Kelly Carlin

Kelly Carlin is a writer, public speaker, performer and radio host whose work explores “the big questions of life.” Like her father, George Carlin, she loves to use humor to question the status quo, and she loves to seek out the unique angle into any subject she tackles. But unlike him, she brings a more personal and emotional tone to her work.

As a child, Carlin explored her own creativity by writing skits and doing imitations, but began her professional life in her teens working behind the scenes with her parents on various shows for HBO that continued into her 20s. While at college, Carlin discovered her voice as a writer, which led her to a career in writing for film and TV with her husband Robert McCall. After her mother’s death, Carlin began exploring autobiographical storytelling through her first one-woman show, “Driven to Distraction.” She is now host of “The Kelly Carlin Show” on SiriusXM and “Waking from the American Dream” on SModcast Network and tour her show “A Carlin Home Companion” — also the name of her memoir.

Carlin earned her bachelor's in Communications Studies from University of California, Los Angeles, and her masters in Jungian Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.