“…I understand the word ‘cynic’ has more than one meaning, and I see how I could be seen as cynical. ‘George, you’re cynical.’ Well, you know, they say if you scratch a cynic you find a disappointed idealist. And perhaps the flame still flickers a little, you know?”

I always liked George Carlin, and although he’s gone now, I still like being able to go back and listen/view his material and look for the meaning behind the message. This interview was recorded in April 2001, between George Carlin and comedian Judy Gold in front of a live audience, as part of the New York 92nd Street Y’s ‘Funny People’ series.