Love Carlin, love Bill Hicks, love Louis CK. Carlin is like the Granddad of them all, but I don't think Carlin was really doing his most recent style of comedy, with the questioning of the govt, anti-religion, anti-politics, etc. type comedy until Bill Hicks took that leap. And Carlin credited Bill Hicks often for the influence Bill had on us all. Hicks is a little abrasive, I think for a 13 year old, but hey, the truth really does hurt sometimes.