George Carlin: Back in Town (1996)

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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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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: It's like the Riot Act. The Riot Act. They always tell you they're gonna read that to you. Have you heard this thing at all? Like when you're a kid, they threaten you.
[as scolding mother]
George Carlin: "You wait 'til your father gets home. He's gonna read you the riot act!"
[as small child]
George Carlin: "Tell him I already read it myself. And I didn't like it, either; I consider it wordy and poorly thought out. He wants to read me something, how about 'The Gentlemen's Guide to the Golden Age of Blowjobs'?"
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Carlin at the top of his game
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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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