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
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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
[talking about the safety lecture; mocking flight attendant
"Place the small metal flap in to the buckle." Well I ask for clarification at that point!
[mocking a passenger
"Pardon me please. Excuse me, yes. Over here. Thank you very much. Did I hear you correctly? Did you say 'place the small metal flap in to the buckle,' or 'place the buckle over and around the small metal flap?' I am a simple man. I do not possess an engineering degree, nor am I mechanically inclined. Sorry to have taken up ...
This show is for SAM. See more