Life Is Worth Losing
|Life Is Worth Losing|
|Live album by George Carlin|
|Released||January 10, 2006|
|Recorded||November 5, 2005|
|George Carlin chronology|
Life Is Worth Losing is the 18th album and thirteenth HBO special by American comedian George Carlin. It was recorded simultaneously with the live broadcast of the HBO special of the same title, his 13th HBO stand-up comedy special, and was his final special recorded from the Beacon Theater. It is the first project Carlin had undertaken since completing drug rehabilitation in 2005.
Early on in the program, Carlin proudly announces that he was 341 days sober at the time of the recording, and that 2006 will be his 50th year in show business.
During his 2007 comedy tour, he had been explaining early on during his performances that he had moved away from "coasting" on his material from this recording and made haste in creating new material because of the dark nature of the subject matter. He said that after the material was sinking in he got to thinking and realized that it was "fucking depressing".
A DVD of the show was released on February 27, 2007 by MPI Home Video.
The album was nominated for Best Comedy Album for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards making it his seventh album to be nominated for a Grammy award since 1966. It lost to Lewis Black's The Carnegie Hall Performance.
- "A Modern Man" - 3:53
- "Three Little Words" - 3:51
- "The Suicide Guy" - 7:06
- "Extreme Human Behavior" - 13:41
- "The All-Suicide TV Channel" - 3:13
- "Dumb Americans" - 10:57
- "Pyramid of the Hopeless" - 8:43
- "Autoerotic Asphyxia" - 4:54
- "Posthumous Female Transplants" - 3:34
- "Yeast Infection" - 4:38
- "Coast-to-Coast Emergency" - 6:50
|Chart (2005)||Peak position|
|US Billboard Top Comedy Albums Chart||4|
- George Carlin's Official Website
- Life Is Worth Losing at the Internet Movie Database
- HBO description of special, including preview.
- Watch George Carlin - Life is worth Losing online