Kelly Carlin

Kelly Carlin sometimes known as Kelly Carlin-McCall, is an American writer, actress, producer, monologist, and Internet radio host. Kelly is the only child of comedian George Carlin and his first wife, Brenda Hosbrook. She began her career in entertainment as a production assistant and photographer for two of her father’s early HBO specials, George Carlin: Again! and Carlin on Campus. As of February 2013, she hosts The Kelly Carlin Show the first Sunday of every month on Sirius XM Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy, and Waking From The American Dream every Thursday on SModcast Internet Radio.

Guest Appearances

April 15, 2016

Kelly Carlin, Molly Ephraim, Erik Patterson, Glenn Davis and Sam Kieffer join Nate to discuss Slyvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar.” Listen to the compelling reasons to read Plath’s beautiful, hilarious and heart-wrenching story of the surreal fall into mental illness. If you’ve already read the novel, grab your weathered copy and enjoy the break down of Buddy, Esther, DeeDee and the rest of the gang. Start next month’s book, Kent Haruf’s “Our Souls at Night,” now!

November 17, 2015

Join Kevin as he sits down with Kelly Carlin as she chats about her newly published book, A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George. Kelly divulges stories about how growing up around the comedy community of the 70s forged her current career.

October 23, 2015

On a very special episode of Reading Aloud, Nate has a spectacular conversation with Kelly Carlin who has a new book out “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George,” all about growing up with her father George Carlin in Southern California. They chat about how the comedy community came to lift Kelly up and invited her to be part of the family after her father passed, the moment you realize that your parents are human, Kelly’s one-person show being the predecessor to her book, and the practice of being kind of loving to yourself when your mind wanders. Get into the Halloween spirit and get a head start on the next book club selection by picking up “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson and send in your thoughts on the book at

May 13, 2014

Join guest host Dana Gould as he chats with Kelly Carlin (The Green Room with Paul Provenza) about all you ever wanted to know about comedy writing. Kelly discusses the importance of “list humor,” growing up surrounded by the business of show, and how she thought her dad was shrunk into her television set.