A Carlin Home Companion

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Saturday 10th March, 2012

5:00pm to 6:30pm (CST)

Through storytelling, classic video footage, and family memorabilia, Kelly Carlin, the only child of iconoclastic comedian George Carlin, chronicles over forty years of her life with her famous father. Kelly, host of Waking from the American Dream podcast, author, and well respected storyteller, reveals what it was like to be swept up into the life and career of her father from his early days as a straight comic through his transformation into a counter culture hero and social commentator to the very last days of his life. Join us for this funny, poignant and honest look at the man who not only redefined 20th century comedy, but inspired generations of comedy fans with such classic routines as Hippie Dippie Weatherman, Class Clown, The Seven Dirty Words, A Place for Your Stuff, and Modern Man.

"The journey to womanhood by a girl who happens to be George Carlin's daughter makes for a transcendent show that operates on all levels. It's revealing, moving, highly insightful and funny. Master George might have said: 'Maybe she's a little too damn honest.' But, all I know is, it's a wonder to see."

-- Garry Shandling

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Kelly Carlin

Performer, A Carlin Home Companion

Kelly is currently busy with numerous projects. She hosts two radio shows - The Kelly Carlin Show on Sirius/XM and “Waking from the American Dream” at smodcast.com where she converses with comedians, authors, visionaries and artists about the comedy and tragedy of life. She is currently touring her one woman show A Carlin Home Companion.


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9 attendees

  • Adam Cutler
  • Alan Sawyer
  • Dean Cruse
  • Dee Dee Swartz
  • kelly_carlin
  • Kelsey-Lee LeGassick
  • Pablo Tirado
  • Phil Schwarzmann
  • Sarita Bhatt

7 trackers

  • David Benardo
  • Jonty Sharples
  • Joshua Brandau
  • Marty DeAngelo
  • Mercedes Gray
  • Paul McAleer
  • Paul Beaulieu

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Time 5:00pm6:30pm CST

Date Sat 10th March 2012


Ballroom G, Austin Convention Center

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