George Carlin brings his comedy stylings to the Beacon theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words.

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George Carlin brings his comedy stylings to the Beacon theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words.

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During the "free-floating hostility" bit George Carlin mentions being annoyed by "white guys over ten years of age who wear their baseball hats backwards". He made it up on the spot because an audience member who wears his cap backwards was constantly yelling and being distracting. After Carlin makes the joke the same guy can be seen standing up from an aisle seat and screaming angrily at George. See more »

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George Carlin refers to chicken eggs as being abortions. Actually, unless a chicken's eggs are fertilized, there isn't even the potential for them to have a life growing in them. This is a very common mistake. See more »

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George Carlin: "Out walking the streets." A guy gets a parole, you say "No! Instead of being in prison, this guy is out walkin' the streets!" How do we know?
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George Carlin: Maybe the guy's home bangin' the babysitter. Not everyone who gets a parole is out walkin' the fucking streets. A lot of times, they'll steal a car. "Thank God he stole a car! At least he's not out walkin' the streets!"
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Carlin at the top of his game
17 August 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Arguably George Carlin's most famous and best performance in years, "Back in Town" came late in his career but combines all his best trademarks - rants on abortion, religion, sex, politics, bodily functions, and capital punishment.

Opening with a vicious rant against "pro-life conservative Americans," Carlin begins bringing up points such as, "These people value the sanctity of life - while you're a sperm." He then bitterly moves on towards the death sentence, noting its proposed expansion to cover drug dealers. "You can't give the death sentence to people who don't care about dying!" If you are new to Carlin this is the best place to start

  • it's easily accessible and is funny, witty and a scathing attack on


American society.


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