Friday TV: Remembering George Carlin

The genius of longtime comedian and social observer is explored by comedy student and director Judd Apatow in the two-part documentary “George Carlin’s American Dream” (HBO, 8 p.m.), featuring eager participation from a load of other comics including Stephen Colbert, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt and Bill Burr. It concludes Saturday. 

A group of Canadian comics specializing in sketch comedy, meanwhile, are celebrated in the documentary “The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks” (Amazon Prime, streaming).

Andy Samberg and John Mulaney would seem the unlikely voices to embody “Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” (Disney+, streaming). But that’s the charm of this feature, reuniting the chipmunks in a fancy animated and live action hybrid that has a lot of inside cartoon jokes to keep it going. Others lending their talents include Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Kiki Layne and J.K. Simmons. 

Simmons also co-stars with Sissy Spacek in the new series “Night Sky” (Amazon Prime, streaming) about a couple who find a portal to another planet in their backyard. 

In “The Valet” (Hulu, streaming), a new film premiering today, Samara Weaving plays a movie star who grabs a valet (Eugenio Derbez) to pretend to be her boyfriend after she’s caught by paparazzi with her married lover (Max Greenfield). 

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