None the less one could not argue with his comedic success. "Carlin won four Grammy Awards for best spoken comedy album and was nominated for five Emmys." If awards don't do it maybe the fact he "produced 23 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, three books, a few TV shows and appeared in several movies."
Please check out the AP article by Keith St. Clair, it is a good obit and appreciation. I did use it for the quotes in this blog.
I am glad I had the chance to see him, as the comedy world lost a talent on Sunday.