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Was George Carlin influenced by Charles Bukowski?

Asked by 4ork (13points) May 2nd, 2011

They both seem to have a similar world view. Does anyone know if Carlin ever mentioned Bukowski as an influence (or vice versa)?

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chewhorse's avatar

I couldn’t find anything concerning Bukowski but according to a mini-bio he was influenced by:

Danny Kaye, Jonathan Winters, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Marx Brothers, Mort Sahl, Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs, Ritz Brothers, Monty Python and especially Lenny Bruce..

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

In his book “Last Words,” his biggest influence was said to be Lenny Bruce.

poisonedantidote's avatar

I’m a massive Carlin fan, and I never heard him say that. Thats not to say he was not.

avalanche777's avatar

Nevertheless, they are so similar to me. Like brothers. Don’t you think?

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