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: Mickey Mouse's birthday being announced on the television news as if it were an actual event! I don't give a shit! If I cared about Mickey Mouse's birthday I would have memorized it years ago! And I'd send him a card, 'Dear Mickey, Happy Birthday, Love George'. I don't do that, why, don't give a shit! Fuck Mickey Mouse! Fuck him in the ass with a big rubber dick! Then break it off and beat him with it! I hope Mickey dies. I do, I hope he goddamn dies. I hope he gets a hold of some tainted ...
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One of the top five Carlin specials
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In this special he is still on his trek of going after the big topics in the world, some of his classic standards (i.e. fart jokes), little things with language, and of course a topic that never gets old, "Free-Floating Hostility", featuring some of the funniest lines Carlin has ever spoken. Even if you might not agree with all he says on the abortion issue early on, it's hard to argue that he isn't on the ball with his thoughts. In fact, one of the great pleasures of this special is how the first half-hour is all connected together, flowing from Abortion to Sanctity of Life into using Capital Punishment to balancing the budget, and then into what he calls "prison farms". This is for just a general fan of stand-up something that still gets better on repeated viewings (one line he has about people who wear different colored ribbons makes me grin whenever I think about it), and should be in any Carlin fan's collection.


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