2007 flashback: My interview with George Carlin (1937-2008)

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LAS VEGAS, NV -  JUNE 13: Comedian George Carlin pose for cameras at the screening of The Aristrocrats during Cinevegas 2005, at the Palms Casino on June 13, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Bryan Haraway/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 13: Comedian George Carlin pose for cameras at the screening of The Aristrocrats during Cinevegas 2005, at the Palms Casino on June 13, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Bryan Haraway/Getty Images)

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed June 22, 2015

Seven years ago today, legendary comic George Carlin passed away.

I got to talk to one of the most iconic stand-ups in history in the fall of 2007, about eight months before his death, when he made his last appearance at the Fox Theatre. I was honored to converse with him and in retrospectc, he was one of my favorite people to talk to ever.

He was considerate, quotable and just plain fun to interact with. And he sounded content even when he was being Carlinesque cynical.

When he couldn’t think up the name of a particular author, he called me back later to ensure…

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