Monday 12 May 2014—Protect Your Freedom of Speech
George Carlin Memorial Freedom of Comic Speech Day!
Posted on 05 May 2014
Your freedom of speech is being threatened in many countries. In Victoria Australia where the third largest comedy festival in the world is held, comedians should know that it is in fact unlawful to swear in public or hold public demonstrations or protests.
This is why on Good Friday many protestors were using church property in the city of Melbourne as a location to hold signs and express anger over the treatment of refugees. We aren’t the only ones facing governmental abridgements of freedom.
If this concerns you, if you feel strongly that a fair society with a hearty democracy requires its freedoms, then please join us in celebrating the George Carlin Memorial Freedom of Comic Speech Day!
Find a comedy venue with an open mic next Monday and read out George Carlin’s “The Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television”. I have a copyright free version you can download here. Though, I would suggest getting a transcript of the version found on Carlin’s album Class Clown.
You can read more about George Carlin and the Freedom of Comic Speech Day in my earlier post about this event.
Happy birthday George!
Peace and kindness,