Mash Up documentary ‘Punchlines for Progress: Why Jon Stewart is one of the most trusted men in America.‘ uses a variety of media sources to document the role of the ‘court jester’. Featuring poignant and hilarious interviews with the likes of John Stewart, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce and many more celebrating the robust history of American satire and freedom of speech. Created by Marie Wustner.
A rare archival performance from the patron saint of The Ironicle, George Carlin. George was more than a comedian too many, and like Mark Twain before him, to some, he was just a clown. We know better though here at The Ironicle. We can’t say “shit”, “piss”, “fuck”, “cunt” “cocksucker”, “mother-fucker” or “tits” without feeling his holy spirit smiling down on us. Of course, he’s not actually smiling down on us cuz he’s dead. So it goes. Dead people don’t smile, babies are pure, and you still can’t say “fuck” on tv. So, now that’s thats out of my system please enjoy this amazing performance from April 13th, 1979 (which also happened to be Friday the 13th).