I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die was recorded just before September 11 2001.

George Carlin was a comedy legend for his unflinching social and philosophical commentary, but in September of 2001 he recorded a special even he thought was too dark to release. Recorded in Las Vegas at a pair of shows in the two days before 9/11, I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die will finally see a posthumous release (Carlin died in 2008).

“I’m always rooting for a really high death toll, that’s why I like the big natural disasters no one can control … tornados are great because you can get in there and fucking nail some people in their sleep,” goes one bit. “Another nice thing about tornadoes. No one can find their cat.”

Following the attack, Carlin decided to reedit and change much of the material, which he eventually released as his 12th special Complaints & Grievances. Now 15 years after its debut, MPI Media Group will release the unedited special for the first time. I Kinda Like It will be available September 16th digitally, on CD and in a limited edition vinyl release.

In addition to the unreleased material, I Kinda Like It also includes rare material by a very young Carlin from 1957 and interviews with the comedian’s manager Jerry Hamza and Rocco Urbisci, who directed 10 of Carlin’s 14 HBO specials.

Listen to an excerpt from I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die on September 16 and catch an early broadcast of it on SiriusXM’s Comedy Greats (94) and Carlin’s Corner (400) beginning at 4:00pm EST on September 1.



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