Carlin had always been my favorite comedian. And as someone who's trying to break into the world of comedy, I always kept his work in mind when writing. Only one day could I hope to be as funny, dirty and relevant as he was.
Carlin was a genius of comedy that had a strong influence over everyone who followed him. His views on religion, politics, censorship and many other things were always biting funny but also true. If you've never heard his “Seven Dirty Words” bit, then do yourself a favor now.