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George Carlin: Back in Town (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Comedy  -  11 March 1996 (USA)
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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: Why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn't want to fuck in the first place?
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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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