George Carlin Flawlessly Combines Comedy With Philosophy: The 10 Commandments

George Carlin Flawlessly Combines Comedy With Philosophy: The 10 Commandments March 13, 2011

by James Gray

George Carlin is the greatest comedian of our time. He flawlessly combines philosophy, insight, and comedy. This is a huge achievement. Bill Hicks is the only other philosopher-comedian that even comes close to combining great comedy with decent philosophy, but very few comedians even try.

Below is an example of Carlin’s greatness, his “10 Commandments” skit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzEs2nj7iZM

Guest Contributor James Gray has an MA in philosophy, manages the Ethical Realism blog, and is the founder of the Philosophy Campaign.

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