Before the taping of one of his numerous HBO Specials, Carlin played a short animated video that riffed on Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not. In the short, he takes you on a tour of the wild, the crazy, the fantastical, the unbelievable, and the downright absurd world of things that aren’t bullshit. It was shown on the front end of the original broadcast of the special, and became a cult classic of Carlin fandom.

Jonathan Nathan is a writer and a comedian who lives in Kansas. He is smugly superior. More from this author →