• from The New York Times:

    By CHARLES McGRATH
    Published: June 24, 2008

    Mr. Carlin delivered these lines with the eye-rolling and the slightly spaced-out voice that eventually developed into his trademarks, when he abandoned characters for a more free-form kind of humor. He didn’t seem stoned, exactly, but a lot of his humor appeared to come from that part of the brain that lesser people need drugs to activate.

  • from Jerry Seinfeld:
    His performing voice, even laced with profanity, always sounded as if he were trying to amuse a child. It was like the naughtiest, most fun grown-up you ever met was reading you a bedtime story.

    It’s funny but that’s how I always thought of his voice and the rhythm. What he said never really seemed dirty ya know what I mean? Thanks Jerry