Carlin wins posthumous Emmy

Fifth statuette for rebel comic

George Carlin won a posthumous Grammy Award last night for his last album, It's Bad For Ya.

The CD, a recording of his 14th HBO special, was released last July, a month after he died of heart failure at the age of 71.

It was the fifth Grammy Carlin won, and his daughter, Kelly, who accepted it on his behalf, said she would take better care of it than her father did of his first statuette in 1972.

She said that ‘when a lot of chemicals were being used by a lot of human beings,’ he took it apart and had to get a new one from the Recording Academy.

Also nominated in the comedy category last night were Lewis Black, Flight of the Conchords, Kathy Griffin and Harry Shearer.

Click here to order the CD.

Published: 9 Feb 2009

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