LOS ANGELES — Patrick Carlin, a comedy author and performer who was a serious affect on his youthful brother George Carlin, died Saturday at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Hollywood. He was 90.
Carlin’s demise was confirmed by Kelly Carlin, his niece and daughter of George Carlin. George Carlin died at age 71 in June 2008.
“His uniqueness was that he was a philosopher and a tough mofo,” Carlin instructed Variety about her uncle, who was her father’s solely sibling. She described Patrick as a protector of George throughout their years rising up in a tricky Irish neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
“Pat was the street fighter and my dad was the jester,” Carlin noticed. George Carlin devoted a chapter to his brother in his posthumously printed 2009 memoir, “Last Words, A Memoir.” The chapter was titled “The Ace of Aces, the Dude of Dudes.”
“He was my dad’s hero,” Kelly Carlin stated. “A lot of his thinking in the last 25 years of (George’s) career were fed by and connected to Pat.” She famous that the elder brother was “much less ambitious but they had this simpatico way of seeing the world.”
Patrick Carlin shall be prominently featured as an interview topic for the upcoming HBO documentary “George Carlin’s American Dream,” a two-parter directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. It’s anticipated to debut subsequent month.
Patrick Carlin labored as a author for his brother on and off through the years. In the Seventies and ‘80s, he worked in Southern California as a radio DJ, hosting numerous programs on Los Angeles’ KROQ-FM in its early days. He later wrote for the Alan Thicke late-night TV sequence “Thicke of the Night.”
More not too long ago, Carlin centered on writing novels and internet hosting a podcast “Patrick’s Hollywood-Stock Connection.” Carlin suffered a fall on April 1 that resulted in a visit to an emergency room that ended with Carlin utilizing a ventilator for current weeks.
Carlin lived for greater than twenty years in Woodstock, N.Y. His spouse of greater than 60 years, Marlene, died a few 12 months in the past. After that, Carlin relocated to Hollywood final 12 months to stay along with his sons, Patrick Carlin and Dennis Carlin.
Carlin served as a author on the Fox sitcom “The George Carlin Show,” which ran for one season from 1994 to 1995. His first novel, “Highway 23: The Unrepentant,” was printed in 2007. A follow-up was printed in 2012.
Patrick Carlin additionally helped proceed his brother’s comedy legacy by offering the efficiency for the audiobook of “Last Words.”