January 22, 2022

George Carlin’s Archives Acquired by the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY & Unreleased Carlin Audio Shared Online

From the National Comedy Center:

The National Comedy Center has acquired the archives of George Carlin. The acquisition was [recently] announced] by the comedian’s daughter, Kelly Carlin, at a private event in New York hosted by the Comedy Center. The contents of the Carlin archive contain material saved by the comedian over his 50-plus-year career, and will be utilized in the Center’s forthcoming museum experience—scheduled to open in Jamestown, New York in 2017.


The Carlin archive includes his extensive creative files, annotated set lists, handwritten journals, scrapbooks, awards, letters, clothing, arrest records and countless hours of video and audio recordings containing both released and unreleased material.

Archive images and an audio sample can be found at: www.NationalComedyCenter.org/Carlin-Archive


The project embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for her hometown of Jamestown to become a destination for the celebration of the comedic arts.  The organization operates the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, and for the last 25 years has produced the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival with performers including Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano, Bob Newhart, The Smothers Brothers and more than 100 other comedic artists.

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