Sharpened in the Eighties (1981-1986)


“I was back at Carnegie Hall, where I’d been ten years earlier at the height of my first breakthrough. I’d shown I could bounce back from a near-fatal Big Ticker Event and joke about it. The lack of focus, the tentativeness, the ‘hey-man’ looseness of the seventies had all vanished. I took the stage from the moment I came on and held it till I left.”

—George Carlin, Last Words (2009)