Petition To Rename NY Street For George Carlin

Fans of the late comedian George Carlin have started an online petition to rename 121st street in Morningside Heights, where he grew up, in his honour.

Daily Show comedian Kevin Bartini started the petition on which would require council approval. Over 3000 signatures have now been collected. If they are successful the street will be called George Carlin Way.

Kelly Carlin, the daughter of the legendary comedian, said  “My dad loved his neighborhood deeply and you know, I think it’s important that New Yorkers know where he came from.”

Carlin died at the age of 71 of heart failure in 2008 after over 50 years in comedy.