Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight
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RecordedMay 1960
LabelERA Records (Burns and Carlin)
Laff Records (Killer Carlin)
Burns and Carlin chronology
Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight
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George Carlin chronology
Indecent Exposure
Killer Carlin
A Place for My Stuff
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight is the 1963 first and only album by the short-lived comedy duo of Jack Burns and George Carlin. The album's title is technically a slight exaggeration, because the album was actually recorded at a club named Cosmo Alley in Hollywood, California; not at the Playboy Club.[2] It was recorded in May 1960 but was not released until 1963.[3]

By the time of the album's release, Burns and Carlin had already split up amicably in 1962 to pursue separate endeavors, and the rights of the album were given to Carlin as his first album. Burns teamed with Avery Schreiber and the duo were a successful comedy act until their breakup in 1974. Carlin continued to perform stand-up and record comedy albums until his death in 2008.

The album has been re-issued twice, both with alternate track listings: in 1972 as The Original George Carlin and again in 1981 as Killer Carlin (which itself was re-issued on CD in 1995).

Track listings

1963: Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight

Side A
1."Mothers Club"6:07
2."Killer Carlin"3:00
3."Captain Jack & Jolly George"4:14
4."War Pictures"4:29
Side B
5."Herb Coolhouse"5:49
6."Edward R. Murrow"4:01
7."Lenny Bruce-Mort Sahl"5:43
Total length:33:26

1972: The Original George Carlin

Side A
1."Mother's Club"----
2."Herb Coolhouse"4:33
3."The Original "Person to Person""3:57
4."Captain Jack and Jolly George"----
Side B
5."Lenny Bruce"2:15
6."Mort Sahl"3:32
7."Killer Carlin"----
8."War Pictures"----
Total length:----

1981: Killer Carlin

Track list is the same for the CD re-release of Killer Carlin in 1995.

Side A
1."Mothers Club"4:41
2."Killer Carlin"2:49
3."Capt. Jack and Jolly George"4:03
4."War Pictures"3:43
Side B
5."The Cool World"5:17
6."Person to Person"3:36
7."The Sickest"1:54
Total length:26:05


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Carlin, George. "George Carlin Timeline: 1960". GeorgeCarlin.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2007-05-24.
  3. ^ "Burns & Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-05-28.