George Carlin's American Dream

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  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 8.3  (2,058)

George Carlin's American Dream, directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, chronicles the life and work of the legendary comedian. Carlin's career spanned half a century during which he headlined 14 HBO comedy specials and appeared on The Tonight Show over 130 times, constantly evolving with the times and staying sharply resonant up until his death in 2008 and beyond. The documentary examines a cultural chameleon who is remembered as one of the most influential stand-up comics of all time. The two-part documentary tracks Carlin?s rise to fame and opens an intimate window into Carlin's personal life, including his childhood in New York City, his long struggle with drugs that took its toll on his health, his brushes with the law, his loving relationship with Brenda, his wife of 36 years, and his second marriage to Sally Wade. Intimate interviews with Carlin and Brenda's daughter, Kelly Carlin, offer unique insight into her family?s story and her parents enduring love and partnership.

George Carlin's American Dream
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Part 2
2. Part 2
May 21, 2022
Part 2: Fellow comics reflect on George Carlin’s later years and how his prescient political commentary continues to resonate today.
Part 1
1. Part 1
May 20, 2022
Part 1: In the 1960s, George Carlin enters the scene as a strait-laced stand-up, but soon gains notoriety for his countercultural comedy.
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George Carlin's American Dream, directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, chronicles the life and work of the legendary comedian. Carlin's career spanned half a century during which he headlined 14 HBO comedy specials and appeared on The Tonight Show over 130 times, constantly evolving with the times and staying sharply resonant up until his death in 2008 and beyond. The documentary examines a cultural chameleon who is remembered as one of the most influential stand-up comics of all time.

The two-part documentary tracks Carlin?s rise to fame and opens an intimate window into Carlin's personal life, including his childhood in New York City, his long struggle with drugs that took its toll on his health, his brushes with the law, his loving relationship with Brenda, his wife of 36 years, and his second marriage to Sally Wade. Intimate interviews with Carlin and Brenda's daughter, Kelly Carlin, offer unique insight into her family?s story and her parents enduring love and partnership.

George Carlin's American Dream is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on May 20, 2022.

Where to Watch George Carlin's American Dream

George Carlin's American Dream is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch George Carlin's American Dream on demand at HBO Max, Hulu and HBO NOW.

  • Premiere Date
    May 20, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (2,058)