Aug 11, 2020
Carlin is supporting women in finding their voices and
essential selves, performing her personal essays to laughs and
tears, revealing her take on the culture and psyche of modern life
on her and others’ podcasts, or interviewing iconic comedians, she
is dedicated to revealing unmined perspectives and asking the big
questions about human life.
In 2015, her best-selling memoir, “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing up with George,” was published by St. Martin’s Press and her honesty, keen insight and humor was on full display. Jay Mohr summed up the power of her work by saying, “For anyone that has ever not been sure who they are, this book is for you. There is a landing spot. Let Kelly Carlin be your beacon.”
In the last eight years she toured her solo show internationally, produced the critically acclaimed Showtime show, “The Green Room with Paul Provenza,” created her popular podcast, “Waking from the American Dream,” and has interviewed dozens of iconic and popular comedians on her SiriusXM show, “The Kelly Carlin Show.” She has spoken at various venues and conferences, such as The Chautauqua Institute, Imagine No Religion conference, the Reason Rally, and Watermark and the Boston Ad Club. Through her public speaking and workshops she has inspired thousands of artists, business leaders, writers, and truth seekers to question the status quo within their lives and culture.
As the daughter of the iconoclast and legendary comedian George Carlin, she has not only taken up the torch of his legacy through her own writing and speaking, but by also releasing her father’s work through many media, protecting his work and image in the public sphere, and most recently, by donating his archives to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY where they will be on permanent display when the center opens in August of 2018.
She proudly serves on the Board of Trustees for the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, and the Board of Industry Advisors for the National Comedy Center.
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Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss is an award-winning author and scholar of far right extremism and higher education. She is Professor of Education and Sociology and runs the Polarization and Extremism Research & Innovation Lab (PERIL) in the Center for University Excellence (CUE) at the American University in Washington, DC. She is also Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the U.K.-based Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right and serves on the international advisory board of the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) in Oslo, Norway. Dr. Miller-Idriss has testified before the U.S. Congress and frequently serves as a keynote speaker and expert panelist on trends in white supremacist extremism to global academic and policy communities as well as staff and representatives in U.S. and international government agencies and embassies. Dr. Miller-Idriss is the author, co-author, or co-editor of six books, including Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right, forthcoming from Princeton University Press in fall 2020. In addition to her academic work, Miller-Idriss writes frequently for mainstream audiences, with recent by-lines in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, CNN Style, The Guardian, Le Monde, Salon, and more. She appears regularly in the media as an expert source and political commentator, most recently on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, NBC's Evening News with Lester Holt, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, NBC's The Today Show, the UK's BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed, France 24's The Interview, Ireland's The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk and in Austria's DATUM Magazin.
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