Kelly Carlin, Author of A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George

Kelly Carlin is the author of A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George, an autobiography and one-woman show that talks about growing up with her famous father, comedian George Carlin. She’s also host of the podcast Waking from the American Dream and a speaker at the upcoming Reason Rally.

We spoke with Kelly about what her father was like off the stage, how being the daughter of a world famous comedian can be a mixed blessing, and how she created her own identity.

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We talked about the Tribute to George Carlin at the New York Public Library in which comedian Louis CK gave a heartfelt speech, in part directed at Kelly. You can watch that here.

Kelly also referenced a bit called “Abortion is Green” by comedian Doug Stanhope.

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