Kelly Carlin said her father, comedian George Carlin, would have no shortage of material with Donald Trump in the presidential race.
“Dad used to say to us, ‘When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat,'” she told Ora.TV host Larry King on Friday. “Guess what, people? The freak show is alive and well in America today. He would be having fun with it.”
Carlin’s father said during his 1996 show Back In Town that he refused to complain about politicians, and instead opted not to vote.
“Two reasons I don’t vote,” he said at the time. “First of all, it’s meaningless. This country was bought and sold and paid for a long time ago.”
Secondly, he said, voters have no right to complain because “if you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people, and they get into office and they screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done.”
On Friday, Kelly Carlin said she saw traces of her father’s influence in several contemporary comedians.
“I think Lewis Black is doing a bit, Bill Maher’s doing a bit,” she explained. “Brian Regan does the great physical humor, Jerry Seinfeld does the observational stuff. You get all those guys together, you get my dad.”
Watch the interview in its entirety, as posted online, below.
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"She's actually appointed, she didn't win that seat," McCain said. "I think that's important."
"She didn't earn it in the traditional sense of votes, it's an extremely tight race," she added. "Arizona could turn blue which would -- pigs may start flying around the studio if that ends up happening. She is fundraising off of this with Trump supporters but unfortunately there's a lot of states like Utah, Arizona (and) Nevada that I think people just assume are going to be full red forever, and it's not. It's very independent and fringy, and I think there's a reason why it has such a long history within Arizona with people like Barry Goldwater. I think she's playing her cards completely wrong."