Ben Stiller and Jay Leno Pays Tribute on George Carlin

June 24th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

George CarlinGeorge Carlin was an American Stand up comedian, actor and author who won four Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin , 71, died on Sunday at heart failure.

George Carlin is being mourned by comedians such as Ben Stiller and Jay Leno.”George Carlin was a hugely influential force in stand-up comedy,” Stiller, 42, said in a statement. “He had an amazing mind, and his humor was brave, and always challenging us to look at ourselves and question our belief systems, while being incredibly entertaining. He was one of the greats and he will be missed.”

“If there was ever a comedian who was a voice of their generation it was George Carlin,” said Leno, who frequently had Carlin on the Tonight Show(a venue on which Carlin started appearing in the 1960s).

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