A career-spanning box set containing the works of George Carlin is coming out this June. The George Carlin Commemorative Collection will be released on June 12th, which would’ve been the iconic comedian’s 81st birthday.
It will be a massive 10 disc CD, DVD, and Blu-ray boxed set which was hcompiled by Carlin’s daughter Kelly featuring 5 hours of previously unreleased bonus material including rare performance footage from Carlin’s personal archives. “While digging around in dad’s stuff, we found a few gems that we just couldn’t keep for ourselves. It’s amazing to think that ten years after his death, we keep finding stuff I’d never seen before!” stated Kelly Carlin.
The George Carlin Commemorative Collection will feature all 14 of Carlin’s HBO specials, including a previously unreleased HBO special entitled 40 Years of Comedy hosted by Jon Stewart plus Carlin’s posthumous audio release, I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die.
For the Carlin diehards, the collection will also feature Carlin’s first stand-up special from 1973, The Real George Carlin which has not been seen since it first aired. Additional bonus material includes APT 2C (a never-aired HBO pilot from the 80s) plus two one-hour stand-up comedy club performances that features material performed by Carlin for the first time. There’s also never-before-seen material from the 1960s – when Carlin was a clean-cut, suit-wearing guest on the variety shows such as Talent Scouts, The Jackie Gleason Show, and Hollywood Palace.
If that’s not enough, there’s also the HBO specials Life Is Worth Losing and It’s Bad for Ya that include liner notes written by Patton Oswalt.
The George Carlin Commemorative Collection is in stores June 12th, pre-order it now.