Just watched George Carlin’s last HBO special (Netflix, Amazon), filmed only a few months before he died last year.
You can really see that he’s tired and not in very good health. I thought his death was sudden, but only because I hadn’t followed his material since college.
The material was decent, but not amazing, and the performance was very slow-paced. Plenty of good points on patriotism, nationalist bullshit, and child worship. But the delivery was weak. Whether it was the tired performance or knowing that he died a few months later, it was actually pretty sad to watch. I’ve never felt sad after watching George Carlin before.