Fifteen years after it was recorded, a never-before-heard George Carlin album is finally getting released. Titled I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die, the album will air on SiriusXM’s Comedy Greats and Carlin’s Corner channels on Thursday, September 1st two weeks before it goes on sale on the 16th. In addition to a rare recording of Carlin performing standup at age 19, the album includes a standup performance recorded in Las Vegas the days before the September 11th attacks:
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.
“My dad was so efficient, he’d use up his material either in his HBO shows or books with nothing leftover,” Kelly Carlin said on the news. “I’m amazed we found this stuff, and the comedy nerd in me was thrilled. It’s vintage ‘crossing the line’ Carlin material.”
The album is now available for pre-order at Amazon, and you can check out a preview from it below: