George Carlin’s famous riff on the seven dirty words is stuff of comedy legend. If you haven’t seen the bit, do yourself a favor and seek out the infamous rant. But, and for Carlin this is saying a lot, his easily most profane and epic of rants can be heard on this audio recording from a routine a few decades ago. While some comedians tend to embarrass and even play up hecklers’ involvement within a show, Carlin opted to go the other route: a complete and utterly devastating ear-beating that would have made Andrew Dice Clay cringe and then retire.
What would a list of comedians insulting people be without The Dice Man. Andrew Dice Clay made a career out of being a fearless, tough-as-nails comic with a penchant for crudely venomous bits of humor that pissed off more than one watchdog group. Here, Clay shows that not all putdowns have to be entirely clever or even punny. Just a few well-placed volleys at one’s entire family can satisfy even the most jaded insult aficionados. This is how you crush a man’s spirit without even being in the same room as he is.