George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (1984)

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In his New York City grammar school, George Carlin was known as a "disruptive influence in the classroom." With this concert, the ultimate class clown is back at school at UCLA, making another generation of students roar with laughter.Taped on April 19, 1984, Carlin?s imaginative and irreverent performance demonstrates why he is one of America?s most popular comedians.Includes The Prayer, Consumer Hints, Cars and Driving #1, A Place for My Stuff, Newscast #4, Embarrassments and several award-winning animated segments.In his New York City grammar school, George Carlin was known as a "disruptive influence in the classroom." With this concert, the ultimate class clown is back at school at UCLA, making another generation of students roar with laughter.Taped on April 19, 1984, Carlin?s imaginative and irreverent performance demonstrates why he is one of America?s most popular comedians.Includes The Prayer, Consumer Hints, Cars and Driving #1, A Place for My Stuff, Newscast #4, ... Written by Anonymous

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George Carlin: I don't believe you're supposed to cheer a prayer. But we do still have time for a quick Hail Mary.
[an audience member yells out "Hail Mary!"]
George Carlin: Not quite that quick, sir.
[laughter]
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Not the best, but still miles ahead of most other stand-up shows
17 August 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

"Carlin on Campus" is dated in some ways - more so than other Carlin shows. The opening, with Carlin speaking to the audience in a classroom, strikes of being totally unfunny and out of place.

But once he starts the stand-up and begins delving into the typical absurdities of life, he's on a role. Bits like "A Place to Put Your Stuff" has become classic Carlin, although granted this show has less classic routines than most of his shows and albums.

If you're a fan of Carlin suffice to say you will get a kick out of this. If you're new to Carlin I recommend starting with either "Complaints and Grievances" or "Back in Town," which are both very funny.


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