R.I.P. George Carlin

Howard started off the show mourning the death of George Carlin. Howard said he had to be honest: they had recently turned George down for an appearance on the show. Howard played a message that George had recently left on the show's answering machine thanking them for saying nice things about an appearance he'd made on Bill Maher's show – and apologizing for regularly appearing on Imus. Howard said George was a classy guy.