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Kelly Carlin is the only child of iconoclastic late comedian, George Carlin. She began her showbiz life working in TV production for her mother and father on various shows for HBO. In 1993, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Communications Studies from UCLA, during which time she had discovered her voice as a writer, which lead to a brief career in writing for film and TV with her writing partner and husband, Robert McCall. Kelly moved into writing/producing/hosting "Lost in LaLaLand" on the earliest internet comedy channel, ComedyNet, and writing/performing her one-woman show, "Driven To Distraction," about her tumultuous childhood and her mother's recent death.
In 2001, following 20 years in the business, Kelly received her Master's degreen in Jungian Depth Psychology, thinking she might become a therapist, but realizing after a few years away from writing and performing, her desire to e on stage had never left, so she followed the call of the stage again. She currently hosts a Sirius XM monthly radio show, "The Kelly Carlin Show," which spotlights her conversations with iconic comedians, and a live weekly podcast on, conversing with comedians, authors, visionaries, and artists about the comedy and tragedy of life. 
Currently she is selling out theaters with her one woman show A Carlin Home Companion. Through storytelling, classic video footage, and family memorabilia, Kelly Carlin, the only child of iconoclastic comedian George Carlin, chronicles over 40 years of her life with her famous father. A funny, poignant and honest look at the man who not only redefined 20th century comedy, but inspired generations of comedy fans with such classic routines as "Hippie Dippie Weatherman," "Class Clown," "The Seven Dirty Words," "A Place for Your Stuff," and "Modern Man."