In his 40-plus year career, comedian George Carlin has played everything from Shriners' conventions to "Comic Relief," but he's yet to hit a Broadway stage. However, in a New York Daily News interview Nov. 14, Carlin said he hopes one day to do just that.
There are no further details about any kind of plans to bring his stand-up comedy act to the Great White Way, but spokesperson Jeff Abraham (of Jonas Public Relations) told Playbill On-Line, "It's more than just a pipe dream."
Continued Abraham, "There's nothing concrete to announce; no date, no theatre, not even a title. It would be a long way off, with nothing to announce until 2002. But it's something George is playing with." Carlin is currently on tour and readying a "Live at the Beacon Theatre" HBO special for this Saturday night, Nov. 18.
Several stand-up acts on Broadway have done well of late, including Jerry Seinfeld's limited run, Jackie Mason's many career-reviving forays, and the four-comedian Catskills on Broadway.
— By David Lefkowitz