Life Is Worth Losing is the 18th album by American comedian George Carlin. Early on in the program, Carlin proudly announces that he was 341 days sober at the time of the recording, and that 2006 will be his 50th year in show business.
George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor and writer/author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his “Seven Dirty Words” comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government’s power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.
The album was initially slated to be titled I Like It When A Lot Of People Die, the same title he intended to use for his 2001 Complaints and Grievances, before changing it following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Not long after the show was scheduled to be aired and recorded, Hurricane Katrina took place, forcing Carlin to again consider a new title