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George Carlin: Back in Town (1996)

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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30 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Джордж Карлин: Снова в городе See more »

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During his "state prison farms" bit, when George suggests fencing in maniacs and crazy people inside Utah, an audience member is audibly heard suggesting Delaware. See more »

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George Carlin refers to viruses as being alive. In truth, they are not considered a form of life. See more »

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George Carlin: We made 'em both up, the sanctity of life and the death penalty. Aren't we versatile?
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George Carlin: And you know, in this country now, there are a lot of people who want to expand the death penalty to include drug dealers. This is really stupid. Drug dealers aren't afraid to die. They're already killing each other every day on the streets by the hundreds; drive-bys, gang shootings. They're not afraid to die. Death penalty doesn't mean anything unless you use it on people who afraid to die. Like... ...
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Followed by George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

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One of the top five Carlin specials
12 June 2000 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

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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