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George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Comedy  -  24 April 1992 (USA)
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When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New York." The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he... See full summary »

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When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New York." The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he had done in his hometown, New York City; and it was the largest audience he had ever worked before: 6,500.But Carlin says it also represented a newfound sophistication in his writing. "It was the first time I had done truly extended pieces consisting of separate sections all flowing together. It was a big leap for me."The show, taped at the Paramount Theater in Madison Square Garden and winner of the 1992 CableACE Award, is a perfect blend of biting social commentary and more gently-observed observational pieces. Written by Anonymous

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Carlin dedicated the special to Sam Kinison who died two weeks before airing. Carlin was inspired by Kinison's loud voice to raise his own vocal level. See more »

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George Carlin: About this time, they tell you you'll be landing shortly. That sound to you like we're going to miss the runway?
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George Carlin: "Final approach" is not very promising, either, is it? "Final" is *not* a good word to be using on an airplane. Sometimes the pilot will get on, and say "we'll be on the ground in fifteen minutes." Well, that's a little vague, isn't it?
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Carlin comes back to New York in this 1992 comedy special and I actually liked it. This time, anger comes into him like never before and it fuels his comedy as he rants about the Persian Gulf War/Penises, Universal moments we share, The planet and environment, flying on the airplanes and the best part, Golf Courses for the homeless. Terrific entertainment with a added incentive: comes to Madison Square Garden to perform and makes the crowd rolling. Excellent, for Carlin fans. Best line: "What about those passengers traveling with large children? Suppose you have a 2 year old with a pertuitary disorder, you know a 6ft infant with an oversized head?" A++


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