If you're looking for a little creative inspiration, this clip from George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy has some great lines about how Carlin approached his craft. It also feels like a living link in the history of American comedy.
Carlin's countercultural voice was shaped by the cadence of language, and by studying rhetoric, which he considered stand-up comedy to be.
I'm an entertainer first and foremost, but there's art involved here. And an artist has an obligation to be en route, to be going somewhere. There's a journey involved here, and you don't know where it is, and that's the fun. So you're always going to be seeking and looking and going and trying to challenge yourself.
• Jon Stewart Interviews George Carlin (YouTube / George Carlin Official YouTube Channel)
David Dockery performed a drum solo of the climactic scene in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Then Dan Felix upped the game with a saxophone accompaniment to the original.
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