Wednesday, February 04, 2009
|GEORGE CARLIN (to Jon Stewart): |
what we do is oratory.
It's not just comedy;
it's a form of rhetoric.
And with rhetoric,
you listen for rhythms.
You look for ways to sing
at the same time you're talking."
"... It's just natural!
My grandfather, whom
I never knew...
...was a policeman in New York
at the turn of the century,
and he was an uneducated man,
self-educated, and he...
...in the course of his adult life
he wrote out the works of Shakespeare...
by hand, because of the joy it gave him!
JON STEWART: That's an obsessive young man!
Yeah! And almost everything is genetic,
and my mother cared a lot about language,
and my father was a...
...champion public speaker of 1935, he won the mahogany gabble...
...over 800 other public speakers from the Dale-Carnegie Public Speaking Institute...
...and he was great, I never knew him either!