George Carlin

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Tom Stade: ‘I live with my son who makes films, so I can’t watch films the same way I used to. He wrecked it for me’
Tom Stade: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I love books that give me an upper hand on knowing human behaviour. It helps me with my profession. I don’t use it for evil, on(...)

Only the most juvenile mind can equate Joe Schmidt’s capacity for organising professional athletes with keeping a political lid on this wet benighted rock of ours. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In tribute to the late, great American comic George Carlin, and his famous list of people who ought to be killed, here’s a rather less bloodthirsty se(...)

“Let me know when I tell a lie,” Chris Rock says at one point, to dead silence.  Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

3Arena, Dublin ★★★★ It has been nine years since Chris Rock embarked on a major world tour, and in that time he has gone through a divorce, and Trum(...)

Conor McGregor attends his after fight party at the Encore Beach Club at Night at Wynn, Las Vegas. Photo: David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Nightlife

View from the US: New York Times journalist Dan Barry on the multi-million dollar fight where nothing was on the line. The world finally had the two (...)

Richard Dawkins: developed the theory of ‘memes’ in part to explain the durability of religion. Photograph: Alan Betson

A popular way in which atheists try to explain religious belief is to label it a “meme”. The idea, advanced by evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins,(...)

Louis CK: he says his teenage experiences taught him ‘a high capacity for pain’

3Arena, Dublin ★★★★ After good support from Comedy Central-linked Joe Machi, Joe List and Rachel Feinstein, Louis CK steps on to the stage, and p(...)

Marc Maron: ‘The reason the podcast is popular is the emotional risks that are being taken.’ Photograph: Gary Miller/Getty Images

In June, American comedian Marc Maron interviewed the president of the United States in his garage. Maron did not see this coming. Six years ago, w(...)

Quarterback Russell Wilson leads his Seattle Seahawks team-mates in prayer moments after providing a touchdown pass against Green Bay Packers in the second half of their NFC Championship Playoffs at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

Moments after unfurling a touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse that punched the Seattle Seahawks’ ticket to the Super Bowl, quarterback Russell Wilson jo(...)

Comedian Joan Rivers, who has died aged 81,  arrives for  a presentation of the Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter  collection during New York Fashion Week in 2012. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Files/Reuters.

The comedian Joan Rivers has died, her daughter announced tonight. She was 81.Rivers suffered a cardiac arrest during throat surgery on her vocal cord(...)