Berry's Love/Hate: How to make a lifetime fan the George Carlin way

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Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season sees another Tennessee Titans game in jeopardy, this time with the Buffalo Bills. The pandemic also has touched the New England Patriots. Fantasy football managers are diligently checking the Reserve/COVID-19 list and scrambling to the waiver wire and to change their lineups. It’s a season unlike any other, but Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate will remain a constant with his best advice.

Saturday will be the 60th anniversary of George Carlin’s first appearance on TV. He and his then-comedy partner, Jack Burns, appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jack Paar” that night, jump-starting a legendary career in comedy that would span many decades.

It saddens me to think there are some younger readers who might not be aware of Carlin or the genius of his subversive and influential comedy. Hundreds of TV appearances, including with many different hosts of “The Tonight Show” through the years; 18 comedy albums, including four that went “gold,” which means sales of at least 500,000, an unreal number to think about for a comedy album; and 10 Grammy nominations with four wins.

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