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New George Carlin Album Featuring a Never Released Performance to Premiere Exclusively on SiriusXM's Comedy Greats and George Carlin Channels

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SiriusXM announced that it will exclusively premiere the new album from comedy legend George Carlin. "I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die" is the first original recording since Carlin's passing in 2008 and features a never-before-released stand-up act performed in the days before the September 11 attacks. SiriusXM subscribers can hear the special on SiriusXM's Comedy Greats and Carlin's Corner channels on September 1 – two weeks before the album is made available for purchase.

New George Carlin Album to Premiere on SiriusXM September 1. Photo courtesy of The George Carlin Estate.

Carlin recorded "I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 9 and 10, 2001. Following the attacks on 9/11, Carlin removed and reworked much of the original act for his 2001 special "Complaints & Grievances." Now, for the first time, SiriusXM listeners can hear this material as it was originally conceived, raw and uncensored. Also available is a rare home recording Carlin made in 1957, when the comedian was only 19-years-old.

In addition to the special, SiriusXM's Ron Bennington will host an original audio documentary on the late comic star, "George Carlin: A Life in Comedy," immediately preceding the album's premiere. Some of the biggest names in comedy – including Penn Jillette, Kevin Hart, and Seth Rogen, as well as the late Patrice O'Neal – along with those closest to Carlin will reflect on his remarkable career and legacy. Fans can catch an early look at the documentary by checking out the trailer now.

"There are very few stars – if any – that shine brighter in the comedy world than George Carlin," said Jack Vaughn, Senior Vice President, Comedy Programming, SiriusXM. "After 15 years on the cutting room floor, I'm thrilled that this hidden gem will finally see the light of day – and that SiriusXM subscribers will be the first to hear it. Dark, twisted, and above all else, funny – it's Carlin at his best."

"My dad was so efficient, he'd use up his material either in his HBO shows or books with nothing leftover. I'm amazed we found this stuff, and the comedy nerd in me was thrilled," said Kelly Carlin, George's daughter. "It's vintage 'crossing the line' Carlin material."

"I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die" will premiere on Thursday, September 1st at 4:00 pm ET on SiriusXM's Carlin's Corner (channel 400) and at 7:00 pm ET on Comedy Greats (channel 94), with subsequent airings running on Raw Dog Comedy Hits (channel 99). It can also be heard through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, and online at The album will be available from MPI on CD, limited edition vinyl, and digital platforms on September 16, 2016. Retailers include, iTunes, Best Buy, and Barnes & Noble. 

SiriusXM's Comedy Greats and Carlin's Corner channels are part of a robust comedy lineup on SiriusXM including Jamie Foxx's The Foxxhole, Jeff & Larry's Comedy Roundup, Comedy Central Radio, Laugh USA, Raw Dog Comedy, and more.

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