George Carlin has always been my favourite comedian. My grandfather loved him, as does my mother, so I have been hearing his bits since childhood.
He defines the “art” of stand-up comedy. Many comedians today just stand up and shoot the shit, with a rough base of their routine. Many of them are pretty funny. But nobody can touch Carlin when it comes to flow. You are almost more amazed with how perfectly he performs each joke, than how funny the joke actually is.
I can’t even begin to fathom how long it must have taken him to research, write, then memorize this bit. INSANE